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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 11 ounces Greek yogurt

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 drizzle extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 9 ounces grated halloumi cheese

  • 2 medium scallions, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

724 Calories
33g Fat
80g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 724
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 2044mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 411mg 32%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 364mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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