Mediterranean Pizza

Tonight is pizza night. Any time we want a simple meal that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg we make pizza. Every member of the family has their favorite and because we are all cooks we get to show off our creative side. Benjamin makes a killer barbecued chicken pizza.  Blaiss puts shrimp on his and Lilly is a pepperoni kinda girl. Rose likes a white cheese pizza and I like the one pictured, which is so delicious. Steve just likes cheese.

Roll out the dough and semi bake. Spread pizza sauce and layer with shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh or canned hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Bake at 450 degrees until done.
Another alternative for an interesting Mediterranean pizza is to omit the pizza sauce and substitute goat cheese for the mozzarella. Top with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil and freshly ground pepper. (Rose’s favorite)

The dough is very important. The brand, Martha White markets a package for pizza dough that you only add water to and then roll it out. It is very easy and can be found at most supermarkets. Another “just add water “pizza dough is made by Chef Boyardee. Additionally, most grocery refrigerated cases carry a pizza crust made by Pillsbury and yet a fourth choice is to purchase fresh dough already prepared by your local bakery or pizzeria. If your city has a Publix Supermarket, get fresh dough at their bakery.


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