Pita Pizza

Ingredients

  • TOMATO SAUCE
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 can (5.5 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup basil, freshly chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot sauce/sriracha to taste
  • PIZZA
  • 6 whole wheat pitas
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup basil, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 6 lean turkey pepperoni, sliced
  • 1 japanese eggplant and/or zucchini, sliced and roasted (see note, below)
  • arugula, spinach or baby mixed greens (optional)

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • large skillet
  • wooden spoon

Prep time:

25

Yields:

15

Cook time:

6

Recipe submitted by:

Crystal Higgins

Recipe attribution:

crystalhiggins.com

  1. Heat the oven to 375° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make the tomato sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil and add the chopped onion, garlic and spices. Add in the tomato paste, diced tomatoes and let simmer until the sauce thickens slightly. Add salt, pepper and any other flavourings to taste.
  3. Spread the tomato sauce evenly amongst the 6 pitas.
  4. Top with cheese, turkey pepperoni and various veggies.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and the cheese has melted.

NOTE: If you would like to add the roasted eggplant (or zucchini), simply slice into coins and spread in one layer on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Spray with olive or coconut oil and sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and optional seasonings: smoked paprika, Frank's red hot seasoning, Italian seasoning etc. Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until desired crispiness has been achieved.