Taste versus Calories.
Most people would agree that you can smother almost anything in heavy cream and full fat cheese and it will taste good.
Most people would also agree that it’s, just perhaps, not the healthiest way of making food taste good.
Instead, try using food with strong flavors.
Like Prosciutto or other dry-cured ham.
Or green garlic or olives or capers or anchovies or….
If you use something with a strong flavor to start, a little goes a very long way (especially with anchovies…)
The next time you’re hungry for pizza, try one European style – a few ingredients, a lot of flavor, no extra sauce and no extra cheese.
Why puff pastry rather than a pizza crust?
It’s lighter, it’s easy and we like it.
Puff Pastry Pizza with Green Garlic and Green Olives
Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
- 1 puff pastry
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 cup (4oz, 125gr) shredded cheese
- 4 slices Prosciutto, (app. 4oz, 120gr)
- 12 green olives
- 2 green garlic
- 2 tbs fresh marjoram
- 1/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
- Lay the pastry crust out on a baking sheet.
- Slice tomatoes as thinly as possible, 8 – 10 slices per tomato.
- Tear Prosciutto into small pieces.
- Trim and slice green garlic, using the green as well as the white.
- Slice the olives.
- Arrange the tomato slices on the pastry.
- Lay the Prosciutto on top.
- Sprinkle with green garlic, marjoram, olives and cheese.
- Bake in a preheated oven, 400F (200C) for 20 – 25 minutes, or until crust and top are golden brown.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan just before slicing.
For more pizza ideas and other one-dish dinners, check out the Easy Weekly Menus Recipe Index.