Mediterranean Pita Pizza with Tahini Sauce

February 1, 2012
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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

INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  • Feta

For the tahini sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Pepper
  • 1 minced garlic clove

DIRECTIONS
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.

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5 Responses to Mediterranean Pita Pizza with Tahini Sauce

  1. February 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Excuse me, Elena. I believe there’s one very important ingredient missing. Drench it all in delicious Greek extra virgin!

  2. Elena
    February 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I agree Curtis! A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil after baking will make these pizzas even tastier (and healthier).

  3. Medifast Coupon
    February 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Great looking pizza!

  4. john kimon
    November 4, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Hello Elena. I like the look of this recipe – I’m mad on tahini – but the artichoke hearts, are these fresh or is it okay to use the ones that come in a jar? Thanks.

    • Elena Paravantes RD
      November 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Hi John,

      Yes, these are from a jar (artichoke hearts), so no worries!

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