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Turkish Lahmacun Pizza

A veganised version of the traditional Turkish Lahmacun pizza using spiced vegan mince, topped with a smoked paprika yogurt, pomegranate seeds and chopped cherry tomatoes.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 4 Small Pizza's


Pizza Dough

  • 300 g Plain flour
  • 7 g Dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp Caster sugar
  • 250 ml Luke-warm water
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • ½ White onion
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • Handful of Parsley
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 200 g Vegan mince
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp Ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 4 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 30 ml Olive oil


  • 1 tbsp Pistachio nuts
  • Handful of Pomegrante seeds
  • Handful of cherry tomato
  • 50 ml Coconut yogurt
  • 4-5 Mint leaves
  • ½ tsp Smoked paprika


  • In a jug mix the luke warm water with the yeast and sugar. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before adding the olive oil.
  • In a bowl, combine together the plain flour and salt. Then add in the yeast mixture and combine until it forms a ball. You may need to add slightly more flour if the mixture is too wet.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it forms a elastic smooth texture. Place the dough in a clean bowl in a warm place and prove for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C/gas mark 6.
  • To make the filling, in a food processor blitz together the red pepper, white onion, parsley and garlic until it is roughly chopped.
  • Add in the tomato puree, olive oil, chilli flakes and the vegan mince with all of the spices and blitz again until it forms a thick paste.
  • Knock back the dough and split it in to 4 even balls. Roll out the balls with a rolling pin as thin as it goes without breaking the dough and spread the filling on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the dough is crispy and golden. Meanwhile mix the coconut yogurt with the finely sliced mint leaves and smoked paprika.
  • Once the pizza is cooked, sprinkle over pistachio nuts, halved cherry tomatoes, pomegranate seeds and drizzle over the coconut yogurt mix.
Keyword Lahmacun, pizza, plant based, turkish, vegan