Monday, January 16, 2012

Mediterranean Pita Pizza and Giveaway Winner!

There were 128 entries in the $25 Container Store gift card giveaway! According to the winner is #43, Liz! Congratulations, Liz! I'll be sending you an email. Thanks to everyone who entered.

I made these mini pizzas for lunch this weekend. They are quick and easy and make a great light lunch.

Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

6 ounces lean ground beef or lamb
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2 6-inch whole wheat pita bread rounds
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded fresh spinach
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
12 pitted kalamata or ripe olives, quartered

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is browned; drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce and rosemary. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes.

Carefully split pita bread rounds in half horizontally; place pita halves, rough sides up, in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Top toasted pita bread with meat mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Top with spinach, tomato, feta cheese, and olives. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings. Each pizza has 260 calories, 10 grams fat, and 5 grams fiber. 

Note: I used ground beef instead of lamb because it's more available and cheaper. I also used flat bread, and toasted it for 5 minutes before adding the meat and cheese. The flat bread will have more calories than the pita. 

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  1. The pizza looks amaizing Sallie! Thanks for posting ;)

  2. yummy ... thanks for sharing!

  3. That looks really delicious! I've never even tried lamb so I guess I can't comment on that but one of my blogging friends from Australia uses it quite often in recipes!

    1. Tonia, we just don't eat much lamb in Texas, either. I may have to try it though.


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