I am hooked on toasted Turkish Pide with Olives & Feta! Pide is pronounced pee-day, is a Turkish sesame seed sprinkled flat bread traditionally baked in clay ovens. There are many regional variations of this tasty Turkish bread. These are sold everywhere in Australia, but it might be harder to find in the States.
How to eat Pide
Often people don't know how to eat Pide Bread, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Pide topping ideas.
- Slice it into soldiers and eat it with dips (Yogurt Garlic Sauce)
- Switch it out with regular bread to make Turkish Sandwiches
- Crumble Feta and drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar
- Toast and drizzle with Olive Oil, and eat with soup
- Cut in half and make open faced toasted sandwiches
Turkish Pide with Olives and Feta
Toasted Turkish Pide with Olives & Feta is an easy breakfast, lunch or snack. All you need is a creamy Feta Cheese and Black Olives.
Please don’t buy the Black Olives sold in cans. They are tasteless and are of poor quality. The tastiest olives for this salad are dark purple Kalamata Olives, either sold in the deli or in glass jars.
My last tip is to use a good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Be generous when pouring it on your Toasted Turkish Pide Bread. Think of it like butter on toast, except it's easier to pour EVOO instead of buttering toast. My good friend Katerina (from Greece) introduced me to this delicious snack.
My supermarket Turkish Pide is a tasty Mediterranean inspired snack. Ridiculously easy to make, ridiculously delicious. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 1 Turkish Bread loaf
- Kalamata Olives sliced
- Feta Cheese
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Slice the Turkish Bread in half lengthways and toast until golden brown.
- Generously drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the toasted Turkish Bread
- Crumble Feta Cheese on the Turkish Bread, topped with the sliced Kalamata Olives
- Serve immediately