Spinach and Halloumi Gozleme

Gozleme is a traditional Turkish street food. Any number of fillings can be used such as pan-fried mushrooms with chevre cheese, Nutella®, and bananas or sauteed apple slices with caramel.



Step: 1

Place yogurt in a large bowl and stir in salt. Gradually add flour, a few tablespoons at a time, until you have a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead with your hands until soft and slightly tacky. Place the dough in a lightly floured bowl, cover with a clean tea towel, and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes.

Step: 2

Meanwhile, warm a frying pan over medium heat. Add a drizzle of oil, then add spinach, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir, about 5 minutes. Take off of the heat and allow to cool, about 10 minutes. Stir in halloumi, scallions, and Italian seasoning.

Step: 3

Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Roll out each ball into a 10- to 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Place some spinach filling on one side of each circle and fold the dough over. Seal the edges with a fork.

Step: 4

Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Combine melted butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl, and brush onto both sides of the gozleme. Cook each gozleme in the hot pan until golden, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Step: 5

Cut each gozleme into 4 slices and finish with several squeezes of lemon juice.


Per Serving: 724 calories; protein 30g; carbohydrates 80.1g; fat 32.6g; cholesterol 73mg; sodium 2043.7mg.

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