Karen Martini’s Turkish pizza

Simple, quick and delicious.
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Street food is popular around the world because it’s made quickly, is easy to eat and is packed full of flavour.

Karen’s Turkish pizza is no different. Using pita bread and a bunch of store-bought ingredients means this dish is simple and fast.

The only prep you need to do is spicing the meat, but it’s really about how you put it all together. While street food is designed to be eaten on the go this dish is so good, you’ll want to sit down and enjoy every bite.





For Sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.


Combine mince, cumin, Aleppo pepper, garlic, salt and za’atar in a bowl to form a paste.


Divide meat paste among pittas, pressing evenly onto one side of each pitta to cover.


Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Cook, meat-side down, for 5 minutes, placing a flat lid (or other flat heavy item) on top of pitta (this helps to keep pitta flat and cook meat evenly). Flip and cook bread side for 2-3 minutes until crisp.


Remove pitta from pan and top with sauce, lettuce, cucumber and mint leaves. Sprinkle with a little extra za’atar, fold and eat hot.

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