Mediterranean Pita Pizza with Tahini Sauce

One of the recipes I cooked on my recent television appearance here in Greece, 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 Pizza with Tahini Sauce

tahini pita pizza
Author: Elena Paravantes RDN
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Ingredients

  • 4 6- inch pites pites is plural for pita
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 to matoes chopped you can try sun dried tomatoes
  • 4-6 tablespoons chopped black olives kalamon and green olives
  • Artichoke hearts in pieces
  • Pine nuts
  • Feta optional

*For the Tahini Sauce*:

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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 400 F (200 C).
  • In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the tahini sauce.
  • Spread 2 teaspoons tahini sauce on each pita and than add1 1/2 tablespoon chopped olives, tomato, onion and artichoke pieces.
  • Top with 2-3 teaspoons crumbled feta and a few pine nuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Cut in quarters and serve.
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7 Comments

  • Reply Gail Dunning December 30, 2020 at 2:06 am

    I made one of these for just me. I may not have gotten everything in the exact proportions, but it was really good! Also, my store was out of pita bread, so I used a piece of whole-wheat bread. I’m sure pita bread would be better. It was still a delicious little treat.5 stars

  • Reply Marcia February 10, 2020 at 3:07 am

    ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Delicious!!
    I just made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious! I used the option of sun dried tomatoes. The tahini was such a delicious sauce. I will definitely be making this often and it is a very easy, quick, healthy meal. Thank you!5 stars

  • Reply 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.

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

      Hi John,

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

  • Reply Elena Paravantes RDN 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).

  • Reply Curtis 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!

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