Greek Salad Pizza

When I was asked to create a Greek Pizza for a photo shoot.  I was wondering how can I pull this off quickly and make it look yummy.  Since I had 5 recipes to make that day, I decided to make it easy.

INGREDIENTS:

Go to your local pizzeria ask for dough

Go to your local Greek Diner and buy a greek salad. 

 

HOW TO:

If you don't have a Greek diner and a pizza place around or have time to make everything from scatch

FOR THE PIZZA DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

2cups flour

1tablespoon yeast

1⁄4teaspoon salt

1tablespoon sugar

2⁄3cup lukewarm water (plus an additional 2 tbsp)

Mix 1 cup of flour with all other ingredients. Gradually add 2nd cup of flour until it forms a ball. Use your hands to form and knead the dough. Let the dough rest 10-15 minutes in a bowl covered with a dish towel to keep it warm.  

After it's rested mold the dough as you want it. Some like it round, others square which ever way it all tastes great! sprinkle some oregano, salt, and crushed red tomato from the can usually works or marinara sauce of your liking. Place in the oven at 450 for 15 minutes! When the dough comes out of the oven let it cool for 5 then add the salad and enjoy the yumminess!

FOR A GREEK SALAD INGREDIENTS:

3 vine ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 European seedless cucumber, cut into bite-size chunks

1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chunked

1 cup Kalamata black olives

Several sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, about 1/2 cup

2 (1/4 pound) sliced imported Greek feta

1/4 cup (a couple of glugs) extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons (3 splashes) red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed in palm of your hand

Coarse salt and black pepper

Combine vegetables, olives, and parsley in a large bowl. Rest sliced feta on the top of salad. Combine oil, vinegar, and oregano in a small plastic container with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine oil and vinegar and pour over salad and cheese. Season with salt and pepper and let the salad marinate until ready to serve!

ENJOY!