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16 Minute Tortilla Pizza
Quick and easy and totally satisfying, this 16-minute tortilla pizza can be made anytime of the day for a light and scrumptious meal or snack. This also makes a great party food to enjoy with friends and family. Crisp and tasty, it is sure to be a hit in any situation or occasion. It also makes the perfect dish to serve your vegetarian friends. This Mexican-inspired recipe is also fun to make for Mexican-themed menus. They go great with beer or soda and can is so convenient to make as well as very affordable.
You can buy flour tortilla in most grocery stores. If you want something even healthier, choose whole-wheat flour tortilla, which has more nutrition and is less fattening. You will save a lot of time and money when making your own tortilla pizza at home than ordering out. If you don’t have an oven, you can even cook the pizza in the skillet!
In this recipe, the pizza is topped with olive oil, cherry tomatoes, capers, chopped onions, and good quality grated cheese, and seasoned with salt and pepper. With a few ingredients, you can make a sumptuous gourmet meal in no time. You can use a blend of cheeses to make the dish even more delicious. Some of the best cheeses to use for making tortilla pizza are those with low moisture and won’t burn easily at high temperatures. These include Mozzarella, Provolone, Asagio, Fontina, Parmesan, Romano, Goat’s cheese, Feta, and Gorgonzola. You don’t have to fill the tortilla with cheese, as it might get too heavy. Sprinkle roughly shaved cheese on the surface and this will melt and spread out for a mouthwatering pizza treat. Since you won’t be using tomato sauce or marinara in this recipe, make sure you use ripe and sweet cherry tomatoes that will burst wonderfully in the palate.
350 Gms tortillas flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cherry tomatoes - chopped
1 tablespoon capers - drained
1 medium onion chopped
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup good quality grated cheese
Salt to taste
Evenly cut the tortillas into 4-5 medium sized triangles. Brush with olive oil on both sides. Place them on a baking sheet.
On top of the tortilla add some chopped onion, chopped cherry tomatoes and olives for each piece.
Add a pinch of capers and season with pepper. Sprinkle with cheese. Towards end add salt to taste.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 5 minutes. Serve hot.