Thursday, May 9, 2013

Personal Naan Pizza

Naan Pizza for Two
A quick and tasty vegetarian meal using the popular Indian flatbread as the base. The sauce ingredients are combined on the spot, and the olive oil on the bottom produces a crispy rich crust. This recipe is for one loaf of naan.

1/4 c prepared tomato sauce (Hunt's™ is good)
3 t olive oil, divided
1/2 t mushroom powder (optional)
1/4 t onion powder

1/8 t crushed red pepper
1/8 t fennel seeds
1/4 t mixed Italian dry herbs
1 T ripe Greek olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 
1/4 c sweet onion, coarsely diced
1/4 c mild chiles (e.g., cubanelle, Anaheim, poblano, red bell), coarsely diced
1/2 c grated or crumbled cheeses (e.g, feta, Parmesan, mozzarella, pizza cheese)
1 T basil leaves, shredded (optional)
Preheat the toaster oven to 400 degrees F (204 C). Spread 1 t olive oil on toaster-oven pan and use it to coat both sides with oil. Add sauce ingredients to center of loaf, mix together, and spread to the edges with the back of spoon. Distribute the toppings and then the cheeses, finishing with the Parmesan. Top with basil shreds if desired. Bake 12 minutes until cheese melts and lightly browns. Serves one as a meal, two as a snack, or four as appetizers.