May 31, 2015

Greek Pizza






This past weekend was the 40th annual Richmond Greek Festival. Since we now live over 300 miles away, we weren't able to make it. Sighhh. Bummed about missing the authentic food and music I've experienced and appreciated the past 5 years, I decided I would bring a taste of Greece to our little Jersey home.

Now I know Grecians love olives. Let me tell you, I've tried to like them but my taste buds just won't have it. Mike enjoys olives but not on pizza, so we didn't add them. Cue the olive branch dish towel. If olives are your thing, by all means top away!

Oh yeah, one little tidbit: I'd be lying if I didn't tell you a Papa John's commercial inspired this one. Opa!

See some of my other Greek recipes below (be kind… these were posted 4 years ago!)
Missing Greece
Greek Stuffed Peppers
Traditional Greek Salad
Moussaka
Baklava
Tzatziki Sauce


INGREDIENTS
  • Fresh dough (I love to get mine from a local pizzeria)
  • EVOO
  • Garlic, minced
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella, grated (trust me, you don't want to use pre-shredded)
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 5-6 Pepperoni slices
  • Feta cheese
  • Banana Peppers
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dired Basil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Roll out your dough and set on a pizza stone. Poke with a fork. Place in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven, leaving oven on.
  2. Carefully drizzle EVOO on dough as it will be hot. Add desired amounts of garlic, half of the mozzarella, oregano, basil, chicken, the remaining half of the mozzarella, pepperonis, feta, banana peppers and more oregano and basil. Place back in the oven for another 10-12 minutes, or until dough is golden and cheese is melted.
  3. Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!


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