Thursday, August 14, 2008
Pizza is all kinds of awesome-ness. I love pizza because it combines my favourite ingredients of cheese and basil and more cheese! This is a quick, easy way to get a pizza ready in 20 minutes flat using Greek pita bread. I took a bit longer to make it because I made my own pesto, but you can use any store bought pesto.
Easy Mini Spinach and Pesto Pizza
About 550 cals per serving (i.e. 2 slices of pizza)
1 Greek-sytle pita
2 tbsp pesto (See recipe below for your own pesto)
1 cup chopped spinach
4 medium sized sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp feta cheese
Pinch of chili flakes
Extra virgin olive oil
Soak sun-dried tomatoes until soft. Drain.
Spread top of pita with pesto, scatter spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a little bit of pepper. Bake in a 375° oven for 5 minutes. Add feta cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes until cheese melts and starts browning, sides of pita will turn crispy. Scatter with chili flakes and grated parmesan.
Chop half cup basil leaves with 1 tbsp pine nuts. Mixed chopped basil and pine nuts with 1 tbsp parmesan and 1 tbsp olive oil. The secret is to use a sharp heavy knife and chop until pine nuts are all crushed. Using a food processor will make the pesto discoloured.
Posted by Amanda at 8:09 PM