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Monday, July 29, 2013

Meatless Monday: Grilled Caprese Pita Pizza

It's hot outside and you don't want to be slaving over a hot stove or oven, correct?

I'll venture to say, 90% of the homes in Bend, Oregon don't have air conditioning and this summer has been brutal. We do have a window unit but I still don't want to be slaving over a hot stove so I sought out summer recipes that don't involve making your kitchen hot!

My inspiration for this dish came from a pin (shocker!) from Pinterest that involved naan. I like naan but prefer pita bread! This yummy dish is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser for the kids (minus the tomatoes for the 5 year old).

What's your favorite refreshing summer dish?

Grilled Caprese Pita Pizza
inspired by Oh My Veggies!

pita bread
olive oil mister or cooking spray
cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine, if you can find it)
1/2 c. fresh basil ribbons
salt + pepper to taste
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spray both sides of one pita bread with olive oil and place it in the pan, pressing down on the top of it with a spatula to sear. Cook on each side until just beginning to char, about 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the pita.

Top each pita with tomatoes, cheese, and basil. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Cut into wedges and serve.

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