One of the recipes I cooked on my recent television appearance were these tasty and easy to make mini pizzas made with pita bread and tahini sauce. These are great snacks for Super Bowl parties or for lunch or for a quick snack. I originally presented these pizzas as diabetic-friendly, and they are since they are fairly low in carbs, a good source of protein (from the tahini) and fiber. Tahini can be an alternative to peanut butter, it’s made from sesame seeds and it’s a great source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and antioxidants. OK, so these are really good for you, but they are really tasty too. They are a nice alternative to pizzas with tomato sauce, and you can load them with plenty of vegetables (good for the kids).
Mediterranean Pita Pizzas with Tahini Sauce
- 4 6-inch pites (pites is plural for pita)
- 2 chopped onions
- 2 tomatoes chopped (you can try sun dried tomatoes)
- 4-6 tablespoons chopped black olives kalamon and green olives
- Artichoke hearts in pieces
- Pine nuts
For the tahini sauce
- 1/4 cup tahini
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 minced garlic clove
1. Preheat the oven at 400 F (200 C).
2. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the tahini sauce.
3. Spread 2 teaspoons tahini sauce on each pita and than add1 1/2 tablespoon chopped olives, tomato, onion and artichoke pieces.
4. Top with 2-3 teaspoons crumbled feta and a few pine nuts.
5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
6. Cut in quarters and serve.