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Tricolour Pitta Pizzas

This is a recipe for those times when you just fancy having something quick and easy like a pizza but you don’t want the calories of a takeaway pizza and you don’t have the time to make a pizza base yourself. Pitta breads are perfect because they are flat and round almost like a pizza base although you can use any kind of flat bread even naan bread and add some chillis!

Delicious fresh tomatoes are used as the base of the pizza

No sauce required, this pizza just has fresh slices of tomato and mozarella (or a vegan alternative of your choice) layered onto the pitta bread then grilled untill the cheese is melted and the pitta toasted. Then you can pile all sorts of salad items on top, I have chosen avacado, basil and sprouted alfafa seeds.

Layer tomato and mozarella onto the pitta breads and place under the grill

I actually first tried this recipe as a pie with filo pastry however the pastry became too soggy with the juices of the tomatoes so then I decided to use a pitta bread as it is much more sturdy. I kept the principal the same though – hot base topped with raw salads. I’m really excited about my alfafa sprouts because these are my first attempt at ever sprouting seeds and it was much easier than I thought.

A Platter of Pitta Pizzas

Together with the avacado these pizzas are deceptively healthy! I made a dressing to compliment the tomatoes, it is based on the dressing I made for my Butterbean Nicoise Salad but I swapped the mint for basil and it worked very nicely.

These could be a great party snack for the kids too!

Serves 4

2 Tomatoes
1 Mozarella Ball (Or a vegan cheese)
4 Pitta Breads

1 Avacado – peeled and sliced
Basil Leaves
Sprouted Seeds/ Cress or even small salad leaves

Dressing:
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 tablespoon Caper
Juice half a Lemon
6 Basil Leaves

Thickly slice the tomatoes and thinly slice the cheese. Place two slices of each onto each pitta bread alternating each slice of tomato with a piece of cheese (see photo above). Place under the grill for around 5-6 minutes untill the cheese has melted and the pitta breads have begun to brown.

Make the dressing by blending all of the dressing ingredients together and put to one side.

Take the pitta breads out from under the grill and top with a few pieces of avacado, some basil leaves, a few drizzles of the dressing and then some sprouted seeds.

Serve hot by themselves or with your choice of side dish (Salad/ garlic bread etc).

Vibrant Colours make this pizza look so appealing!

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4 thoughts on “Tricolour Pitta Pizzas

  1. Great idea – so simple and obvious yet i never think to make something like this. I make lunch everyday for myself and significant other and I think this will become a regular.Thanks Becky!

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