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Appetizers and Snacks

Vegetarian "Arabic Pizza"

This is a vegetarian version of Lahma wa Ajeen. These are small pizzas the size of saucers. It takes a bit of time but worth the work!

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sumac

Put yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water and leave for 20 minutes.

Mix flour and salt, form a well and add yeast liquid and oil.

Mix by hand.

Knead, adding small quantities of warm water, until the dough is soft and smooth.

Let rise in a warm room for 2 hours.

  • 250-500 grams/ 1/2-1 lb vegetarian mince
  • 4 ripe peeled tomatoes (or use canned)
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper

Mix mince, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, sumac and salt & pepper to taste, and cayenne pepper (be generous) together.

Knead dough again and divide into egg size balls (about 20).

Pat each ball into a flat patties about 6" diameter.

Spread mix on each one (not edges), place on a greased tray and cook in a 400F/200C hot oven for 15 minutes at most (watch it!)

Say Bismillah and eat!

Recipe by Cecilia Moen


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