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Recipe Corner: Insalata Pizza

Posted by deborah neiman on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:42 PM

insalata pizza ck 630188 lSavor the tastes of Italy by serving individual pita pizzas loaded with fresh vegetables, melted cheese, and a cider vinegar sauce. It's a one-dish meal that's sure to please. Questions/Comments? Email sari@stepaheadwellnesscenter.com

Makes 4 servings, 319 calories per serving (serving size: 1 topped pita)

  • 4 (7-inch) pitas
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) pre-shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
  • 4 cups packaged gourmet salad greens

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 475°.
  2. Place pitas on a baking sheet. Spread 1/2 teaspoon garlic on each pita. Sprinkle each pita with 1/4 cup cheese, and divide onion evenly among pitas. Bake at 475° for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.
  3. While pitas bake, combine vinegar, oil, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in tomatoes, olives, and basil. Add salad greens, and toss gently to coat.
  4. Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each pita with about 1 cup salad. Serve immediately. Recipe adapted from cookinglight.com

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