Vegan Turkish Pizzas (Lahmacun)

Serves: 8-10
Cooks in: 1 hour
Difficulty: 5/10

Incredible vegan Turkish pizzas inspired by Lahmacun.


2 tbs Vegetable Oil
1 Red Onion, finely chopped
1 Red Chilli, finely chopped
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
3 tsp Sea Salt
Half a Large Aubergine/Eggplant, cut small
2 cups/220g Vegan Mince
1 tbs Sweet Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Ground All Spice
1 tsp Ground Cumin
2 tsp Dried Rose Petals
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 cups/480ml Water
4 tbs Tomato Puree
Handful Greek Basil, roughly chopped
Handful Fresh Thyme, roughly chopped
Handful Flat Leaf Parsley, roughly chopped
Zest & Juice of Half a Lemon
2 tsp Dried Chilli, for extra spice (optional)

Bread Dough

See recipe here.

Mint Yoghurt Dip

Handful Fresh Mint
Half a Cucumber, seeds removed and cubed small
1 tsp Paprika
1 cup/200g Non Dairy Yoghurt
Pinch Salt & Pepper


Pomegranate seeds
Cherry Tomatos
Pistachio Nuts
Fresh Mint


  1. Sauté the onion, chilli, garlic & aubergine over a medium heat in a large saucepan with the sea salt for 4-5 minutes. 
  2. Add the vegan mince & spices to the pan & allow everything to cook for a further 4 minutes stirring often so nothing burns.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the water and tomato puree. Then add the herbs & lemon. 
  4. Cook the mix for 5-6 minutes before turning off the heat.
  5. Roll your bread dough and spread generous amounts of the sauce over the top. 
  6. Bake in a pre heated oven set at 220 degrees C for 10-12 minutes. 
  7. For the yoghurt dip, simply add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl & mix. 
  8. Top your cooked pizzas with a drizzle of the yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, rocket, fresh mint & pistachio nuts.