Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pita Pizza, a Guest Spot

Every once in a while I come across a recipe which is so good that I have to add it to my regular repertoire. I do give credit when I steal a recipe though, and this is one of those cases. A few months ago my girlfriend was making dinner and came up with this recipe. It tasted great and was extremely easy to make, so I've made it a ton of times since then. So, thanks to Jen, here's a great snack or meal that you can make at home. For reference on the picture, one on the left is the original recipe, one on the right is made with shredded parmesan.

Flatbread/Pita Pizza

2 pieces of pita bread
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 roma tomato, sliced thin
2 oz crumbled feta

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Drizzle 3/4 tbsp or so of olive oil on each piece of pita bread
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Err on generous side with the salt.
4. Sprinkle fresh basil over the pizza
5. Slice the tomato very thin, and spread tomato pieces out to cover the pita bread. Do not layer the tomatoes.
6. Spread crumbled feta over the tomatoes.
7. Put in oven for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese starts to glisten
8. Remove and enjoy

Notes: You can use other cheeses if you want. A quality, aged, parmesan works great, as does your regular cheap parmesan from a green bottle. Dried basil can be used in place of fresh. Other flatbread, naan, etc, can be used in place of pita.

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