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Spicy Turkish pizza’s

These pizza’s are delicious and healthy! The base is a wrap that becomes crusty when you place it in the oven for a couple of minutes. With the lamb on top it gets this distinct spicy flavor that makes this dish so good! This recipe is originally from Jamie Oliver, but I changed it a bit and added some homemade sauces to put on top of the pizza :)

Ingredients (for 4 persons):

  • 300gr lamb mince
  • köfte herbs (ask for this mix of herbs at a Turkish supermarket) If you don’t have this you can also use 1-2 tsp of garam massala
  • 50gr walnuts, crushed
  • fresh rosemary
  • 1 can of tomato puree (140gr)
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 (wholegrain) tortilla’s
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 tomatoes
  • salad leaves of your choice
  • red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove

Red onion sauce:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • parsley
  • 1 can of tomato puree (140gr)
  • sambal oelek

Yogurt cucumber dip:

  • 170gr greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove

Directions

  1. Start by marinating the lamb mince with the köfte herbs and leave in the fridge so all flavors can mix in with each other.
  2. Then, start to make the red onion sauce by fry the fine chopped onion. Add the chopped tomatoes for 3 minutes, lower the heat and add about 1-2 tbsp tomato puree until it becomes a nice sauce. Place the sauce in a bowl and let it cool down. Once it’s cooled down a bit, add the parsley and sambal oelek to taste. I used 2 tsp, but for some this can be too spicy. The spiciness kicks in slightly later, so don’t be too enthusiastic in the beginning with the sambal :)
  3. Make the yogurt cucumber dip: chop the cucumber and put in a sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Cover the cucumber with a kitchen towel and weigh down with something heavy. Leave to drain for about 30 minutes. Mix all the ingredients to the yogurt, add the garlic and salt & pepper to taste. Now your sauces are ready :)
  4. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the lamb mince, breaking up any lumps. Once the mince is no longer pink, add the fine crushed walnuts (I used a muddler for this) and the rosemary. Add 1/2 garlic clove, the lemon juice and the tomato puree. Let it simmer for a minute and remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the tortilla’s on a baking tray/oven grid (you can use both to place 4 tortilla’s in 1 go in the oven).  Spread a thin layer of tomato puree over the tortilla’s. Then, spread the lamb mince mixture over the tortilla’s and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the salad. Roughly cut the white parts of the spring onions, the green pepper and 3 tomatoes in a food processor and pulse for a couple of seconds. It should not be a puree, but finely chopped. Place the vegetable mix in a sieve to drain. Mix the vegetables with the salad, add some olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar to taste. Finally, crumble the feta over the salad.
  7. Top the pizza’s with the salad and serve with the red onion sauce and yogurt dip.

Enjoy these guilt-free pizza’s with healthy sauces!

 

Written by Lovely Dutchy

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