Easy Mediterranean Pizza

"This is a great recipe for a different kind of pizza. It's heavy on the flavors, but you don't feel stuffed after eating it. The recipe was actually born of an experiment performed by myself and a friend on a Sunday night. Be creative, though... last time I made it, I spread pine nuts over the surface and it was terrific!"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brush pizza shell with olive oil.
  • Spread pesto sauce thoroughly over the surface of the shell, leaving the edge as a crust.
  • Top with olives, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, wilted spinach leaves and cover with cheeses.
  • Place pizza directly on oven rack for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted from centre to edge.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

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  1. connoryellow
    FANTASTIC RECIPE! WOULD'VE COST $20 IN A RESTAURANT, but I made it for under 10! It was light and flavorful, but bold and filling! I added some leftover chicken strips and omitted the olives. Very easy to make, yet original!
  2. Leigh Ann K.
    This tasted like something that might be served in an upscale restaurant. I used a whole grain pita for my crust, and omitted the olive oil (since my pesto already had oil in it.) Plenty of fresh toppings made for a very flavorful and hearty meal, and it only took a few minutes to throw together - not much more time than opening a frozen pizza, really.
  3. ndea_rayne
    Made this last night. I absolutely loved the colors and flavors of this pizza. I used a thin crust which is my preferred crust for Mediterranean pizzas I've purchased from restaurants. One thing to note, if you buy pesto sauce, check the oil content. I didn't do that, so there was just a little too much oil. I still loved it though. I can't wait to make it again.
  4. adopt a greyhound
    Excellent pizza. I used my own pesto, but had no spinach so used pepperoni, red bell pepper as options.
  5. JujuDoodles
    I just finished eating half of my pizza! It was super tasty. A bit salty, but that was most likely the pesto sauce. There was olive oil in the pesto sauce, so next time I make this I wont be brushing olive oil on the crust..It was running off. Other than that, a delicious recipie! I'm making 2 for Father's Day!


  1. Kumquat the Cats fr
    This recipe uses some of my most favorite ingredients. To make it even easier for the 2 of us, I used 2 large whole wheat pitas for the crust. I made my own pesto sauce (lower fat) and used low fat feta. Artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes contained no extra oil and I omitted the extra olive oil as well. Instead of the Italian cheese mix I used some leftover Mexican and sprinkled with a bit of parmesan. BF asked me if there was more before he was halfway through finishing. Excellent recipe to go into my quick & tasty cookbook. Thanks!



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