Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Crave Wednesday: The Greek Austerity Cure

Black olives.  People either love them or hate them.  I don't think there's an in between.  Personally, I love olives in every form, including black olives which are as far from natural as one can get.  But their sour, vinegary tang just falls in line with my taste preferences.

Thatkid hates them.  He doesn't mind regular olives, although he certainly doesn't prefer them, but black olives are persona non-gratis for him.

Thatboy has fallen on both sides of the coin.  He started out a black olive lover, until the fateful holiday he made himself sick by eating too many of them as a child.  And now he hates them.  Which is funny, because he has also made himself sick by eating too much ice cream, too much lamb, or even drinking too much, and he doesn't hate ice cream, lamb, or alcohol. 

So this is one of those pizzas that works best as a "personal" pizza in this house, since I'm the only one who will eat it.  The hummus as sauce was really unique for me, I'd never even thought to use it, but it really worked.  It kind of blends into the dough, and is just a smooth, unassuming flavor.  But it works with the rest of the flavors, which are very stereotypically "Greek" - tomatoes and feta.  And really I'll pretty much eat anything that has tomatoes and feta on it!

The Greek Austerity Cure (From Cooking Light)
1 lb refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup ready-made Greek-style hummus
6 sliced plum tomatoes
1/3 cup black olives
1/2 crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Roll dough into 14 inch circle.  Spread hummus evenly over dough, leaving 1/2 inch crust.
  2. Top with tomatoes, olives, and feta.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  3.  Sprinkle with basil. Cut into 8 wedges and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I'm firmly in the olive LOVE camp, but the.boy is not. So yes, a personal sized version of this will have to happen.