Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flat Mediterrean Pizza



For the 4th day of the Blogging Marathon, here is a Flat Mediterranean Pizza and more feta cheese!! :))

Pizza!! who doesn't love pizza?? Who doesn't love the convenience of ordering in a fully loaded pizza?? all the cheese, all the white dough!! only good part is the veggie topping!! lol,...

Well tho we know its not a perfect dinner or lunch, we do tend to order it!...well I guess its fine to have it once in a while, whenever you crave for a good pizza, but don't crave for it too often!!

It surely is easy to make it at home. I sometimes make the pizza base myself at home or now days you will find pizza dough in the bakery section or the freezer section of your local grocery! For more convenience, you will even find the pizza base ready too.

But I nowadays like to buy the pizza dough rather than the pizza bases. They are very easy to bake and prepare.
Well if you like making the dough at home....make for at least 2 or 3 servings and freeze it for later.

The good part is you can make or get the whole wheat pizza dough! No white only whole wheat!! :)), going with the whole grain theme!! --> this is what you eat!!

For how much you eat --> instead of a thick or pan dish type, make a thin or a flat bread pizza. Less calories and less carbs. Load it with veggies, lots of fiber and good good stuff!

There you go, you are getting the your satisfaction of pizza, less calories and less carbs all in one!
For this pizza, I made it not the regular type but a Mediterranean type with feta cheese, pesto and simple veggies. You don't have to follow this, but instead you can use your own toppings! Just make it Flat and thin as possible.
These days even if I order out, I order mine as a thin crust. And if you haven't tasted thin crust, I am telling you, its actually much yummier than a thick one! :))








Ingredients:

1 whole wheat pizza dough
Basil and walnut pesto (or any other pesto, enough to spread on the flat pizza dough)

Toppings:

Sliced green bell peppers
sliced red bell peppers
sliced tomatoes
sliced onions
sliced black olives
crumbled feta cheese ( I used seasoned feta cheese)
chopped basil leaves ( about 10 leaves)
spinkle of dried oregano
crushed red pepper flakes to sprinkle (optional)
Crumbled Feta cheese


Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Flatten the pizza dough on a round baking tray to as thin as possible.
Spread the pesto in a thin layer, enough to cover to the edge.
Spread the veggies over the pizza and tsprinkle the oregano.
Pop it into the oven for about 10-15 minutes. Since the pizza is thin, it should get cooked by then.
Sprinkle the feta cheese and put it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. If you feel that with in this time the feta cheese didn't brown, start the broiler for about 5 minutes on 350 degrees. Keep an eye on it or it will burn.
When brown, remove from oven and add the chopped basil leaves.
Sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes if you like it spicy.
Serve hot!
Enjoy!!!







Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me



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27 comments:

  1. Bookmarked.Too yummylicious to pass off!

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  2. Very healthy and delicious looking pizza...

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  3. Pizza looks colorful and delicious! These days I am liking thin crust pizzas..

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  4. Pizza looks super yummy n tempting...drooling..would love having a slice with thtbful Greek salad posted before..oneofmy fav combos ...
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  5. This healthy Pizza looks delicious. Olives topping looks so nice.

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  6. That is one helluva pizza - sorry about swearing - i could easily eat the whole pie! I kid you not! Love the thin crust.. I have never used anything but whole wheat flour fro my pizzas ... and Love what turns out.
    Awesome post dear - will need to try this version soon!

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  7. Healthy pizza.love the combo.toppings looks great.

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  8. That one is surely a healthy and colorful pizza. Do you particularly prefer any brand to buy the dough?

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  9. yummy looking pizza lovely green pesto

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  10. wow...smitha, this pizza looks so perfect and very tempting...great job..!!

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  11. i am in luv with this healthy wholesome pizza!

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  12. healthy pizza and topping look amazing

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  13. Pizza looks mouthwatering. Love the addition of pesto and feta cheese.. yumm..

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  14. Loved the second click from the last.. Very new to me. Sounds and looks yum

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  15. Droolworthy pizza! It's very tasty and healthy...

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  16. Simply awesome Smtiha..love the colourful look..If your kid eats this, send it for Kid's delight

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  17. Pizza looks wonderful love that pesto and feta cheese together in this pizza..simply irresistible.

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  18. i love thin crust.......the walnut pesto is a gud change.....shd try it out

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  19. Wonderful thin crust pizza...and the topping is looking delicious.

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  20. Yummy and healthy pizza... Very new to me.

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  21. Looks yummy and very very healthy...

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  22. Healthy and tasty pizza. Never had this.

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  23. Totally wow!!! so temptiing and yummooo!!

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  24. I love Meditranian toppings and sauce. This is such a healthy recipe and i am bookmarking to do it later. Thanks for sharing it.

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  25. What a tempting pizza...Even though I had my dinner, I'm drooling here.

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  26. Simply scrumptious Smitha! I am salivating! :))
    US Masala

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