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
- Cornmeal, for dusting
- Flour, for dusting
- 1 (1 pound) ball store-bought pizza dough
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using the tines of a fork, prick the surface of the dough all over. Spread the spinach mixture on top and dot with butter.
- Bake until the dough is golden and crunchy, about 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.
“Cette pizza sent bon la méditerranée!” 😉