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Veggie and Arugula Pita Pizzas

Sometimes you need to just turn your pizza into a salad.

Veggie and Arugula Pita Pizza

Remember this pita pizza post? Woof! How bad was my food photog skills? So now that the sun has officially started going down at 4:30, I’ve become a Grandma and try to eat by 5:00 PM. What really stinks though, is that I can no longer rely on natural light for taking photos. The result? Using faux sunlight. AKA this contraption I bought off of Amazon. So unfortunately, a lot of my pictures are coming out with a blue-ish hue. Boo hue.

I first discovered this pizza/salad idea when I ate at a restaurant pretty close by called Jule’s Thin Crust Pizza in Danville, CA. I originally tried out this place when I was hoping to rid of gluten in my diet, and they supposedly had some of the best gluten-free pizza crusts around. Although I only ate gluten-free for like a minute, we still frequent this place all the time. So naturally, I tried to recreate one of their pizzas with some pita bread.

Veggie and Arugula Pita Pizza

Ok, I know some of you might think pita pizzas are taboo. But personal pita pizzas are a MUCH healthier version than thick, bready, pizza crust goodness. And although I love a thick, chewy, crust, I won’t stop at just one slice. Which means my goal to a six pack (which I’ve been saying I want to get for like 5 years now) is only going to take that much longer.

Veggie and Arugula Pita Pizza

Veggie and Arugula Pita Pizzas
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Recipe type: dinner, lunch, appetizer
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Serves: 4
 
These pizzas are a much healthier version than the traditional cheesy, bready, pizza. This recipe can be tailored to you but choosing your favorite pizza toppings and cheese.
Ingredients
  • 4 pitas of your choice
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 tbs red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place your pitas on a large baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spoon 2-3 tbs (depending how saucy you want your pizzas) of the pizza or marinara sauce onto the pita breads and spread it evenly.
  3. Top with slices of onion, bell pepper, and as much cheese as you'd like
  4. Place baking sheet in the over and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  5. Top with a hefty handful of arugula and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes

 

 

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