Margherita Pita Pizza

This recipe comes from the Pampered Chef cookbook, “It’s Good For You”.  It’s a low cholestrol and low calorie recipe but not low on taste.

2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil (I used olive)

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, pressed

4 flat pita bread rounds (without pockets)

2 plum tomatoes, sliced

1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil leaves (I found a fresh basil plant in the produce section of Maceys for like $4 so I bought it since so many of the recipes I make call for fresh basil, this is the first time I got to used it, smells great!)

1  Preheat oven to 425.  Combine oil, seasoning, vinegar and garlic in small bowl and mix well.  Place pitas on a stone or baking sheet and brush one side of each with oil mixture.

2  Slice tomatoes.  Top pitas evenly with tomatoes and cheese.  Bake 10 – 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are lightly browned.  Sprinkle with basil.  (I didn’t read the recipe carefully so actually put the basil on before cooking, probably would have been even more flavorful if I done as the recipe said and did it after cooking!)

1 pita = 1 serving, 1 serving = 270 calories

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