Recipe: Personal Greek Tortilla Thin Crust Pizza

If I could only have one food for the rest of my life, it’d be pizza. Delivery pizza was a large contributor to the Freshman Fifty I gained during college, and my love for the pizza pie hasn’t waned as I’ve dropped weight and adopted a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, pizza is one of the most adaptable and varied foods on our menus. Sure, you can splurge on delivery pizza chock full of empty calories, but you can also make a healthy, balanced, and totally delicious pizza at home.

This sauceless Greek-inspired recipe is one of my favorite light and healthy ways to satisfy a pizza craving. By using a thin and crispy tortilla as the crust, this recipe cuts out a lot of the bulk of typical pizza. Pair it with a side salad and a glass of healthy red wine and you have yourself one great pizza night! Now about the movie choice…

Greek Tortilla Thin Crust Pizza

Makes: 1 pizza
Serving Size: 1 pizza

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 whole wheat burrito-sized tortillas
  • 3 thin slices tomato
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/8 cup thinly-sliced red onions
  • 1 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 ounces fresh, part-skim mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, place the tortilla on the sheet, and then lightly spray the top of the tortilla with cooking spray.
  3. Place in oven for 5-7 minutes or until tortilla begins to brown and turn crispy.
  4. Remove and layer the tomato, spinach, olives, onions, feta, and mozzarella on the tortilla.
  5. Sprinkle the pizza with the oregano and garlic powder. Drizzle the olive oil onto the pizza.
  6. Return to oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted, bubbly and brown. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Info
For each pizza: 295 calories, 19.2g fat, 19.8g carbs, 12.9g protein

What is your favorite topping for pizza?

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Cassie Johnston is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer living and working in Southern Indiana. Her work has been feature in national publications such as Gourmet Magazine and The Huffington Post. Cassie’s a big fan of strenuous hikes, cheese, watching sports, Brussels sprouts, and craft beer, and she’ll talk your ear off about her love of local food and seasonal eating. She’s obsessed with social media and loves connecting with new friends!

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