Doctor’s ‘cheat’s recipe’ for homemade gozleme that’s perfect for school lunchboxes – and you only need five ingredients
- Australian GP Dr Preeya Alexander has shared her easy gozleme recipe online
- The lunch meal requires wilted spinach, cheese, wraps, lemon juice and olive oil
- Dr Alexander said her two children love the tasty meal and eat it regularly
- Gozleme is a traditional Turkish stuffed flatbread filled with spinach and feta
An Australian doctor and mum-of-two has shared her ultimate ‘cheat’s recipe’ for delicious homemade gozleme.
Melbourne GP Dr Preeya Alexander made the simple, tasty meal for her children using five ingredients – wilted spinach, cheddar cheese, wraps, lemon juice and olive oil.
‘Both of my kids smash this – it’s in my daughter’s lunchbox for school often and my toddler eats it on the go,’ she wrote and demonstrated the method in an Instagram video.
Gozleme is a traditional savoury Turkish flatbread that’s often filled with spinach and feta, but can also be made with meat, cheese and tomato.
As Victoria is currently in another strict Covid-19 lockdown, Dr Alexander said the meal is the ‘perfect easy, quick meal’ to lift your spirits.
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Melbourne GP Dr Preeya Alexander (pictured) shared her quick and easy recipe for homemade gozleme
Dr Alexander filled the flatbread with wilted spinach, cheddar cheese and a generous squeeze of lemon juice
The dish was then removed from the grill and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice was squirted over the cheese and spinach before folding the wrap in half
The end result looked delicious and would be a great lunch idea for children and adults alike
To make the healthy lunch meal, she first wilted the spinach in a pot on the stove with some olive oil.
‘I used home grown silverbeet here (wilted) because I’m a small legend,’ she joked, adding: ‘But baby spinach or frozen spinach ($2 at the supermarket) also works a treat.’
Once the spinach was ready, she placed a small amount onto one side of a wrap then added a few slices of cheddar cheese.
She then grilled the open wrap for ten minutes, keeping a watchful eye over it to ensure the cheese didn’t burn.
The dish was then removed from the grill and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice was squirted over the cheese and spinach before folding the wrap in half.
The recipe idea was praised by other parents online who thanked Dr Alexander for sharing her recommendation
How to make Dr Alexander’s gozleme:
- Baby spinach or frozen spinach
- Cheddar cheese
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Pepper to season
1. Wilt spinach in a pot on the stove, toss until the spinach looks wet
2. Pop some spinach onto half a wrap and top with cheese and season with pepper
3. Grill for 10 mins or so to melt the cheese – don’t burn it, keep checking frequently
4. Take it out, squeeze lemon, then fold it
5. Chop and eat
Source: Dr Preeya Alexander
The end result looked perfectly tasty and would be a great lunch idea for children and adults alike.
The recipe idea was praised by other parents online who thanked Dr Alexander for sharing her recommendation.
‘Nice! I do the same thing, but in corn tortillas and with scrambled egg,’ one mum wrote.
‘Looks divine! Thanks for sharing,’ another said, a third added: ‘We love this kind of thing in our house!! We make them in our sandwich press.’