Thursday, 9 May 2013

Greek Pita Pizzas

I'm not sure about you but our family tends to not get overly excited about leftovers.  I can hear my kids' inner thoughts when I tell them what's on the menu "We just ate that meal and we have to eat it again?  Gah!".  Leftovers are kind of a drag ... unless they involve marinated Greek chicken thighs {for my Greek Chicken Marinade recipe click HERE}, pitas, Feta and Kalamata olives.  THIS, I can work with!
 
After the big family Greek supper that I hosted last week I had a plethora of Greek fare leftover.  What to do?  With a bag and a half of leftover pitas staring me in the face all of a sudden a mental picture of Greek pizzas popped into my head.  Opa! 
 
These little 'zzas were so good that we ate them two days in a row.  Unheard of, people!  That's leftovers squared!  I do believe I should get Bonus Mom Points for this one.  My family is not known for loving leftovers so the fact that I was going to offer up the same fare two days in a row (using leftovers t'boot) made me a little uneasy.  Would my offspring revolt and anarchy ensue?? Nope. 
 
My saving grace is that I had the forethought to offer up said leftovers in the form of pizza.  My kids love pizza {feta, kalamata olives and veggies not so much}.  With this pizza I still got the fresh veggies, olives and the marinated chicken that I love and with the addition of the tanginess of feta and cheese to hold it all in place?  Gastronomical love.  My kids opted for variations of toppings but all in all the supper was a success. 
 
 

Yield: 4 individual pizzas

4 large Greek pitas
1 cup roasted garlic hummus (I used President's Choice brand)
1 cup Feta cheese, cubed
1/2 cup green peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup red onions, coarsely chopped
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced OR 1/2 cup sun-dried in oil - coarsely chopped
1 cup Greek chicken, cooked and diced finely (see recipe HERE for Greek Chicken Marinade)
16 Kalamata olives -- pitts removed and cut in half or quartered
2 cups marble cheese, grated

Note: Next time I'll also try adding a jar of artichoke hearts too.

Preheat oven to 400F.

Spread hummus over pitas.  Be generous.  Roasted garlic hummus rocks!  Throw on all the yummy toppings.  Oh delish!




Now sprinkle with marble cheese. 

Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until marble cheese has melted and pitas are lightly browned.  Serve immediately.

Source: The Baking Bookworm

Related Recipes:
Greek Chicken Marinade
Layered Greek Dip


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