Shredded Lamb, Chilli and Date Pide

Shredded Lamb, Chilli and Date Pide
This Shredded Lamb, Chilli & Date Pide is the perfect recipe to whip up for a yummy lunch or is great for nibbles when entertaining. It's a crowd pleaser that everyone will love.

Shredded Lamb, Chilli and Date Pide

Makes 2/Serves 4


250g grated haloumi

½ cup (140g) labneh cheese

1 egg 

¼ tsp chilli flakes

2 slow braised lamb shanks, meat shredded

1 tsp dried mint

6 fresh dates, pitted and chopped 

1 tbsp oil, extra to brush

¼ cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Lemon wedges to serve 

Baby kale leaves, to serve

Pide Dough

2 tsp dried yeast

1 tsp caster sugar

1 ½ cups (325g) 00 flour, plus extra for dusting

1 tsp sea salt flakes

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


To make the dough, place the yeast, sugar and 200ml lukewarm water in a small bowl; mix to combine. Set aside for 8 minutes or until the mixture is foamy. Place flour and salt in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and oil; mix to combine. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 minutes or until smooth. Place in a large, lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean, damp tea towel and set aside for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. 

Preheat oven to 240°C (220°C fan forced). Place a large baking tray in the oven to preheat for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and roll out, on a lightly floured surface into approximately 40cm x 25cm ovals. Place the haloumi, labneh, egg and chilli in a bowl and whisk to combine.  

Place the lamb, mint and dates together; mix to combine. Spread the cheese mixture over each oval leaving a 4cm border. Top with the lamb mixture. Fold the edges of the dough up over the egg mixture and twist each end to secure. Slide pide onto the hot tray, brush the pastry with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Slide pide off the tray, sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedges and kale.


Check out our recipe for Slow Braised Lamb Shanks here, and our recipe for Individual Lamb Shank Pies with Walnut, Currant and Couscous Pilaf here.


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