Grilled Pita Pizzas

  • From Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals by Food Network Magazine. Copyright (c)2011 Food Network Magazine, LLC. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.
Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
  • 4 6-to-8-inch pocketless pitas
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions

Core the tomatoes and halve them crosswise, then squeeze the juices and seeds into a large bowl. Whisk in 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the arugula but don't toss; set aside. Dice the tomatoes and toss in a separate bowl with the olives and rosemary.

Preheat a grill to medium high. Brush the onion rounds with olive oil and season with salt. Grill until soft, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and separate the rings. Reduce the grill heat to medium.

Brush both sides of the pitas with olive oil and grill until marked, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Top with some of the tomato-olive mixture, ricotta, mozzarella and onion. Cover and grill until the cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes.

Toss the arugula with the dressing and pile on top of the pitas. Season with salt and the red pepper flakes and drizzle with olive oil.

Per serving: Calories 564; Fat 35 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol 31 mg; Sodium 798 mg; Carbohydrate 46 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 18 g

You can make the pizzas on a cast-iron grill pan, too. Transfer to a 400 degree F oven to melt the cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals by Food Network Magazine.

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