When you think of pizza, what comes to mind? Fresh tomatoes? Piles of veggies? Sausage and pepperoni? No doubt, the “traditional” favorite is full of flavor and lots of ingredients.
This pizza recipe, however, is relatively simple. What it lacks in ingredients, it makes up for in flavor. Quite often, we’re hesitant to use the “good” olive oil on something like pizza. Why waste it, right? While it is true that the fruitiness of olive oil may be lost if cooked, studies confirm that high quality olive oil preserves (and even enhances!) the flavor of your food, while transferring and preserving the antioxidants.
By using a high quality olive oil with a high smoke point, you also protect the food from natural oxidation when exposed to heat. The result? A lighter, healthier and more easily digested meal that complements the real flavor of your food.
1 package of pizza crust mix
2 T. Olive oil
1/3 c. Olive oil
4 T. Parmesan cheese
4 T. Feta cheese
2 t. oregano
2 t. basil
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 T. fresh garlic
1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. I like to prepare the dough in advance so it has some time to rise. Follow the instructions on the package, roll into a ball and coat with approximately 1 T. of olive oil. Place in a bowl and cover with a towel for at least one hour.
Roll the crust out on a baking sheet or pizza stone that’s dusted in flour. In a small bowl, 1/3 c. olive oil with the Parmesan cheese. Using a brush, combine the ingredients and brush a layer over the entire pizza. Top with Feta, oregano, basil, garlic, onion and cheese. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!