Low FODMAP Turkish feta spread with walnuts on top

Low FODMAP Turkish feta spread

When I studied in Istanbul 10 years ago I loved mezze. Small bites and spreads served as an appetizer at a restaurant. The waiter would come to your table with a very large tray full of different mezzes and you could choose which one you wanted.

Delicious! One of my favorites was this low FODMAP Turkish feta spread, or peynir ezmesi in Turkish.

This is a spread made with Turkish white cheese (beyaz peynir). Sheep cheese which belongs to the same family of cheeses as feta. This is mixed with pepper puree, chopped walnuts and some spices.

A plate of low FODMAP Turkish feta spread

Where can you use this feta spread for? 

This spread is very versatile. Of course it is great as a party snack. I like to serve some slices of baguette with it, such as the gluten-free Schär ciabatta rustica or the pistolets, sliced. But you can also serve carrots and cucumber pieces with it for dipping.

This spread is also delicious on a cracker as a snack or simply on a sandwich for lunch.

More mezze?

Since I lived in Turkey for a year you can always wake me up for Turkish food. That is why I have already shared a few other Turkish dishes on Karlijn’s Kitchen.

Are you going for a drink and do you want to put tasty Turkish (or Middle Eastern) snacks on the table? Then try these too:

A plate of Turkish feta spread with bread on the side
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A plate of Turkish feta spread with bread on the side

Low FODMAP Turkish feta spread

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  • Author: Karlijn


A Turkish feta spread with walnuts and pepper paste, or peynir ezmesi. Super yummy as a party snack or on a sandwich or cracker. Gluten-free


  • 125 g (4.4 oz) Turkish white cheese (beyaz peynir)* or feta, crumbled
  • 75 g (2.6 oz) walnuts
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Turkish pepper paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • A dash of olive oil
  • A pinch of pepper
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in the food processor. Pulse until you have a fairly smooth mixture.
  2. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  3. No food processor? Then chop the walnuts very finely and stir all the ingredients together in a bowl until everything is well mixed.

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  • Georgie says:

    It was good! I actually had (nearly) all the ingredients on hand. Will make it again.

  • pat mesic says:

    With the St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I recommend Corned Beef and Cabbage as a Low Fodmap dish. It is also low calorie as well. Healthy and delicious.

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