Boy do I have a treat for you! Today I’m giving you the recipe for these delicious Greek Pita Pizzas!
I absolutely love Greek/Mediterranean food. I love the freshness, the colors, the flavors, and that for the most part it’s totally healthy (assuming you lay off the baklava)! Like many of you January is the month for me to reset my body back to it’s normal ways of eating after all the comfort food and desserts that December threw at me. Seriously, it threw it at me and I just opened my mouth and said “yes please”! Well, I’m paying for it now with pants that don’t fit the way they should and a bloated feeling that just won’t go away. These Greek Pita Pizzas are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dinner or lunch, but still feel like you are getting something extra special.
For starters, look at all the beautiful colors in these mini pizzas! All that color is sure to brighten your mood even on the coldest and snowiest of days, and lately that’s been happening a lot here in Colorado. The other great thing about all that color is that it means we are eating lots of vitamins and getting lots of nutrition! Just say no to boring white colored meals!
As if the color wasn’t enough to get your mouth watering, let’s talk about the flavor. The “sauce” for these pita pizzas is hummus, and boy do I love the stuff! I used traditional hummus, but feel free to use whatever flavor you like best. Next is the toppings or rather the Greek salad that’s piled high on top. In the salad there are crunchy cucumbers, sweet yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, a little red onion for some spice, and of course we can’t forget my favorite briny kalamata olives! Since this is pizza after all, we need a little cheese. Feta is the obvious choice of course since we’re going Greek, plus it just happens to be one of my favorite cheeses.
These Greek Pita Pizzas work great for a meatless meal. Since they are topped with hummus, you are getting some protein which is going to help keep you full longer. I also chose to use whole wheat pitas for added nutrition and to help keep me full. The pizzas are the perfect size for a light dinner, lunch, or you could even serve them as an appetizer. Let’s all get back on track with healthy eating this month and let’s do it with these delicious Greek Pita Pizzas!
- 4 whole wheat pitas, I used the mini size
- 4 tablespoons hummus
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup English cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup kalamata olives, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- In a medium sized bowl combine the cucumber, yellow bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, olives, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and oregano.
- Spread a tablespoon of hummus on top of each mini pita.
- Divide the Greek salad mixture evenly on top of each pita.
- Top the pizzas with a tablespoon of feta cheese.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g