Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sorta Pizza for Hungry Kids

Who invented pizza? I hope it was some drunk Ancient Roman, tunic in shambles,  stumbling home in the wee hours of the morning boozy and got a bad case of munchies, only to find bread and tomatoes and herbs to make a quick snack....ok unlikely - but a girl can dream. 

Whatever the case, pizza can inspire great debate between thin crust vs thick crust, deep dish vs. minimalist toppings, and gourmet vs. late night by the slice greasey a la carte.  This is our quick toss together version that some how managed to look and taste incredible  - I love it when your expectations are so overwhelmingly exceeded you even surprise yourself. 
Pea Shoots on Pizza? Hell ya...

What you'll need:

  • Flatbread - thin or thick will effect how long it cooks, I used a thick middle eastern bread coasted with sesames.
  • Tomato paste - yep, straight from the can (stay classy Vancouver)
  • Basil flakes
  • Grilled veggies - eggplant, sweet potato, asparagus, peppers (not the jarred ones - belch) or grilled tomato.
  • Greens - spinach, arugula, sprouts, I used pea shoots.
  • Cheese - stray from traditional mozza, you'll be happy.
Consider the bread and toast as necessary -  you may want to toast the bottom to ensure even heating.  I broiled the bottom and then flipped and layer the toppings. Use your best judgement. Lather the flat bread with tomato paste, I think less is more - but use your illusions. 

Shake on some basil, this isn't rocket science. Spill on your veggies, oops veggie avalanche, too many veggies is never a bad thing Greens - topped with greens is just healthy. Coat with cheese - cheese layer of gooeyness is goodness. Seriously tasty goodness, now go out and surprise yourself - you deserve it. 

1 comment:

  1. the garlic flatbread pizza sounds fantastic!