Pizza is an Italian food, a Mediterranean food, and with the right original ingredients it becomes a Mediterranean diet food. This recipe is about a Greek style pizza with all the basic components of the med diet. Minced meat is included so as to give it a festivity character, but it can certainly be excluded if meat has already been consumed for more than 2-3 times this month.
The Greek style pizza can be eaten as a snack or a main course. The following recipe is for 4 servings, it will need about 10 minutes of preparation time and 20 minutes of cook time
1/2 tbsp olive oil
0.5 lbs of minced meat
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 pack of thin & crispy 10’’ pizza bases
0.8 lbs of chopped tomatoes with basil and oregano
0.2 lbs pitted black olives, drained
½ red onion, finely sliced
0.25 lbs Greek feta-cheese, crumbled
0.3 lbs cherry tomatoes
a few fresh basil leaves picked and washed
The Execution Method
- Preheat the oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the minced meat and break up with a fork. Cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, mins, stirring until browned and no pink remains. Stir in, the dried oregano and garlic, season with black pepper, stir to combine. Drain off any excess fat and discard. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Put the 2 pizza bases on 2 lightly greased baking trays. Spread the chopped tomatoes and top each then scatter with the olives, red onion, feta and cherry tomatoes, then spoon over the minced meat. Season with black pepper.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 mins until the base is crisp. To serve, scatter the fresh basil leaves over the top and cut each pizza into quarters
Since the Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption of wine, this dish combines well with a light fresh white wine if summer with a light red wine if winter.