Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grecian Avocado Pizza in Pictures

One of our favorite things to make on a Friday night after a long week of work is some kind of creative pizza. We usually grab a whole wheat crust from Whole Foods during our other favorite Friday night activity and then add all of our own toppings... I like a thin crust, so the whole foods crust usually makes two pizzas for us.

I saw this recipe.. red onion, kalamata olives, feta and Avocado! On a pizza? I was so in.

Sooo there isnt much to say...
we rolled the pizza dough out, topped it, baked it, suffered through 10 minutes of delicious smells and then it was eating time!

I love avocado added to anything and pizza was no different. It adds a nice level of creaminess which delish.

Recipe (adapted from avocado.org)

  • Ingredients:

    Whole wheat pizza dough from whole foods- split into two pizzas
    garlic, chopped (depends on how garlicy you like it.. I used like 6 enormous cloves)
    parsley, chopped (about a tablespoon)
    olive oil
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
    Avocado, sliced
    red onions, sliced
    feta cheese, crumbled
    kalamata olives, sliced


    1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
    2. Shape pizza dough into a 12-inch round. Combine the garlic, parsley and olive oil to form a paste. Brush this onto the pizza dough.
    3. Sprinkle ¾ cup of the mozzarella cheese over the brushed pizza dough. Add the red onions, avocado, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Spread the remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella cheese on top.
    4. Bake for 10-12 minutes on a pre-heated pizza stone (we pre-heat ours for 30 minutes at 500) or until cheese is melted and crust is browned. Serve.
    5. Pour yourself a frosty beverage, put in a good movie and have a good Friday night!


Andrea said...

OMG this sounds amazing. I'm catching up on your blogs and I've gotta say - I wish I wasn't so far behind because I would've made this a dozen times by now!! :)

Anonymous said...

I never thought to use avocado when I make my own pizza Auckland. Thanks for the idea, and the awesome recipe too!