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.
- 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
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
- Spread the hummus evenly on the pita or naan bread. Sprinkle with the tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and za'atar.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chopped spinach.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||19 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||13 g|