Lunch in a pita

Lebanese meat pie lentils salad pita israeli food lunch easy
Lebanese meat pie lentils salad pita israeli food lunch easy

Recipe by Raedh Rbah

photography by Veronica Yudkevich

Raedh makes a quick and super easy version of ‘safaeh’/’sfiha’ (a Lebanese meat pie) with just a pita bread. It's such a brilliant, yummy, kids-friendly idea for a lunch or a picnic, which is especially useful for busy moms who sometimes need to whip up a meal in no time.

Sfiha for very busy moms

Ingredients:

500-700 grams ground meat (here beef)

1 small white onion, grated

2-4 small tomatoes, grated (add them one at a time to avoid a watery mixture)

1 cup finely chopped parsley

⅓ – ½ cup olive oil

1 Tbsp cinnamon

salt, pepper to taste

small thin pitas (about 10)

Preparation:

Heat the oven to 180°C – 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix them thoroughly into a relatively dry mixture.

Cut the pitas into half-moons or slice them open into two circles. Fill each pita half with one-two tablespoons of the mixture spreading it into a thin layer.

Arrange the stuffed pitas on the baking tray, bake for 10-15 min until pitas look crisp and golden.

Serve with a salad on the side.

Lebanese meat pie lentils salad pita israeli food lunch easy

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