Recipe for pita pizzas with caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and pine nuts
For the past five-plus years, I've been preaching the gospel of a well-stocked pantry, so when a recent medical episode grounded me for a few weeks, I dove into my pantry enthusiastically, and cooked some great meals with what I had on hand. These pita pizzas topped with caramelized onions, slow-roasted or sun-dried tomatoes, olives and parmesan cheese, epitomize pantry cooking. The small size pita, a low carb oat-and-flax flatbread from Joseph's, has few calories and fewer carbs, and it's just the right size for an individual pizza topped with whatever treasures your pantry offers up. I love this combination of caramelized onions (made two weeks ago in the slow cooker), sun-dried or slow-roasted tomatoes, olives and cheese; if you're into broccoli, or roasted red peppers, or pepperoni, pile them on. Pita pizzas are great for a party, too. Set up an array of toppings, and let each person create his or her own masterpiece.
Pita pizzas with caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and pine nuts
Serves 2; can be multiplied.
2 6-inch oat-bran or whole-wheat low-carb pita breads
1/4 cup caramelized onions
1/4 chop roughly chopped sun-dried or slow-roasted tomatoes
Pinch of thyme
2 tsp chopped black olives
2 Tbsp grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tsp pine nuts
Olive oil, for drizzling
Preheat oven to 400°F.
On a rimmed baking sheet, place the two pita breads.
Top each with (in this order): onions, tomatoes, thyme, olives, grated parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Serve hot or at room temperature.
More recipes in The Perfect Pantry:
Whole wheat pizza with pumpkin, black beans and caramelized onions
Sausage, egg and asparagus pizza
Clam, bacon and caramelized onion pizza
Peachy mama pizza
Frying pan pizza
Other recipes that use these pantry ingredients:
Braised short rib sandwich with caramelized onion marmalade, from Pinch My Salt
Warm green lentil salad with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and pears, from Andrea Meyers
Caramelized onion dip, from Simply Recipes
Baked brie with caramelized onions in puff pastry, from Dine and Dish
Whole grain spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and pecorino romano, from Cooking on the Side