April 3, 2013

Mini Pita Pizzas & The Winner

There are some recipes that take very minimal effort & yet they turn out amazingly delicious. These Mini Pita Pizzas, a cheater version of everybody's favorite, Pizza  is one such recipe. It would hardly require 15 mins of your time & at the end, you dish out a super delicious starter or a tea time snack.
 
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They make a great starter for your summer parties or even as a kiddie snack. You can even get your kids to make their own toppings. I used store bought Pita Bread & pasta sauce. You can make your own pita bread, if you have the time or use whole wheat Pita bread for a healthier option.
 
You could alternatively use baguette or even regular bread instead of pita bread. Play around with toppings & add more variety
 
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How To:

In a sauce pan, heat olive oil, add onions & saute for a couple of mins. Throw in chopped bell peppers, chopped cherry tomatoes, Sweet corn. Add some salt & let of cook for a minute or so.
 
Later, Add Pasta sauce, Cream cheese, Basil, dried oregano. Mix well & allow it to cook on low flame for a couple of mins. Check for salt , turn of the stove & allow it to cool a bit.
 
Meanwhile, heat a griddle. Scoop about 2 tsp of this mixture into individual mini pita bread. Top with chopped olives. Place them on the griddle. Allow it to turn warm & slightly crisp at the bottom. Toast them for a minute on low flame. Transfer to a serving plate, Garnish with basil leaves & serve warm
 
NOTE:
 
You can also toast the pita bread in the oven.
 
Since I used Britannia Cream Cheese, I did not top it with extra cheese. But you could go ahead and top the pita breads with a little bit of grated mozarella cheese.
 
While toasting the pita breads, do not leave them unattended. You do not want the base of the bread to turn very crisp.

Finally, The winner of Cuponation's Women's Day Contest is here. I know I should have done it much earlier, But you know hpw hectic, life is with a baby, right?

I used an Online Random Name Generator & the winner is Charul @ Tadka Masala
 

 
Congratulations Charul. You win a copy of a very beautiful South Indian Cookbook - Simply South by Chandra Padmanabhan. Please get in touch with me at vegetable.platter@gmail.com so that I can get your mailing address