As you know I rarely post recipes on my blog. Mainly because, well, I can't cook or bake very well. My "specialities" are cookies, tablet and pizza. This is basically the fourth recipe I've ever posted on my blog, and - guess what? - it's pizza again!!!
This one is a slightly healthier version though. I've been dieting for the past couple of weeks and last night I was craving pizza - but I knew that generally they are not really a healthy option. So I decided to do something I've been thinking about doing for a few days now and making a pizza using a wholewheat pita bread as the base. But I wanted to make it a little bit different from a normal pizza and, doing a twist on one of the Dominos pizza bases available, I wanted to have a layer of cheese in the middle.
And much to my surprise . . . it worked!
So here's how I did it . . .
I started off by slicing the pita bread through the middle and spreading one Laughing Cow Light triangle over it. I also added some chopped up red onions (I was worried all my toppings wouldn't fit on top of the pizza), then closed the pitta bread back over and pressed it down so it was flat(ish).
I added some pasta sauce to the top (in this case, it was a Weightwatchers tomato & garlic sauce), followed by my toppings of choice - these were mushrooms, more red onion, and ham. I followed this up with some shredded up mozzarella.The pita pizza ready to go into the oven
Placing it on a baking tray, I put it into my oven, which I pre-heated to 200 degrees C. This was just guesswork, as I didn't really have a clue what I was doing, so it was a big pizza improvisation really! After I checked on it, I decided to add some cheddar cheese to it too, so I chopped up some of that into tiny cubes and sprinkled it on top of the pita pizza too.
I'd say I left it in the oven for 20 minutes. When I took it out, I sliced it into four so it would feel like a proper pizza, even though it was smaller than a regular one, obviously!
I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out. I really enjoyed it, it filled me up (probably if you were really hungry you could serve it with a side salad too) and I felt quite saintly in eating it. Okay, so it still has cheese on it, but basically the cheese is the only sinful thing about it and, let's face it, you can use less cheese than I did, or use low-fat versions of everything. I also think the extra layer of cheese inside the pita itself added to the overall taste, and didn't contribute many more calories or fat! Result!
So I'll definitely be repeating this recipe again. Even though it is nowhere near as fab as my other pizza (the one I used the cheese scone recipe for the base), it still was really delicious. In fact, I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it!
If you were making this pizza, what toppings would you put on it?