Seafood Pita Pizzas
Makes 4 pizzas (serves 1-2 each)
Getting started Equipment you will need: baking sheet or stone; small bowls; cutting board and knife.
Preheat oven to: 350°
4 (whole) whole wheat pita breads, approx. 6 inch in diameter
4 Tbsp. cream cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
½ cup cocktail sauce
1 fresh red pepper
4 ounce crab meat
4 ounce medium shrimp
1 cup fresh spinach
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
Fresh broccoli and carrots
1. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese (about 1 Tbsp. each) on pita breads; place on baking sheet.
2. Mix sauces together and spread on pita crusts. Wash and dry pepper; finely dice ½ of the pepper and evenly distribute on top of sauce. Slice remaining red pepper into strips.
3. Drain (if using canned) and break a part with a fork. Mix together and distribute evenly on each pita crust.
4. Wash, dry, chop into small pieces and sprinkle on each crust.
5. Slice thinly and top each pizza. Bake in oven for 7-8 minutes.
6. Wash and slice into pieces; serve with humus and hot pizzas.
Suggested Side Items: fresh broccoli, carrots sticks and red pepper slices with humus
Tips: Warm leftover pita bread and top with humus or peanut butter for a mid afternoon snack or pre-workout energy boost. Mix remaining crab meat and shrimp with cocktail sauce; top crackers spread with cream cheese for an easy appetizer. Humus can be found in a variety of container sizes and flavors near most produce departments or by the dairy section. You can also try a humus recipe like the ones on our recipe page: www.gundluth.org/recipes (under Miscellaneous) Look for pizza sauce that has ‘no salt added’ and/or choose fresh shrimp and crab meat if interested in lowering the sodium content (nutrition analysis below is based off of canned seafood and traditional pizza sauce).
Pita bread, whole wheat (6-inch)
small can Cream cheese
small cube Cocktail sauce
small jar Crab meat
small can or fresh Fresh spinach (1 cup)
Fresh red pepper
Shrimp (med),small can or fresh