When did ordering a pizza for a family of 4 become so difficult? Veggies - no veggies, pepperoni or sausage, margarita or meat lovers --- and don't even get me started on the thick crust vs. thin crust debate. I think everyone in this family has a different preference when it comes to pizza. (I blame the fact that there are just far to many choices these days.)
I love to make homemade pizza and besides it's superior flavor, making it at home allows me to customize the pizzas and accommodate everyone's individual tastes. I usually reserve pizza making for Friday or Saturday nights but I found a recipe on the sabra.com website that looked easy enough to make on a busy weeknight. The base for the pizza was naan bread instead of a traditional pizza dough. That alone saved tons of time because they sell naan everywhere now - even Wal Mart carries it.
Bought a package of naan breads and I made some of them into more traditional style pizzas and I turned 1 of them into a grilled veggie flatbread. (Guess who that was for?)
Grilled Vegetable Flatbread
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 sweet onion; thinly sliced
- 1/2 zucchini, sliced thin
- 1/2 yellow squash, sliced thin
- 8 large mushrooms; thinly sliced
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 4 Indian flatbreads (Naan) or pocketless pita
- 1 cup Sabra® Hummus
- 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Slice onion with a mandolin.
Slice zucchini on mandolin.
Slice squash using mandolin.
Slice mushrooms thinly.
Combine vegetables in a bowl.
Heat oil in skillet. Add vegetables and saute until tender.
Remove from heat and add spinach.
Heat bread by placing on a grill or over the flame of a gas burner. (Let's face it - I'm a cold weather wimp so I opted for the indoor version.)
Place warmed breads on a baking sheet and spread with hummus. (or pizza sauce)
Spoon vegetables on top and sprinkle with seasoning.
Sprinkle with cheese.
And if you are feeding teenagers - top with cheese and pepperoni.
Bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese melts. (About 10 minutes.) Drizzle with balsamic vinegar while warm.
This was a delicious way to have pizza and to get lots of vegetables in my diet too. It was really yummy and I still managed to make everyone's pizza requests come true. (For today anyway.)