Greek Pizza

 

What a great idea for dinner!

I am looking forward to serving this Greek Pizza. I bought fresh mint just for this recipe. Wow, I had forgotten how the mint smells so good. I am thinking about planting mint this spring. It would be great to have mint at home and use it in salad, pizza…

The important herb is this recipe is mint. I didn’t want to use it because I never buy mint. It would be a huge mistake. The mint gives a sweet flavor to this pizza, a Mediterranean flavor, I love it!

Add feta cheese at the end and it’s ready to bake  🙂

The feta cheese is the perfect addition!

Recipe sources : Giada de Laurentiis

Yield : 4 to 6 servings  Preparation time : 15 minutes  Total time : 30 minutes

Ingredients :

Crust

  • Cornmeal, for dusting
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 (1 pound) ball store-bought pizza dough

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, pale green and white parts only, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 1 (4-ounce) chunk feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Directions :

  1. For the crust : Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. (235 degrees C.). Dust a heavy baking sheet with cornmeal. Set aside.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle about 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. For the topping : In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until aromatic. In batches, add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the feta cheese and mint. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Using the tines of a fork, prick the surface of the dough all over. Spread the spinach mixture on top and dot with butter.
  5. Bake until the dough is golden and crunchy, about 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

 

“Cette pizza sent bon la méditerranée!” 😉

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7 Comments
  1. Looks delicious! Very interesting about the mint. I also rarely buy it but sounds like it’s worth it here.

  2. What a beautiful, healthy and tasty pizza; yum!

  3. What a unique pizza! Love fresh mint in my salad, but never thought of using them in pizza.

  4. Love the idea of a Greek pizza. If you plant mint, you might want to plant it in containers. It can spread and take over very easily.

  5. Eva

    I love all the ingrédients you have put in your pizza! It’s a good idea that you planting some mint in the garden,is always great !

  6. Delicious combination of flavors! I am a sucker for pizza!

  7. I love this Greek pizza, especially because it is packed with vegetables…what a delicious meal Zaza.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

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