A Happy, Healthy Family

8.26.2016

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza



We love pizza around here, but I'm still working on perfecting my homemade crust. Until then, I've stumbled on an easy solution when I want to make individual pizzas--pita crust!

I like the whole wheat pitas from Trader Joe's--look for ones with as few ingredients as possible.

Pita makes a good crust for any type of pizza, but this one is a little different from the usual tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese variety, and it is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to different flavors.

It uses hummus as a "sauce," and the toppings are healthy veggies, including artichokes, which are high in fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, and sun-dried tomatoes, which are also rich in antioxidants, fiber, protein, and potassium. I've sprinkled just a touch of goat cheese on top, although you could substitute feta or leave the cheese off completely.

Try it and see what you think!



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Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza
These fresh, easy vegetarian pizzas come together in a flash.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium whole wheat pitas
  • 8 T hummus
  • 1 c fresh baby spinach, torn
  • 1/4 c red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 c (or about 6 hearts) artichoke hearts, peeled apart
  • 1/4 c goat cheese crumbles (optional)
  • dash crushed red pepper
  • dash sea salt
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.2. Arrange pitas on a baking sheet; do not cut them open!3. Spread hummus on pitas, then layer on vegetables and cheese. Sprinkle crushed red pepper and sea salt over the pizzas.4. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until pitas are crisp.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 individual pizzas

Enjoy!


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