Lebanese Flatbread Melts

These stove-fried pizzas use healthier ingredients for show-stopping flavor!

Spice mix

  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp  Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp  Black pepper
  • 1 tsp  Oregano
  • ½ tsp  Sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp  Sumac
  • ½ tsp  Cayenne pepper

Meat topping

  • 1 tbs  Olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground lamb, beef
  • 2 tbs  Spice mix

Other toppings

  • 1 bunch  Cilantro
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 tsp  Salt
  • 1/2 med Lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup  Plain yogurt
  • 1 tbs  Olive oil
  • 15 oz  Chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tbs  Spice mix
  • 1 cup Hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • ½ cup  Feta cheese

Pan fry

  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 lb  Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought

Mix spices in a small bowl.

2 In a large skillet, brown ground meat and 2 tablespoons of spice mixture in olive oil and break down into small crumbles. Remove from pan, cover with foil to keep warm and set aside. Leave oil in pan.

3 Using an immersion blender or processor, puree cilantro, oil and salt. Set aside. Then in a small bowl whisk together yogurt and juice from half of a lemon. Set aside.

Pat chickpeas dry with paper towel and fry in skillet with tablespoon of olive oil. Season with last tablespoon of spice mixture and cook until crispy. Set aside and turn on your oven broiler.

5 Divide the pizza dough into four equal portions. Use your hands to flatten and stretch each piece of dough into an 8 to 10-inch rectangle.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet used for chickpeas. Fry pizza dough for 1 minute on each side, or until golden crispy and brown. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining dough, using more oil as needed.

7 Spread 2 tablespoons hummus on each fried flatbread. Top with browned meat, crumble feta cheese on top and place on baking sheet. Place under broiler for a minute to melt cheese.

8 Remove from broiler, drizzle with lemon yogurt, cilantro oil and sprinkle with pan-fried chickpeas. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 | Prep Time 25-30 mins