Lavish Lavash Pizza
Today is Super Bowl Sunday! An event that has something for everyone. The football fans get a game. The non-football fans get some innovative (we hope) ads, a touted half-time show, and lots of “bad” food! What could be better? 🙂
My little fun themed suggestion for this event is regarding desserts. It should be the Pastr-iots (thanks Eileen!) vs. the Giants NY Cheesecake! Not the most compelling but it’s not the Oscars! And watch for that announcement tomorrow.
So, back to Super Bowls 2012. Yes, lots of bowls full of the sorts of food you don’t normally devour. I have a great option for those who want to watch what they eat but feel indulgent – Lavish Lavash Pizza!
Lavash is a great to use for an easy crust. The nutritionals are pretty astounding too, with the low carb count and impressive protein especially for a bread product! The taste is great and so satisfying, whether you use it for sandwiches, toasted and cut as chips for dips and hummus or, in this case, if you want to indulge in pizza without the full-out carb overload!
And can we get started on pizza? As Dishcrawl.com shows, it’s way more nutritious than we you think, although #9 is not how we roll! When I was a kid, our family had a pizzeria in the Bronx. More importantly, my mom made pizza every Friday (and still does). The varieties are endless. It’s the most versatile food on the planet! Take a trip around this big blue marble with Dishcrawl‘s fabulous list of pizzas from around the world! You’ll be instantly inspired to transform your fav food into pizza!
But for today, we’re keeping it simple and faster than any delivery could be! Make this quick option so you don’t miss a minute of the game!
Ingredients – Lavash Flatbread, 28 oz. can of diced plum tomatoes, 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 onion diced, 2 oz. reduced fat mozzarella cheese, 2 tbsp. grated pecorino romano, dried basil, salt & pepper.
1) Sauce: add onion and oil to a saucepan and cook on medium heat. When onions soften, add the diced plum tomatoes, dried basil, salt, and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
2) Preheat oven to 350°. On a baking pan, put a piece of Lavash bread. Ladle your sauce over the top. Add the mozzarella & grated cheese. Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese is all melty and gooey.
That’s it! It serves one “starving” person or two hungry peeps. You can also cut into bite-sized pieces and have snacks for all for the big game! Add your favorite toppings to shake it up!
I admit, I’m going Giants but good luck to both teams. It’s going to be a great game!