Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quick and easy Greek Pizza

Tired of the same old heavy pizza? (well, sometimes anyway?)  The pizza dough I see comes in two sizes here - round and rectangular.  The round is not big enough to share to fill us up for dinner (medium size US) and the rectangular is too big. So. A compromise. This pizza is light enough that you don't feel stuffed after eating it and a round would be fine for two with a side salad. Or split the rectangular one into thirds with a side salad as well.

What you need: Serves 2-4
580g pizzateig - one rectangular pizza dough found at your friendly neighborhood supermarket
1 red onion
cherry tomatoes (or regular on the vine ones)
100g feta cheese - more or less depending on your love of cheese, but I find this works well
lemon juice
olive oil
olives (optional)

Unroll the dough. Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice over it and spread around using a brush (or your clean fingers if you don't have one).

Sprinkle oregano over the lemon juice and olive oil. (I keep meaning to try it with fresh, but this hasn't happened yet).

Dice the tomatoes or half the cherry tomatoes - put as many or as few as you like on.

Slice the onion thinly and scatter it over the top.

Crumble up the feta cheese and sprinkle over the top as well.

Add sliced black olives if desired.

(this is uncooked)
Bake as directed. (250C for 15-20 min. normally).

Enjoy with a side salad:
diced cucumber
diced tomatoes
sliced olives
and topped with diced fresh oregano.
Top with a small drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil.