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!
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.
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.
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.
1 Mozarella Ball (Or a vegan cheese)
4 Pitta Breads
1 Avacado – peeled and sliced
Sprouted Seeds/ Cress or even small salad leaves
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).