Vegan Lahmacun

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date ?th of ? 2022

This is so easy. It is vegan much like a pizza, but on flat bread.  Unlike pizza, which has many variations of toppings, lahmacun has one type of topping, which is like bolognaise sauce. Although some people use the oven method, I think that makes it too much like a pizza, so I prefer to stovetop method to keep it a little more different.


  •  You can wrap it up like a burrito or cut it into slices like a pizza.
  • For that little extra, add a couple of teaspoons of vegan red pesto to the sauce.


Makes 1 lahmacun

Time 15 – 20 minutes



For base

  • Strong bread flour x 80 g
  • Water x 40 ml
  • Salt x a pinch

For sauce

  • Tomato x 1 medium
  • Tomato purée x 1 tbsp
  • Garlic x 1 clove crushed
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Cumin powder x a pinch
  • TVP x 20 g
  • Chilli pepper x 1/2

For extra topping

  • A few slices of onion
  • A few pieces of chopped tomatoes
  • Small amount of vegan cheese
  • A chilli pepper
  • Fresh herbs


Step 1 – Make the dough for the flatbread

  1. Tip the flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the salt and baking powder.
  3. Combine with a balloon whisk.
  4. Add the water a little at a time and mix with a wooden spoon.  When you start to get a shaggy dough, stop adding water and use your hands to combine. 
  5. Once you have a ball, transfer to a work surface and need for 1 minute or 2.
  6. Flatten with your hand and roll out with a rolling pin until you get the desired size and shape.

Step 2 – Make the sauce

  1. Blend the tomato to a paste then transfer to a bowl. 
  2. Add the lemon juice, garlic, tomato purée, cumin powder and chopped chilli pepper.  Combine the ingredients with a spoon.
  3. Prepare the TVP in the usual way.  Add the TVP to the sauce and stir.

Step 3 – Putting it all together

  1. Pace the flatbread in a frying pan for 45 seconds.
  2. Turn the bread over and quickly spoon the sauce over the bread. Place the lid on the frying pan and cook for about a minute. 
  3. And the extra toppings and serve.


I dressed mine with balsamic vinegar drizzle. 

I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.


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