Try this recipe for halloumi and pepper pide, then check out our classic Turkish pide and more impressive pizza recipes.


  • 250g ciabatta bread mix
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ small red pepper, diced
  • ½ small green pepper, diced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ ts ground cinnamon
  • a handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 block halloumi, diced
  • for dusting plain flour


  • STEP 1

    Make the ciabatta dough following pack instructions and leave while you make the filling.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the onion, garlic and peppers for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the spices and some seasoning, and cook for a few minutes, then stir in the parsley and take off the heat. Stir in the halloumi.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Divide the dough into 4 pieces then roll out on a lightly floured worksurface into long oval shapes (about 22cm x 9cm) and put onto baking-paper-lined trays. Divide the pepper and cheese mixture between the pieces, leaving a 1cm border. Pinch at each end to make a slipper shape.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Brush the pides all over with melted butter and serve.


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Janine RatcliffeFood director

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