This pita pizza is a great weekday meal that feels a little bit fancy with it's carmelized onions and goat cheese, but is really simple to make-- and how fancy can anything on pita bread be, really? I love the combination of the sweetness of the onions and the spiciness of the lettuce and herbs. You can easily make this on a store bought crust if you prefer; I like the personal pan-ness of pitas. I didn't feel like this needed a sauce because of the goat cheese, but if you would prefer, try a nice white sauce or pesto.
Mixed Lettuce, Carmelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pita Pizza
What you need:
- 4 whole wheat flat pitas
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 lb asparagus cut into 1 1/2" long pieces
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 1 4 oz package herb goat cheese
- Shredded Parmesan
- 4 cups mixed lettuce
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tsp cumin
- Black pepper
- Red pepper flakes
What you do:
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F. Next, begin to carmelize the onions. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. When oil is heated add, the onions to the skillet. Sprinkle with crushed black pepper and salt if you would like. You don't want the onions to dry out or burn, so stir them often and, depending on how your stove top heats, you may need to lower the heat. After the onions begin to turn clear, sprinkle with sugar and allow to saute about 15-20 minutes.
While the onions are carmelizing, spread 1/4 of the goat cheese package on a pita (more or less to taste). Repeat on each pita. When the onions have five minutes left, add asparagus, red pepper flakes and cumin to skillet and saute. Remove from heat and spread onions and asparagus evenly over each pita.
Place pitas in oven for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and pile 1/4 of the basil and at least a cup of mixed lettuce on top of each pita; sprinkle with Parmesan and red pepper flakes and enjoy!
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