Greek Pita Pizzas

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This pita pizza was supposed to be the subject of our very first blog post, but the picture was absolutely hideous. We never posted about it, and then we slowly forgot about it. Thankfully, we re-remembered it when we had a cucumber and some yogurt in the fridge this past week. I’m glad we did. It is so, so, so amazing. I can say with honesty that it falls in the top 5 pizzas I’ve had.

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It surely is anything but traditional. An olive-oil brushed pita is topped with hummus; mozzarella cheese; a mixture of tomatoes, olives, and red onion tossed with vinegar and oil; and finally feta cheese. After a short time in the oven, it’s topped with tzatziki. The result is a very flavorful and absolutely amazing pizza that I would happily eat for lunch or dinner weekly. Plus, it’s super healthy! Speaking of “super”- the Super Bowl this weekend is not something that’s really on my agenda, but I’ll probably make some appetizers for fun. Our local Trader Joe’s had a sign on the wall that read: National Appetizer Day! It sounded accurate to me.

Greek Pita Pizzas

Makes 4

Recipe from Pink Parsley

Ingredients

4 medium-sized pitas (about 8 inches)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup hummus

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried

1/2 small red onion, cut in half and sliced thin

1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped (we prefer black olives, so that’s what we used)

3/4 cup quartered grape tomatoes

1/2-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (we like to go a bit heavier to make the pizza have more of the cheesy stretch that classic pizza has)

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Tzatziki sauce, for serving

Directions

Heat oven to 475. Brush pitas with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.

Combine the grape tomatoes, olives, red onions, oregano, salt and pepper, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus over each pita. Top with mozzarella, vegetable mixture, and then feta. Bake for 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted and pita is crisp. Top with tzatziki to taste. Enjoy!

Note: you can make this recipe completely from scratch by making your own pita and hummus, or you can use pre-made. It’s obviously a lot more time-consuming to make everything from scratch, and we’ve found that these pizzas are just as wonderful with a good-quality store bought pita and good-quality store bought hummus. Trader Joe’s has great hummus and pita, as does a local authentic Armenian shop near our house.

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