Lighten up Your Favorite Junk Food With This Recipe
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Lighten up Your Favorite Junk Food With This Recipe

Pizza. It’s one of our favorite forms of junk food with its cheesy, carby deliciousness overloaded with enough toppings to check off every major food group. Let’s be honest though, you probably feel pretty crappy after that fourth slice. This Greek recipe is for you! It’s quick and easy to make, full of fresh flavors and still comfortingly delicious. Plus, this pizza has lots of lovely Greek-ish ingredients, especially after it’s topped off with a balsamic and olive oil dressing. Not only does it taste amazing, it’s also pretty darn posh! Put the elastic waist pants away and make this creative pizza recipe for a movie night where you’ll actually be able to move at the end :)

Ingredients:

Serves 2

— 8 ounces pizza dough rolled to approximately 12 inches in diameter (or use a 12-inch pizza base)

— 3 tablespoons olive oil

— 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella

— 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

— 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

— 1/4 teaspoon salt

— 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

— 1 cup mild arugula

— 8 olives, pitted and sliced in half

— 4 sundried tomatoes in oil, sliced in half

— 1/8 cucumber (seeds scooped out with a spoon) chopped into quarter moons

— 1/4 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

— 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

— 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pizza base on a baking tray and brush with one tablespoon of olive oil. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar, then sprinkle on the oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes until the pizza base and cheese are golden brown.

2. Take out of the oven and scatter on the arugula followed by the olives, sundried tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion and feta cheese.

3. Mix together the remaining olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the pizza just before serving.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the pizza base on a baking tray and brush with one tablespoon of olive oil. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar, then sprinkle on the oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes until the pizza base and cheese are golden brown.

Take out of the oven and scatter on the arugula followed by the olives, sundried tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onion and feta cheese.

Mix together the remaining olive oil with the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the pizza just before serving.

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