Tuesday, January 17, 2017

(Healthier) Pita Bread Pizza Recipe

A healthier take on pizza with pita bread.

There are a lot of things I like about living in California: the proximity to the great outdoors, the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, that Los Angeles is almost always a guaranteed stopping ground for my favorite bands.  One thing I'm not a big fan of?  The pizza.

I like my pizza a certain way: crispy thin crust, lots of tomato sauce, and just the right amount of vegetables and herbs.  So far, no one seems to have gotten it quite right so when the cravings hit this January, I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I present to you my version of a quick, easy, and healthier homemade pizza!  I use whole wheat pita bread in place of the heavy, carbier crust from pizza places and it makes a HUGE difference in how I feel afterwards (i.e., no post-pizza food coma).

Psst, you can eyeball and adapt these portions to your liking.

1 slice of whole wheat pita bread
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
1/3 cup of pizza sauce
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
Handful of spinach
6 cherry tomatoes
Oregano and red pepper flakes to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Sprinkle the pita bread with the minced garlic.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and spread it around with a brush or spoon.  Add the pizza sauce (I like Trader Joe's brand) and spread it.  Sprinkle the cheeses on top of the sauce.  Top with spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes cut in half.  Pop the pizza into the oven and bake for 8 - 12 minute depending on how crunchy you like the crust!  Finish with oregano and red pepper flakes.  And then you eat it!

I've eaten this pizza for lunch nearly every day this past week.  I like to alternate between baby spinach, kale, and arugula.  If I'm feeling particularly hungry, I'll add a few pieces of pepperoni or salami.  Everyone has their own preferences for pizza so the toppings are completely up to you.  I really like this recipe because of how easy and fast it is to make a delicious lunch.  Also, all the ingredients (assuming you have the oil and spices already), amount to just slightly more than $15 to feed yourself for a week.  Pretty budget friendly, too, I'd say!  

How do you like your pizza?  Have you made it with pita bread before? 


  1. This sounds really good! I haven't made pizza with pita bread before, so I'll have to give this a try!

  2. This sounds delicious! We made our own pizza bases once which turned out really well, but it's such a faff on a regular basis. I'm going to have to try pita pizza instead! xx

  3. I love making pizza at home too except I use store bought pizza dough instead of pita. It's so much better to make it at home than order in so you get all the toppings you want.

  4. Yummm this sounds so good and easy! I would make mine the way you do, and I bet buffalo mozarella on top would be amazing too.

    Jane / deluminators

  5. oohh this is so creative. i might try it once i get a hold of pita. i think it's easier to get here.

  6. Pizza! This is the kind that I like. Might give this a try. Thanks for the recipe, love your blog! :)

    btw, I'm glad I stumbled in your blog. I followed you on Bloglovin


  7. This looks so mouthwatering! Would love to try them :) Thanks for sharing!

    With love, yuki | solivagantic

  8. Your pizza makes my mouth water! I love the way you do it and I must admit that I never thought about using pita bread for pizza. Now I really want to try this recipe! I like my pizza crunchy as well with a lot of cheese on top and a bit of salami :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  9. I love that in the US you guys call it Arugula. It's such a fun word to say! In the UK, it's called rocket - probably sounds just as strange to you! Love the look of this pizza, I love a crispy thin crust too!

  10. Ahh, the good old pita bread pizza.. This used to be my go to snack when I was younger, but yours definitely looks way healthier than my ketchup version :p It's been awhile since I last made it, but I really want to try your recipe now!