Here is yet another recipe from my favorite Hungry Girl cookbook. This was my lunch today. I had a dental appointment this morning and then I went to Yoga to center myself with the universe… haha. Well maybe not, but I got some good stretching in. I finally found a grocery store that isn’t Walmart Supercenter so I went in to buy some of the diet type foods that aren’t as common (like the low carb/high fiber tortilla I used for lunch today). This is a cross between Mexican and Italian in my opinion. Its a must try if you really enjoy thin crust pizza! If you’re more a deep dish lover, don’t expect “pizza” when you try this recipe. It’s basically an Italian tostada. crisp tortilla with cheeses and toppings. Very yummy. Great for a lighter lunch as its under 200 calories or add some meat on top for a heartier meal. I did not have fresh basil leaves on hand so I omitted that, I wish I had, that would have been great! I also used cherry tomatoes instead of plum. Use what you have, or what you like.
The recipe: “Crispy White Pizza”
1 large La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber tortilla
1/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1 tablespoon shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
6 basil leaves
4 thin slices plum tomato
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon plus 1 dash salt
Dash black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375. Place tortilla on a baking sheet sprayed lightly with nonstick spray. Bake in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until slightly crispy. Leave oven on. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Set aside. Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add onions and. stirring occaisonally, cook until softened and slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Immediately stir onions into cheese mixture. Spread cheese-onion mixture evenly on top of the tortilla. Place basil leaves on cheese-onion mixture. Top with tomato slices, and then sprinkle with a dash of salt. Return pizza to the oven and bake for about 5 more minutes, or until entire pizza is hot. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut into slices. Pizza for one!
PER PIZZA: 176 calories, 3g fat, 947mg sodium, 29g carbs, 13g fiber, 7g sugars, 19g protein