{Vegetarian} Insalata Pizza Recipe

Cooking Light Magazine
These individual pita pizzas are loaded with fresh vegetables, melted cheese and sauce. It's a one-dish meal that's sure to please!

It's simple to create this recipe by using packaged greens plus a few Mediterranean ingredients. Garlic, cheese, onions, tomatoes, olives, and basil are combined with cider vinegar for a sweet-tart flavor.

These little pizzas are a snap to create in your oven and don't forget to give them a try on your grill during the hot days of summer.

Whether you fold your pizzas and eat like a wrap or you dig in with a fork...you'll be pleased with this simple vegetarian recipe.

Insalata Pizza Recipe


4 whole wheat pitas
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
4 cups packaged salad greens


  • Preheat oven to 475°
  • Place pitas on a baking sheet and spread 1/2 teaspoon of garlic on each pita. Sprinkle each pita with 1/4 cup cheese and evenly divide onion among the pitas. 
  • Bake at 475° for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.
While your pitas bake:
  • In a large bowl combine vinegar, oil and pepper stirring with a whisk. Stir in tomatoes, olives, and basil. Add salad greens and toss gently to coat.
  • Place 1 pita on each of 4 plates; top each pita with about 1 cup salad. Serve immediately.

Original recipe from Nancy Hughes, Cooking Light, MAY 2004

1 comment:

  1. Good pizza and good recipe. I like to know this it is make from fresh vegetables. I would like to taste it.