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Vegetarian Pide with Spinach, Mint and Feta

Do you know the Pide? It is a pizza or bread from Turkish cuisine. Traditionally, the Pide is made from minced meat but today I am showing you a vegetarian version. Pide is perfect for a snack, a meal to prepare in advance or to accompany your barbecues in summer. Here is my recipe for Vegetarian Pide with Spinach, Mint and Feta.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting time 2 hrs
Course Main course, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 632 kcal


For the pide dough

  • 21 g fresh yeast or 9 g instant or dry yeast
  • 300 ml of lukewarm water no more than 38 ° C
  • 600 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 70 g of plain yogurt

For the filling

  • 450 g frozen spinach or 1 kg fresh spinach
  • 300 g feta
  • 8 sprigs of dill
  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 8 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • Black sesame seeds


For the pide dough

  • In a small bowl, activate the yeast by dissolving it with 100 ml of water and 1 tablespoon of flour, both taken from the total amount. Add the sugar. Mix well and let stand 15 min. The mixture should start to foam.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Then add the yeast-based preparation, the rest of the water, the olive oil and the plain yogurt. Mix all ingredients together until you get a dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth. Cover with a clean cloth and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours.

For the filling

  • Start by thawing the spinach either in the microwave for a few minutes on low power or in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Then place the spinach in a tea towel or colander and squeeze the spinach to remove the excess water.
  • Then finely chop the fresh herbs and garlic cloves. Add them to the spinach. Also add salt, pepper, a dash of olive oil and the lemon zest. Mix everything well.
  • Cut the feta into small cubes and add it to the spinach.

Form the pides

  • Preheat the oven to 185 ° C (convectional heat).
  • Once the dough has rested, remove the air by kneading it for a few seconds. Form a ball and divide it into 6 equally sized parts. Form 6 small balls.
  • Then roll out each ball of dough in an oval shape. Place 1/6 of the spinach mixture in the center, then slightly fold the sides and fold the two ends together to form a boat (see the pictures of the recipe).
  • Let your pides rest for another 30 minutes.
  • Mix an egg yolk with a few drops of water. Brush the edges of the pides and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes and take out the pide once they are golden.
  • If you want to add an egg, add it on top of the pide after 15 minutes of baking. The egg will cook the remaining 5 minutes. For a well-cooked egg, add it after 10 minutes already.
  • To finish, add a squeeze of lemon juice and some fresh herbs.


These pides can be eaten hot or cold. They are perfect to share as a starter or main course with a salad. They are also great to take away.


Calories: 632kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 24gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1432mgPotassium: 491mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 9297IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 406mgIron: 7mg
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