Greek Pita Pizzas
by Meghan Rodgers
June 23, 2021
Pizza night doesn’t have to be a high-calorie weekend indulgence. In fact, it can be a healthy weeknight meal that helps you get a full serving of veggies for the day. These Greek Pita Pizzas are just perfect all around for when you’re craving something quick, light and fresh.
These Greek Pita Pizzas are so much easier than making traditional Italian pizza. There’s no cheese to grate, no dough to roll and best of all, no wait time to cook! You can always pop these in the oven for a hot meal if you would like, but they taste just as delicious crisp and fresh — and who doesn’t need a delicious no-bake dinner idea for the summer months?
What better? This recipe is completely vegan as long as you stick with vegan feta. But even if you omit the cheese, these Greek Pita Pizzas are still bursting with texture and flavor, so you’ll never miss it.
These also make a great party appetizer. Top a few pitas, slice them up, and they’re the perfect quick, filling finger food to eat outdoors on the deck while sipping wine.
What kind of hummus should I use?
Feel free to use whatever kind of hummus you would like! The hummus serves a the “sauce” to help keep the toppings in place, but it’s also a great place to add a bit of customization to this recipe. For a true time-saver, pick up your favorite store-bought brand. Almost all brands are vegan, but it’s always best to make sure. However, if you even have 5 minutes to spare, you should know that homemade hummus is super simple and inexpensive to make. Try this basic hummus recipe or get creative with your flavors and whip up this Pittsburgh Pickle Hummus.
What kind of veggies can I use?
Greek Pita Pizzas meet my requirements for just about any dinner recipe — that is, there is the opportunity to clear out the fridge! In an effort to reduce food waste, always consider what you have first, before heading to the store for specific ingredients that a recipe recommends. No arugula? Use that spinach or kale you already have. Only have heirloom tomatoes? That sounds great! Half of a green pepper on its final days? Perfect. Put in on that Greek Pita Pizza. Just like dining with friends — the more the merrier!
Greek Pita Pizzas
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup hummus
2-3 handfuls of arugula (or baby spinach)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1/2 large cucumber, diced
1/2 small red onion
1/4 cup olives (a mix of kalamata and green adds variety!)
1/4 cup crumbled feta (or vegan feta depending on your diet)
1/4 cup artichoke hearts (optional)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers (optional)
Brush tops of pitas with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil in the oven until pitas start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
Spread about 2 tablespoons of hummus on each pita. Top each with arugula, then add the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives, feta, and any other veggies or toppings you would like! Serve and enjoy!