Greek Style Pita Pizza

How to make a Greek Style Pita Pizza.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

For the Flatbread Pita Crusts:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • 8 oz mozzarella, grated
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, separated
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 sprigs parsley, roughly chopped
  • sea salt

Method:

  1. In a large mixing bowl add warm water, yeast and sugar.
  2. Give it a stir until the ingredients are combined and dissolved.
  3. Add olive oil, flour and salt to the yeast mixture.
  4. Continue kneading the dough for 4-5 minutes until it becomes smooth and supple.
  5. Transfer the dough to a large lightly greased bowl, turning a few times to coat the dough, then cover with saran wrap and towel.
  6. Place in a warm area, and allow to rise for about an hour or until the dough doubles in size.
  7. Prepare all the toppings whilst the dough is rising.
  8. Deflate the dough and place it on clean work surface.
  9. Divide the dough in half and shape the dough using a rolling pin and your hands, then transfer onto a prepared baking sheet and continue shaping with your hands if needed.
  10. Cover with a towel, and leave them to rest for 10 minutes if so desired for a thicker crust.
  11. Pre-heat the oven to 475F and brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil over each crust.
  12. Divide the pesto and evenly spread on each crust.
  13. Do the same for the mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, red onion, artichoke hearts, black olives, oregano, feta and a few sprinkles of sea salt.
  14. Bake for another 12-15 minutes.
  15. Drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  16. Garnish with salad greens and parsley.
  17. Serve and enjoy!
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