Barbecued Mushroom Pita Pizzas


Pitas make these individual pizzas a breeze to create for a nutritious light meal or snack.

Number of servings : 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Type of meal : | Hors d’oeuvres | Hors d’oeuvres

Special diet :

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil (45 mL)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 large fresh Portabella Mushrooms caps
4 6-7” (15-17 cm) whole wheat pita breads
1/3 cup sun-dried tomato pesto (75 mL)
4 cups baby spinach or arugula leaves (2oz/60g) (1 L)
½ cup shaved Parmesan or Romano cheese (125 mL)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl whisk oil and garlic together, lightly brush the mushrooms on both sides with garlic oil.
  2. Barbecue mushrooms on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until mushrooms are slightly softened.
  3. Meanwhile place pitas on the barbecue over high heat and cook for 2 minutes on one side or until warmed through. Remove to a tray or cutting board and spread softer side with the tomato pesto.
  4. Top with spinach leaves, and then warm mushrooms, stem side up.
  5. Return to barbecue and cook for additional 2-3 minutes or until slightly crisp.
  6. Garnish with Parmesan shavings. Cut in halves or quarters and serve immediately. Add pepper to taste.

 

Serves 4.

Variation: If mushrooms are too large for the pitas, thickly slice mushrooms on a cutting board and place on top of spinach.

Tips:
• Thinner pitas will crisp better than thicker ones.
• To shave Parmesan easily use a vegetable peeler. Shaved Parmesan is most attractive but if substituting grated Parmesan use only ¼ cup (50 mL).

Nutritional information:

Barbecued Mushroom Pita Pizzas
Barbecued Mushroom Pita Pizzas