Middle Eastern Pizza

Middle Eastern Pizza
Anita Schecter
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 1 Serving
Ratings (11)

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!

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 636
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 1,913 mg
Carbohydrates 99 g
Dietary Fiber 13 g
Protein 20 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)