Middle Eastern Pizza

Middle Eastern Pizza
Anita Schecter
Ratings (11)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 Serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
636 Calories
19g Fat
99g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Serving
Amount per serving
Calories 636
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 1913mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Protein 20g
Calcium 401mg 31%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pizza is not exactly a Middle Eastern staple, but when you're used to cooking with Middle Eastern ingredients and spices, it's easy enough to create a little fusion. While this pizza may look like the Italian flag, it's flavors and ingredients are firmly rooted in the Middle Eastern kitchen.

Pita bread or naan makes an easy substitute for standard pizza dough and gives you the crunchy, thin crust effect of a New York style pizza. If baking hummus in the oven sounds strange to you it's only because you haven't tried it.

Gooey mozzarella cheese is nice but sharp, tangy feta is so good. The green comes not from basil, but from baby spinach leaves. Finally, with all due respect to oregano, za'atar is everything!

Ingredients

  • 1 round of pita bread or naan bread
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves, rough chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon za'atar

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Spread the hummus evenly on the pita or naan bread. Sprinkle with the tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and za'atar.

  3. Place the pizza on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bread is a light golden brown.

  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped spinach.