A fun and easy to prepare snack combining three world-renowned favorites is the pita “pizza” muffin.
People across the world adore the idea of a pizza, freshly baked and topped with their favorite flavors.
But preparing a perfect pizza dough is not an easy task for everyone, especially when you are craving a quick snack.
Although pre-made pizza bases can be found in supermarkets, another alternative to pizza base can be the traditional Greek pita bread.
Pita bread bakes fast and absorbs the flavors and aromas quite similarly to pizza dough.
It is also ideal for preparing smaller individual pizza snacks, styled like muffins, for you or your guests.
Grecian Delight | Kronos Foods has prepared a recipe that everybody will adore.
Healthy pita “pizza” toppings
Greek traditional herbs, vegetables and cheeses can be used as toppings for your pita “pizza” muffins to enhance its flavour and muliply the health benefits of this simple but delicious dish.
Your choice of tomatoes sprinkled with thyme will enrich your pita “pizza” muffins with Vitamin C, as both ingredients contain this basic nutrient needed by the body to help boost the immune system, maintain healthy skin and protect the cells.
In addition, tomatoes are a good source of potassium and antioxidants -such as the precious lycopene- whereas thyme also contains iron, copper, and manganese. These metals play key roles in ensuring proper brain development and function.
Last but not least, protein-rich feta cheese can be used as an excellent pizza topping when crumbled. It is rich in calcium, which we need for good muscle and nerve function as well as for strong healthy bones and teeth.
Add a drizzle of multi-benefit extra virgin Greek olive oil over your toppings and your healthy pita “pizza” muffins are ready to bake.
Ingredients and Preparation
1 Kronos™ pita bread
4-6 whole drained, canned Santorini tomatoes or other small plum tomatoes
3 tablespoons crumbled Greek feta
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon extra virgin Greek olive oil
- Place the pita on a parchment-lined or oiled baking pan and preheat the oven.
- Drizzle or brush the surface of the pita bread with half olive oil. Squish the tomatoes by hand over the pita.
- Sprinkle the feta on top.
- Sprinkle the thyme and pepper and bake the pita for 5 to 7 minutes, until golden and the cheese melted.
- Remove and serve.