Mediterranean Pizza

Mediterranean Pizza – Not too long ago Hummus was considered an exotic ethnic food, but today it is as common as ranch dressing. Of course it makes a great dip for veggies and pita chips, but I like to use it to amp up the flavor of recipes as well.

Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

With Hummus

mediterranean pizza with hummus
Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread Pizza by savingflavors.com

We are making a 15-minute personal-sized hummus flatbread pizza. A crispy flatbread crust topped with velvety hummus, gooey mozzarella, tasty feta, fragrant Italian flavoring,? and juicy plum tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pita bread
  • 1/4 cup hummus spread
  • 2 tablespoon collapsed feta cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 plum tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian spices

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF
  2. Spread out a thick layer of hummus on your pita bread
  3. Leading with shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped tomatoes, half of the fallen apart feta, and a spray Italian flavoring
  4. Bake in the oven till cheese is melted and bread is golden brown
  5. Leading with fresh collapsed feta

Mediterranean Pizza Recipe Feta

Include passion to your pizza with a low-fat, iron-rich pesto. Your preferred ingredients can stand in for the shrimp and feta cheese required here. Simply keep in mind to pick fresh veggies and reduced-fat cheeses when developing your own topping.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon. cornmeal
  • 1 tube (10 ounces) cooled pizza dough
  • 1 c. water
  • 5 oz. big shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon. toasted pine nuts
  • 1 big clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 c. loosely loaded fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoon. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoon. defatted reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. feta cheese, collapsed
  • 2 tablespoon. minced red onions
  • 1/2 c. shredded reduced-fat low-sodium mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450ï ¿ 1/2 F. Coat a baking sheet with no-stick spray. Sprinkle with the cornmeal
  2. Unroll the pizza dough and spread on the ready sheet
  3. Bring the water to a simmer in a little pan
  4. Include the shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or till nontransparent and prepared through. Drain pipes and cut each shrimp into thirds
  5. Location the pine nuts and garlic in a food mill or mixer. Process till minced
  6. Include the basil, Parmesan, broth, and lemon juice; procedure for 2 to 3 minutes, or till a paste types. Include more broth, if essential, to accomplish the wanted consistency
  7. Spread out the pesto on the crust, leaving a 1/ 2″ border
  8. Sprinkle with the shrimp, feta, and onions. Leading with the mozzarella
  9. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or till the bottom is browned and the cheese is melted

Sauce

mediterranean pizza sauce
Homemade Mediterranean gourmet pizza with pesto sauce by lingeralittle.com

The tastes of the Mediterranean come alive in this homemade premium pizza. Pesto as the base lays the structure for a remarkable healthy-ish recipe. You’ll like the sweet taste of sun-dried tomatoes, the brininess of kalamata olives, the tanginess of feta cheese, the creaminess of fresh mozzarella, and obviously the ground lamb that highlights all of it.

Ingredients

For the Lamb Meatballs

  • 1/2 pound of Ground Lamb
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

For the Pizza

  • One Ball of Pizza Dough (from this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup Basil Pesto
  • 1/2 pound Cooked Lamb Meatballs
  • 1/3 cup Sundried Tomatoes (oil-packed), drained pipes
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata Olives, halved
  • 4 ounces Fresh Mozzarella, cubed
  • 4 ounces Feta Cheese, fell apart coarsely
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves, loosely loaded

Directions

For the Lamb Meatballs

  1. Include the ground lamb with spices in a medium-size bowl. Mix till completely integrated
  2. Roll into little balls about 3/4 of an inch around
  3. Heat a cast-iron frying pan over medium-high heat and when hot include the olive oil. Location the lamb meatballs in the frying pan providing area in between them
  4. Prepare for about 4 minutes turning them a number of times up until they are browned
  5. Eliminate from the pan and reserve for contributing to the pizza

For the Pizza

  1. Pre-heat the oven to its most popular setting– 550 ° F is chosen (or as hot as your oven will go) and put a pizza stone in the oven to pre-heat.
  2. On a floured surface area, flatten out the ball of dough. With a rolling pin, start from the center and present in all directions till you have actually the wanted density
  3. Get rid of the pizza stones from the oven and spray with cornmeal. Include the presented dough to the stone
  4. Spoon on the pesto sauce to the presented dough and smear around leaving one inch of the external crust devoid of sauce
  5. Include the lamb meatballs, sundried tomatoes, olives, and the cheeses
  6. Baked in the oven for 15-20 minutes or till the crust and cheeses are both a golden brown
  7. Get rid from the oven and include the spinach. Slice and serve

Notes:

  • The crust must be crispy on the outdoors however chewy on the within
  • When you’re trying to find pesto, browse the ingredients to ensure it is made with olive oil and not canola or something else
  • Select the pitted Kalamata olives in the “olive bins” and scoop them out rather of opening a container. they have a lot more taste that method
  • The sundried tomatoes are best when crammed in oil, ideally olive oil. Prevent the dry-packed ones. Make certain and get the julienne cut, it makes life a lot simpler because they’re currently sliced for you
  • The spinach is included after the pizza comes out of the oven. If you include it prior to it’s prepared, the spinach will blacken and become basically nothingness

Crust

mediterranean pizza crust
Mediterranean pizza cauliflower crust by mesadevida.com

Our Mediterranean pizza recipe enables you to make a remarkable homemade pizza to bring to your household table. This premium pizza recipe is the best pizza to bring life to the table!

Ingredients

  • 2 cauliflower crusts par-baked. Alternative routine pizza crust if you want, likewise par-baked
  • 1 pound hamburger or lamb any other ground meat, or ground meat option, will work fine
  • 1 container Mesa de Vida Mediterranean cooking and spices sauce
  • 1 zucchini sliced lengthwise into thin strips with a veggie peeler
  • 1 1/2 cups fell apart feta cheese
  • 2 little tomatoes carefully sliced
  • Salt to taste Mesa de Vida cooking and spices sauces are low in salt so you can salt to your own tastes and choices
  • Optional: parsley for garnish
  • Optional: Additional layer of shredded mozzarella or other cheese If you like your pizza additional tacky, include a layer of shredded mozzarella or cheddar on top of the crust prior to including staying ingredients. This is how my household likes theirs

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven according to your pizza crust guidelines
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, when hot include the meat to the frying pan and stir to collapse
  3. Include the Mediterranean cooking and spices sauce to the meat, and include salt to taste. Stirring typically, cook up until the meat is completely prepared, then get rid of from heat
  4. Position your pizza crusts on ready pans according to your crust’s guidelines. Nestle the zucchini pieces inside of the meat mix on the pizzas.
  5. Bake according to your crust’s directions
  6. Get rid from the oven and garnish with tomatoes and fresh parsley if you want. Rest for 10 minutes prior to slicing and delighting in!

Dough Recipe

This simple 100% entire wheat pizza dough recipe will have you developing scrumptious and healthy thin-crust pizzas in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons (7g) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 cups (220g) entire wheat pastry flour + more for kneading
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon cornmeal for lining the pan

Directions

  1. In a big bowl, integrate lukewarm water, yeast, and honey. Blend with a spoon, then let sit till foamy, about 5-8 minutes
  2. Include the olive oil, entire wheat flour and salt stirring with a spoon till the dough comes together however is still sticky. Utilizing your hands, on a floured surface area, form the dough into a ball. Knead the dough for 5 minutes or up until smooth
  3. Rub the exact same bowl with olive oil, then put the dough within, relying on a coat
  4. Cover with cling wrap and location in a warm location for 1-2 hours or up until doubled in size
  5. As soon as the dough has actually doubled in size **, punch it down and divide in 2 balls
  6. Sprinkle cornmeal onto a floured surface area and present each dough. Utilize floured hands to extend the dough into a circle, then the location on ready baking sheet, and extend a bit more, pinching the edges of pizza dough to form a crust. To get the dough incredibly thin, briefly roll with a rolling pin
  7. Garnish the pizza with garnishes of your option and bake at 450 ° F( 230 ° C) for 15-20 minutes ***, or up until the edge is golden and crispy

Keto

keto mediterranean pizza
by momunleashed.com

This simple to make pizza boasts huge tastes without all the fat and carbohydrates that standard pizza can have. We enjoy it so much that it has actually completely changed standard pizza in our house. Whether you’re attempting to live a lower-carb way of life for health factors or even if, I motivate you to check out this astonishingly basic yet just scrumptious Low Carb Mediterranean Pizza!

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 and 1/2 Cups of Almond Flour
  • 3/4 Cups of Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Spices (I advise Basil, Oregano and Garlic)

For the garnishes

  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup of Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup of Artichoke Hearts
  • 1/4 Cup of Sliced Olives
  • 1/2 Cup of Feta Cheese

Directions

  1. Include egg, water and olive oil to a little bowl and blend it together
  2. Next, include almond flour, cheese, baking powder and spices to a 2nd bowl and integrate those ingredients well
  3. With 2 bowls prepared, put damp ingredients into dry ingredients and stir them carefully up until they reached a dough-like consistency
  4. As quickly as had actually a formed dough, move it to a piece of parchment paper and include a 2nd piece of parchment paper to the top. Utilize rolling pin to roll out low carbohydrate pizza dough
  5. Into the oven, the crust went on 375 for twenty minutes, simply into it was brown and the cheese in it was bubbly
  6. Eliminate it from the oven and permit it to cool for about fifteen minutes to enable the crust to crisp (this action is incredibly essential if you desire a crispy crust)
  7. When the crust was cool, brush it with olive oil and include garnishes of spinach, artichoke hearts, olives and feta cheese
  8. Back into the oven, crust choose about 8 minutes to warm all my garnishes and a little melt my feta cheese
  9. When I eliminate my low carbohydrate Mediterranean Pizza from the oven, I slice it into pieces and it was prepared to serve!

Mediterranean Pizza Skillet

mediterranean pizza skillet
Mediterranean Skillet Pizza by karenmangum.com

Ingredients

  • 4 mini entire grain naan bread
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1/2 cup of your preferred basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup fallen apart feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp sliced fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts

Directions

  1. Heat nonstick frying pan over medium heat
  2. Brush both sides of naan bread with olive oil and location 2 into the hot frying pan
  3. Gently brown the bottom of the bread and turn over
  4. Minimize the heat to medium low and leading each pizza with 2 Tbsp basil pesto, 2 Tbsp feta cheese, 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 Tbsp fresh basil and 1/2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts
  5. Cover with cover to melt cheese for about 2-3 minutes or up until crust is gently browned
  6. Get rid of from frying pan. Repeat with staying naan bread and garnishes. Cut in quarters and delight in!

Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

I use it in place of pizza sauce for these Mediterranean-inspired pita pizzas, which are brimming with flavor from the ground lamb, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and roasted red peppers. And all this flavor comes together in just minutes for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1.5 tablespoons Greek seasoning
  • 8 whole wheat pitas
  • 16 ounces hummus
  • 4 tablespoons sliced kalamata olives
  • 8 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 tablespoons roasted red pepper strips
  • 4 tablespoons chopped green onions, green parts only
  • 8 tablespoons chopped tomatoes

Directions

  1. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat
  2. Add the lamb and seasoning and cook until the lamb is cooked all the way through
  3. Drain any excess grease from the meat
  4. Heat pitas in the microwave on high for 30 seconds
  5. Place pitas on individual plates
  6. Top each pita with 2 heaping tablespoons of the hummus and spread evenly over the pitas
  7. Then top each pita with 2-3 tablespoons cooked ground lamb, 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese, 1/2 tablespoon kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon roasted red pepper strips, 1 tablespoon chopped tomatoes, and 1/2 tablespoon chopped green onions
  8. Using a pizza cutter, slice each pita pizza into 4 wedge-shaped pieces and enjoy!
  9. Serving size: 1 pita pizza. Yield: 8 servings

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