Lighten up Your Favorite Junk Food With This Greek Salad Pizza 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 :)
— 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
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.
Do you have any lighter versions of your favorite junk food? Tweet us your ideas @BritandCo!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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