Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cruise to the Mediterranean

It was supposed to be a love tap. Instead, it was more of a punch to the bicep. A punch that had Mark grasping his arm in pain and trying not to scream as to not wake Miles.

Oops. My bad.

At least I made him a good dinner. Dinner totally makes up for punching your husband (and then laughing at him). Right? Right!

Greek Isles Pizza

(named as such because it just sounds jazzy)


Whole wheat pizza crust
Olive oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup hummus
3 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1 Roma tomato, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
8 ounce chicken breast, cooked and sliced
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 to 1/2 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
Optional: sliced Kalamata olives
Cucumber sauce, for drizzling

For the crust: I follow this recipe but use 2 cups all purpose flour and 1.5 cups whole wheat flour. This recipe is, hands down, the best dough recipe I've made. It is equal parts chewy and crunchy, and I've never once effed it up.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dust a pizza pan with olive oil and cornmeal (helps with sticking) and stretch the dough to fit the pan. Brush the crust with olive oil and oregano; bake for 7 minutes. Cool slightly.

For the pizza: Once the crust has cooled slightly, use a spoon to spread hummus, starting from the center and moving outward. Top with spinach, tomato, onion and chicken. Sprinkle cheese on top and add sliced olives, if using.

Note: At this point, you can cover the pizza in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. I made my pizza in the morning before work and baked it when I got home.

Bake for 10-15 minutes at 375 or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Slice pizza into eights and serve with cucumber sauce.

Nutritional stats, for one slice (without sauce): 212 calories, 6 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrates and 14 grams protein.

This pizza is a bit higher in calories than a traditional pie because of the hummus but I cut down on the cheese to make up for it. And, to be honest, you won't even notice as there's so much flavor with the hummus, feta and cucumber sauce.

What's your favorite kind of pizza?

1 comment:

  1. Favorite kind of pizza - THIS ONE!!! I can't wait to try it - hummus and feta YES!!! D'Uh Winning!!!!! YUM. I also LOVE that you can make it ahead and bake it later - genius!