I was contacted the other week (much to my surprise) by Kristin, a recent college graduate who majored in journalism. She wanted to know if she would be able to write a guest post for my blog. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have someone else contribute, especially since my posts seem to be few and far between these days. Since I’ve been posting a lot of food-related posts lately, Kristin decided to write an article about her aunt’s pizza recipe. I hope you all enjoy!
My Aunt’s Pizza
We’ve all heard about recipes for the perfect healthy pizza. So often, these recipes leave us with a cardboard box taste in our mouths. Sure it is healthy, but if it doesn’t taste good what is the point?
I assure you, once you try this recipe on for size, you will never look a delivery pizza in the face again. This divine recipe for a pizza that won’t leave you guilt ridden and feeling overly stuffed has lived in my family for decades. The recipe was handed down to me by my health nut aunt and has been a party favorite at all our major holidays. Not only is it healthy, it is mouth watering to boot!
The other difference is the dough used. Instead of pizza dough, this pizza is made on a lightly fried flour tortilla. You can buy the very large tortillas and cut up the pizza into slices or buy small tortillas and make individual pizzas.
Goat cheese is used in this recipe as opposed to traditional mozzarella or cheddar cheese because it is both tastier and lower in fat. A great option in case you’re on a particular diet. There is also twice as much protein in goat cheese as in other cheeses. However, it is truly the savory and scrumptious flavor in goat cheese that makes it a popular choice.
Aunt Adelina’s Famous Pizza
½ cup olive oil
1 cup goat cheese
2 oz artichoke hearts
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
½ cup black olives, sliced
1 cup fresh spinach
Heat olive oil in frying pan until sizzling. Gently lay flour tortilla in hot frying pan and leave for two minutes. Flip the tortilla after two minutes and allow it to sit in oil for another two minutes.
Remove the hot tortilla from pan and set it in a plate with a paper towel underneath to soak up excess oil.
While the tortilla is warm and fresh from the pan, spread a thin or thick layer of goat cheese. Then you simply spread the other ingredients to your liking. Of course, you aren’t limited to these ingredients. Feel free to experiment with flavors and toppings.
There is no need to further bake the pizza unless you wish to. Baking the pizza will cause the goat cheese to spread so keep this in mind when you spread the cheese. Also, adding some cooked Italian sausage could turn it into a spicy option. By not baking the pizza, you are keeping your veggies much fresher and crunchier.
This is a great idea to get you eating healthy and keep us on track with our New Year Resolutions. I eat it all the time because it’s quick and I don’t have to feel guilty for eating it afterwards. Similar recipes have been found on cancer websites because often times patients cannot eat heavy difficult to digest foods.
Kristin Wells is a recent college graduate from The University of Georgia and an aspiring writer. She wants to make a difference in people’s lives through her writing. Kristin also likes competitive cycling, running, and traveling as much as possible.