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Turkish Pizza

with Lamb, Pine Nuts and Pomegranate
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Turkish Pizza

Turkish Pizza - Whether as a light main course for a few or a hearty snack for many - this pizza satisfies on all counts

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Health Score:
9,5 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
294
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This Turkish pizza is a great source of trace elements including zinc, which supports important metabolic processes, and niacin, which is essential for a well-functioning metabolism and helps protect the skin from damage.

In Turkey, "Lahmacun" is the name of a local type of pizza made of thin flat bread with a minced meat sauce. With the addition of pomegranates and pine nuts, it becomes a gourmet snack. Pul Biber is a spicy mixture with paprika and chilli; it is available in Turkish grocery stores.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie294 kcal(14 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat11 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates31 g(21 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin8.6 mg(72 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate82 μg(27 %)
Pantothenic acid1.2 mg(20 %)
Biotin7.3 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.4 μg(47 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium548 mg(14 %)
Calcium55 mg(6 %)
Magnesium82 mg(27 %)
Iron3.4 mg(23 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc4.2 mg(53 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.4 g
Uric acid132 mg
Cholesterol33 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
7 ounces
Whole-wheat flour (plus more for dusting)
1 ounce
fresh Yeast
3 tablespoons
2
small Onions
2
11 ounces
1 teaspoon
½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon
ground Cinnamon
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
4
medium Tomatoes
1 bunch
6 teaspoons
1
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Salad spinner, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 1

Combine flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and make a well in the center.

2.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 2

Crumble the yeast into the well and pour 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Stir lightly in the center, cover, and let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes.

3.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 3

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the yeast mixture and work flour into the center until combined, then knead until the dough is smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 50 minutes.

4.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 4

Meanwhile, peel onion and garlic and chop finely. 

5.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 5

Mix minced lamb in a bowl with sumac, Aleppo pepper, and cinnamon, then season with salt and pepper.

6.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 6

Heat oil in a skillet. Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until translucent. Add lamb mixture and cook until browned, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

7.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 7

Add honey and balsamic vinegar to skillet.

8.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 8

Rinse tomatoes, wipe dry, cut out stems and cut tomatoes into slices. Rinse arugula and spin dry.

9.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 9

Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll each about approximately 1/4 inch thick on a well-floured work surface.

10.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 10

Place dough pieces on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets and top with the tomato slices. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

11.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 11

Divide meat mixture and the pine nuts among dough pieces. Bake in preheated oven at 450°F until crust is golden brown, 12-15 minutes.

12.
Turkish Pizza preparation step 12

Cut pomegranate into wedges, then hold each over a bowl, cut side down, and scrape out seeds. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and arugula over pizzas and serve immediately.