While I’m all for splurging every now and again, sometimes you just want the comfort of a meal without all the added unnecessaries. Like pizza without cheese, a thick, doughy crust and processed meats, for example.
This was me last week. Juggling a contract role with lots of other work, a husband, family birthdays and my best friend’s engagement party, I was in need of a quick meal that was going to give me a warm hug, without kicking me in the guts at the end.
And I found it, Happies. It sounds odd, but it was an incredibly delicious concoction of what was in my cupboard, proving that even when you think there’s nothing in there, you can always whip something up.
Enter stage left… TUNA, TOMATO and VEGETABLE PIZZA.
Here it is just as I was about to slide it into the oven…
And here’s what you need…
1 x wholemeal, grainy wrap. You can buy gluten free or normal, just make sure they’re thin and grainy.
2 x large tablespoons of tomato paste. Here’s a tip: Aldi do a great tomato paste that is thick and rich but is made from 100% tomatoes. No added fillers and sugar and salt, just tomatoes.
8 x button mushrooms finely sliced
1 x large brown onion finely chopped
2 x garlic cloves finely chopped
1 x handful of green olives finely chopped
1 x medium sized fresh tuna steak (pre cooked) or 1 x large can of pole & line caught tuna
1 x red capsicum finely chopped into long, thin slices
1 x bunch of fresh spinach chopped
2 x teaspoons of oregano
1 x teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 x avocado
1 x lemon
And here’s what you need to do…
1. Pre-heat the over to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Smear your wrap with plenty of tomato paste and sprinkle with oregano. Put in the oven to slightly crisp and harden. Tip: Put it on a rack rather than on foil as it will prevent it from becoming soggy.
3. After about 10 minutes, pull the base out and sprinkle with all the ingredients except for the spinach, avocado and lemon. Place in oven and let cook for around 30 minutes.
4. At the 30 minute mark, throw on the spinach and put back in the over for another 8-10 minutes, allowing the spinach to wilt slightly but not burn.
5. Once done, pull the pizza out, slice and serve with fresh avocado (I hate the taste of cooked avocado) and squeeze the lemon over the top. Enjoy!
What do you think of this pizza recipe?