Greek Pita Pizzas

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Mr. Prevention loves, loves, loves pizza. So when these went on the menu, I surely thought they would go over well. Which they did, but not before he complained some about a lack of pizza sauce and pepperoni.

To which his answer was stopping by the grocery store for said ingredients and making “his” pizzas as I made “my” pizzas. If I were smarter, I would’ve kept them all as MINE…but I’m nice.

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His pizza antics receive an eye roll from me because he ended up loving these Greek Pita Pizzas…and liking them better than his plain Jane pepperoni pizzas anyways (I knew this ahead of time…he did not) and also because my kitchen is FAR too small to accommodate two people at a time.

Plus a dog.

She’s always around when there’s food to be begged for. And she doesn’t just sit there…she sits in the worst possible places, either between my island and the fridge or between the fridge and the pantry. She then proceeds to stick her leg out in an awkward, unnatural way. We call this “the chicken leg”. I think it’s her way of trying to trip me in the hopes of food tumbling from my hands and into her mouth, but I guess there’s no way to confirm that. Likely a safe assumption, however…

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With warmer weather (that seems to be toying with the idea of leaving us – uncool) comes…laziness.

I want to come home from work, get in my workout, and then relax outside with a great dinner and a glass or wine. Except, that whole dinner making thing loses its appeal when the kitchen is inside…and the great outdoors are not.

While there’s always grilling, I also love the option of super quick, light meals that still boast lots of nutrition.

Enter: Greek Pita Pizzas.

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 The second I saw these posted, the ingredients went on my grocery list and they were on the Weekly Menu for the following week. I wasted no time in confirming these…are…wonderful! These Greek Pita Pizzas captured everything I love about Greek food: hummus, tomatoes, salty olives & feta, and even a creamy tzatziki. All for 312 calories per pizza!

Furthermore, these pizzas pack 6 grams of fiber, are carb-controlled, and offer up nearly 16 grams of vegetarian protein.

Can you tell these have me pretty pumped up? Mmmmm!

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Greek Pita Pizzas inspired by America’s Test Kitchen, The Best Simple Recipes as seen on and slightly adapted from Pink Parsley

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 (6-inch) whole wheat pita breads (100 calories each) 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar salt and pepper, to taste 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped 1/2 small red onion, halved and sliced thin 12 pitted kalamata olives, halved 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup hummus 1/2 part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded 4 Tbsp (1 oz) crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp English cucumber, finely diced 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 tsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp lemon juice salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients for the tzatziki. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 475 F. Spray both sides of pitas with olive oil. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the olive oil, vinegar, and oregano in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Toss with the olives, onions, and tomatoes.

Spread 2 tablespoons of the hummus over each pita, leaving a small border. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of mozzarella on each pita, Divide the vegetable mixture evenly over the cheese, then sprinkle with the feta.

Cook until the vegetables are softened and the cheese has melted, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce and serve.

Yield: 4 servings (1 pita pizza with tzatziki each).

Nutrition Information (per pizza): 312 calories; 15.3 g. fat; 12 mg. cholesterol; 780 mg. sodium; 30.5 g. carbohydrate; 6 g. fiber; 15.8 g. protein

Result: Super easy and absolutely delicious! These were a hit and will FOR SURE be made again. I loved all the flavors…especially the oregano and vinegar with the salty olives and fresh tomatoes. For a quick, healthy meal this one shouldn’t be over-looked. Enjoy!

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My mom has been WAITING for this recipe since I raved about it during my parent’s visit. Mom, it was worth the wait – trust me!

Teaching, meeting, workout.

Be well,

Comments

  1. says

    It’s so funny you posted this because I’ve had Greek pita pizza on my mind for at least a month now. I guess it’s me really wanting spring to be here (and stay here) but I can’t get them out of my head! These are gorgeous! Btw- my dog does the chicken leg too! We call it her karate kick ;)

  2. says

    Mr. P sounds a lot like my little brother, Phil. More often than not when I make something he’ll make a big fuss about it and then, once he tastes it, he loves it!

    These pita pizzas look fabulous! I will be bookmarking this – I have a weakness for Greek flavors!

  3. says

    So simple, but quality ingredients. The next time I host a party/gathering, these are going on the menu! I love all the variations you can do with “pizza”…Sometimes it just takes a bite to convince others what they’re missing!

  4. says

    Why does that husband of yours doubt you? By the sounds of it, he always winds up loving your pizzas more than his pepperoni ones. And btw – I think this sounds amazing. Definitely the kind of pizza I would make.

  5. says

    Wait, didn’t he just do this with another thing you made? Yeah, the stuffed peppers-yours totally beat the pants off his. When will he learn? ;) And, for the record, I really need photos of your pup in action. She is so adorable, even imagining her sticking out her leg makes me “awwww.” lol Anyway, your Greek pizzas are pretty much rockin’ my stockin’s off! I’m totally pinning this!

    • Nicole, RD says

      Haha, I love it! Veronica, I’ve been collecting some cute photos of the girl lately…they will be posted SOON! :) Thanks for all your comment love – I FINALLY have some time today to catch up on blog reading :)

  6. says

    These look amazing! I love the ease of pita pizzas. With all the yummy Greek toppings you have here, these would sure be a hit at our house!

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