Garden Pita Pizza

Here's a wonderful and flavorful Mediterranean inspired appetizer that can be made either vegan or vegetarian. A separate recipe for vegan feta cheese is included.

Greek pita bread,(not pocket type), one bread per person or as desired.

basil or tomato pesto sauce
lg fresh basil leaves
Roma tomatoes (other types are too juicy), sliced
Feta cheese or favorite substitute*

*Vegan Feta Cheese
1/4 C virgin olive oil (plain or flavored)
1/4 C water (distilled/spring)
1/2 C red wine vinegar
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 lb crumbled tofu (firm water packed plain or herb)

Mix first ingredients together them add tofu. Marinate for a few hours or overnight.

For each serving per person, place one Greek pita on a cooking sheet or baking stone. Spread a thin layer of pesto sauce on top of pita. Layer large leaves of basil on this, followed with tomato slices. This order will prevent basil leaves from drying out in oven. Sprinkle feta cheese/vegan cheese over the top. Place under broiler for only a few minutes, removing promptly when pita edges are golden brown and the "pizza" is sufficiently warmed through.

Submitted by Susan Amick

Recipes are freely shared by members and friends of AnswersForMe © 2007. Recipes are either original with the submitee, or have been approved for public use. Visit recipe archives