Week 50 – that means there are only two more weeks to this. Wow, 2011 has flown by! I had been meaning to make a Greek-style pizza for most of the year, but never got around to it, until this week. No reason really, just never made it before.
After searching the Internets and reading through a few recipes, I settled on one from allrecipes.com. I made some changes, however, to better suit my tastes.
Instead of using a pre-cooked crust, I used my standard pizza dough for this pizza. Also, I wasn’t feeling a mayonnaise-based sauce so I sauteed some garlic in olive oil and used that. On top of that went mozzarella cheese, chopped sun dried tomatoes, chopped kalamata olives, and chopped artichokes. I then sprinkled oregano over it all.
It then went into the oven at 475 F for 10 minutes.
Since we bought sun dried tomatoes from the olive bar at the grocery store, I didn’t have any oil from them to mix into the spinach and sliced red onion. I used about 1 tablespoon of oil from the artichokes instead. When the pizza came out of the oven, I topped it with the spinach and red onion mixture and about 1/2 cup of feta cheese.
The pizza went back into the oven for about 4 minutes.
This pizza was flavorful, that’s for sure. How could it not be between the olives, feta, red onion, and sun dried tomatoes? I liked this; the husband said it was “not bad.” He also said he wouldn’t go out of his way to eat it, which I figured beforehand since he’s not the biggest fan of many of the items on the pizza. I’d eat this again, when I’m craving some intense flavors.