Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

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I'm not sure what it is about pizza but I'm not going to lie, I miss it soooo much. I'm a New Yorker, growing up pizza was dinner every Friday night. Who am I without pizza? I really can't answer that question. Devastating. So, we try to reinvent. It's summer, who doesn't want something fresh, easy and takes less than 10 minutes? 

Well here's my take on a healthier version. Sure I'd love to say screw it, just take me to Frank's Pizza (my local childhood pizzeria) and get me a slice but for me, there are consequences and I have to remind myself that its one slice or two days of pain, inflammation, and couch sitting. So why not splurge on our Mediterranean Pizza instead?

When I splurge, I allow myself a bit of dairy. I use OUTER AISLE cauliflower crust as it cooks well compared to other crusts. Everything is super simple!



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Ingredients: 

  • Cauliflower crust
  • Tahini free hummus (I'm allergic to sesame hence the Tahini free)
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Kalamata olives
  • Arugula
  • Salt 
  • Dried dill to taste


 


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Tahini Free Hummus


Ingredients: 

  • 1 can of garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin 
  • 14 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste


Put all ingredients in food processor and blend. I like mine a bit lemony so I add lemon juice until it gets a creamy consistency. 


Putting together the pizza:

Spread hummus over the crust.

Add arugula and rest of ingredients.

Add salt and dill to your liking.

Done. Yum. Fun treat!