Gozleme is a tradition Turkish pastry filled with savoury ingredients. I have very much cheated by using store-bought flatbread instead of making my own pastry. It makes this cheats gozleme recipe super quick and convenient for lunch, a light dinner, or to pack into kids lunch boxes.
Gozleme has always been a favourite of mine. H and I would often wander down to the Kiribilli markets and grab some. There is always a queue – because it is delicious, and I always order the feta and spinach which is why I thought I’d give it a try myself.
Cheats Gozleme with Feta and Spinach
- 8 flatbreads (or as many as you like)
- 1 lemon
- 4 handfuls of spinach
- Handful each of parsley and mint; chopped
- 1 block of crumbly feta; crumbled
- 1 spring onion; finely sliced
- Salt and pepper
- To make the filling combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Place the 4 flatbreads on the bench and top with a handful of spinach, divide the filling mixure between the flatbreads and add a squeeze of lemon. Top with another flatbread.
- Heat a little olive oil in a pan over low heat and add the flatbread. Give it a little shake to coat the bread in oil. Allow the spinach to wilt slightly. Have a little look under to see if it is golden brown. Flip and allow to cook until golden. The spinach should be soft and the feta shoud be melted.
- Slice and serve with a lemon wedge.
Use any type of flatbread you like. I happen to come across a really thin naan bread so I used that, but any will do.
My little helper made these almost entirely on his own. Its super simple, just take as many flatbreads as you like, top with spinach, then the feta mixture with a little squeeze of lemon, top with another flatbread and you are almost done.
Pop them in a lightly greased frying pan and cook on low heat to allow the spinach to wilt and the feta to melt a little. Slice and serve with lemon.
If you wanted a meatier option you could easily add some minced lamb to the mixture. Just be sure to cook it before adding it to the other filling ingredients.
Simple and delicious. Can’t get much better than that!
Thanks so much Alyssa xx
I love this, all that spinach and feta. I would have guessed this to be greek recipe, shows how cuisine travels when countries are so close. Love your little helper!
Yes I’m sure the Greek have a very similar dish. I went to a fantastic Greek restaurant during the week, it has given me lots of other ideas to try. xx
These look so easy and utterly delicious I love a feta and spinach combo.
Thanks Emily, me too. It’s always a winner…
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
What a totally delicious dish for little hands to help with. I love this type of “things between bread” dishes. Spinach and feta is a winning combination in my books. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner too.
Thanks so much Gloria, he is a great little helper… xx
I love seeing your son grow up in your photos– he’s getting so big! I have been trying to use my 14 month old in some photos, but he wiggles so much they often turn out blurry!
Isn’t he!!! It is great to look back at old posts and see how little he was. They are quite hard to take photos of at times, you are right they are constantly moving, but definitely worth it to look back on.
I’m so confused. I made this as printed and it worked the 1st 3 times. Now when I make it – it really soggy. 1 side is really nice and crunchy and the other is definitely soggy. Is it possible that my feta is too wet?
Hi Sharon, Oh gee soggy is not good.. Are you using a different variety of feta this time? Some are really soft and creamy and others crumbly? Or could you be adding a little too much lemon? You could try adding a little more oil and upping the heat when you flip it..
Let me know how you go. C xx