Recipes Browser

Share on facebook
Creative Commons License

Syrian Cooking by Ghinwa Alameen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Terms of Use Agreement
Borak Zaitoon (Olive mini pies)

Olive pie

Another easy-to-make savory pastry that will add extra zing to your appetizer parties and snacks. Green olives and red pepper go perfectly together in many Syrian dishes.








  • 1/2 pound pitted green olives, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac (optional)
  • Chili pepper to taste (your favorite variety)
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • No salt
  • 1/2 a recipe Ajeen (Savory Dough), or 2 ready-made biscuit dough (10 count each)
Olive pie


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Seed and quarter the peppers, rub with little olive oil and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. You can also substitute with sun-dried red bell pepper, or marinated. make sure to press the marinated variety to get rid of as much water as possible.
  3. Meanwhile, saute the onion in olive oil until translucent.
  4. Chop the peppers and add to the onion, together with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick oil and place the pies an inch apart (they will grow bigger).
  6. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. They are usually served with a variety of other savory parties. I recommend you used Syrian or a variety of Middle Easter green olives. The Jarred varieties available in the market are in no way close in flavor and crunchiness.

Makes 20 pies


Comments (2)
  • Clare  - Thank you!
    I made these pies, along with a bunch of your other recipes for some Syrian friends who have recently arrived in Australia. They were so happy to eat food from home. Thank you.
  • Ghinwa  - Re:
    Clare, Glad that the website was helpful to you and your guests liked your food :)
Only registered users can write comments!
More articles :

» Ajeen (Savory Dough)

Use this light dough to make different varieties of appetizer pastries such as Olive mini pies and spinach pies. You can also use it to make pizza. If in a hurry, substitute with ready-made biscuit dough). 
Syrian Cooking Facebook Page
Follow Me
RSS Feeds