Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flatbread pizza with tomato, bell pepper, eggplant, and baby arugula トマト、ピーマン、ナス、ルッコラのフラットブレッドピザ

Picked up some nice vegetables at the farmer's market after a few weeks' hiatus - in particular, the most fragrant and tasty baby arugula that I've had - and came up with this idea of making this vegetarian pizza. Didn't want to make dough, however, so used a store-bought flatbread crust.


Started by sautéing some minced garlic and finely chopped shallots in olive oil, added the eggplant and bell peppers - both cut into fairly large chunks to enjoy the texture - and stir-fried a bit, just enough to soften them. Removed from heat and set aside.


Brushed the flatbread on both sides with olive oil and spread some tomato paste seasoned with salt, pepper, and a pinch of oregano on one side. Placed some sliced tomatos on the paste, then the pepper-eggplant mix, sprinkled with a modest amount of cheese (used leftover Swiss and Parmesan), and baked in a 450F oven for 10 minutes.


Transfered the baked pizza to a plate and sprinkled a handful of uncooked baby arugula on top to finish. Pizza can be very satisfying without meat or a lot of cheese - and it can be a great way to eat vegetables.


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