Saturday, June 29, 2013

Modern Cooking - Veggie Doener

We had a heat wave the other day, so no-one felt like either cooking or eating a hot dinner. After a couple of days of salad, I picked up a flat bread and a bunch garlic and whipped up a yummie veggie doener. As a little background: doener kebab is a sandwich made from meat cut of a huge skewer, chopped up lettuce, tomatoes, slaw, cucumber, onions, you name it, topped with a garlic sauce. Turkish immigrants in Berlin invented it back in the 60s to be able to compete with burgers and other on-the-go sandwiches, and it's AWESOME! I definitely never feel guilty after eating one, especially since I substitute the meat, which can be quite greasy, for feta cheese.

1 flatbread
white or red cabbage, raw and thinly slices
iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
tomatoes, slices
cucumber, sliced
carrots, cut in thin strips
onions, cut in thin rings
1/2 lb feta cheese, cut in slices
garlic, minced
1 cup of greek yogurt
salt & pepper to taste

Bake the flatbread, cut it in quarters and cut pockets in them. Fill it with lettuce, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and feta cheese. Beat greek yogurt with garlic, add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle sauce in the flatbread pockets and  enjoy the goodness.

For meat lovers: add gyros from your favorite Greek restaurant or thinly cut chicken or beef strips instead (or on top of) the cheese.

For vegans: use soy yogurt instead of th greek version for the yogurt sauce.

I hope you enjoy it as muc as we did. It can be messy, so it's helpful to have a fork around!


  1. This looks yummy, a little taste of Greek heaven:-)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! The doener is actually Turkish, but the Greek and Turkish cuisine is a lot similar. The doener to go is more or less a gyros pita, but never say that to a Turkish person ;-)

  2. Hmmmm, now I feel like having one!
    Oh, and yeah, I never feel guilty, too. I just need one every now and then. ;-)

  3. Also: you might want to try this one for the next heat wave:

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    1. Well, all I did there was chopping, and some stirring ;-) But I do love to cook and try new things!