These are a great way of having your pizza slice and eating it! These are filling and a lot less calorific than shop bought versions. You can add lots of different vegetables as toppings to increase the nutrients in this meal.
For the pizza:
2 whole-wheat pitta breads
1 yellow pepper, sliced
8 slices of mozzarella,
Fresh basil, sliced (optional)
For the sauce:
¼ teaspoon olive oil
½ onion, chopped
1 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon mixed herbs
4 tablespoons of tomato paste
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. To make the tomato sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft and slightly browned (about 4 minutes) then add tomato paste and herbs. Heat for 2 minutes.
3. On a baking sheet, place the 2 pita breads and evenly spread the sauce over the top of the breads. Add the yellow pepper slices and lay the mozzarella over the top.
4. Add to the oven and bake for roughly 10 minutes, until cheese has melted and bread is slightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil. Cut into slices and enjoy!
5. Optional toppings – sliced tomatoes, spicy sausage, peppers, pineapple
Chilli Pita Nachos
5 wholemeal wraps
1 handful of grated cheese or 2 handfuls of crumbled feta
3 tablespoons olive oil.
350g turkey or beef mince.
1 large white onion, peeled and sliced
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped finely.
1 teaspoon of chilli powder (more or less depending on your taste)
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
½ tin of kidney beans, drained (optional)
Optional toppings – chopped avocado, sliced spring onions, greek yogurt, sliced jalapenos
- Preheat oven to 190c
- Heat 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil in a frying pan and brown the mince (turkey won’t brown like beef so cook it until the meat changes colour on the outside)
- Stir in the onion and garlic, and sauté. Stir in the chilli powder, kidney beans and tinned tomatoes (plus half of the tomato juice)
- Season to taste and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. Add in more of the tomato juice if it starts to dry out.
- Meanwhile cut the tortillas into triangles (a pizza cutter is the easiest thing to use or if not a sharp knife).
- Lay the triangles on a wire rack over a baking tray. If you don’t have a wire rack you can lay them straight onto a lined baking tray but make sure you turn them over half way through cooking.
- Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of olive oil and bake for 10-15 minutes until crispy (keep an eye on them as they will burn easily!)
- Leave to cool slightly before adding to a bowl and topping with the chilli mince. Add any of the optional toppings or any other vegetables you wish.
So, there you go! Told you, you can have your cake and eat it. Or in this case, have you pizza and nachos and eat it! For more nutritional benefits like this click here!