Take a trip to the Mediterranean with this healthy, gluten-free, vegan pizza. No greasy American fare, but a delicious, nutritious, single-serve pizza you can have any day of the week when the pizza craving hits!
June’s Theme – Pie Love: Tucked in a crust, nothing says love from the oven like pie. Whether it’s a twist on the all-American apple pie or a traditional recipe from your home country, give a healthy makeover to your favorite savory or sweet pie recipe.
Ah, you see, I’m not really a “pie” person. Okay, I’m not really a dessert person, but we can discuss that some other time. I will always welcome my crustless pumpkin pie (more of a breakfast really…just pumpkin, flour, etc.), but you know, pies really aren’t my thing. So when I saw this month’s Recipe ReDux theme, I took “pie love” to be “PIZZA pie love!” Because I do love my pizzas! One of the first things I made when I got home from school was one of my pizzas! It had been months and I was in need! Pizza will always warm my soul, non-traditional pizza that is!
I wasn’t really sure what take I wanted to go with on this pizza creation, but I knew I wanted olives and peppers involved. Then I know I wanted some sort of “cashew cheese,” and decided a “feta” version may be the answer. Thus, this Mediterranean pizza came to fruition and once I get a recipe idea in my head, it must be made! Have you ever eaten a roasted cucumber? Well you will if you make this pizza and they were great! It wasn’t roasted a lot, as this pizza doesn’t cook long, but the slight oven heat made they taste divine!
Maybe that’s because no veggie can taste bad roasted. Am I right? The oven just does something so magical to them! You get the added bonus of wonderful smells too, but that’s with baking or roasting anything! So dessert pie or pizza pie, you’re nose and belly will be happy either way 😉 And olives! I love olives on pizza! Whenever my mom used to make pizza for herself, she would use Kalamata olives and they would smell SO bad in the oven….but really once you get past that, any olive on pizza TASTES amazing! (It’s like the brownie thing!) I digress, this pizza is delicious, smells and all! Plus it has cashew “feta” which always makes everything better 😉
- 1 Gluten-Free Brown Rice Tortilla
- 2 TB Tomato Paste (no-salt added)
- ¼ Tsp Minced Garlic
- ½ Tsp Dried Basil
- ¼ Tsp Dried Marjoram
- ¼ Tsp Dried Oregano
- Dash of Black Pepper
- Squirt of Lemon Juice
- 5 Sliced Marinated Mixed Olives
- A Few Slices of Red Onion
- 5 Slices of Cucumber
- A Few Strips of Mixed Bell Peppers (I used green and yellow)
- 2 TB Raw Unsalted Cashews (soaked for a few hours and then roughly chopped to make "feta" texture)
- Preheat the oven to 415°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your tortilla (from frozen) down on the sheet.
- Assemble the sauce in a bowl, which includes the tomato paste and all the spices and lemon juice. Mix and then spread on the tortilla, leaving an edge crust.
- Next add the cucumber, olives, peppers, onions, and chopped cashews.
- Bake the pizza in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove and serve!
Mmm, pizza bliss! I just love making my single-serve pies. So easy and so customizable! No worries about getting a topping everyone wants! Everyone can just have their own! When I was younger and we would get pizza for dinner, we would always get half one topping, half another. Of two pies when it was all 4 of us able to eat real pizza. Everyone loved all the toppings though, except mushrooms. My mom was the only one to like mushrooms! But that was WAY before I fell in love with mushrooms and now I would totally devour a mushroom pizza! We all always loved onion pizza. These great thin slices of onion….perfect! Good times!
So tell me:
+ Favorite pizza topping(s)? I still have a thing for this bad boy!
+ If you could only eat one category of “pies” for the rest of your life, dessert pie or pizza pie? PIZZA!
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