Green Goodness Pizzadilla

green goodness pizzadilla copyI love pizzas and i am always looking out at ways to make them often. This time, i ran out of pizza base so some wheat tortillas came to my rescue and in turn gave me this amazing dish ! What started as a Quesadilla, turned into a heavenly, crunchy, Green Goodness Pizzadilla ! Read on… u are in for a pleasant surprise dish !

We love Pizzas at my place ! If i ever ask my husband what he would like to eat for a meal, he has just one reply “PIZZA PLEASE!”. So much for our devotion 🙂

I keep Pizza baking a weekend affair as i assume pizza to be a tad bit tedious than my everyday cooking of lentils, chapatis and vegetable stir fry. Usually it is made from scratch (Yes i am one of those who loves to bake her base too) and thus a 10 mins meal ends up taking a good 3 hours for me. I try and par- bake a couple of bases in advance which i freeze and then thaw when i need to use them. That way, i can whip up some when i need them on a short notice!

This time, i did not want to go the usual route and thought of making a cheese stuffed pizza base. As exciting as the idea was, i did not want to go the long routine of making my own pizza dough. I was looking for something simple, mess free and easy to put together. Frantically, i opened my fridge for ideas and there, on my lower shelf was my savior – Tortillas ! I had just bought myself some tortillas that morning in pursuit of making some quesadillas the following night and i had completely forgotten about them. Since i had already made my promise of bringing pizza to the table, i just converted the tortillas to this gorgeous, hearty PIZZADILLA ! Check out the recipe .. its YUM

P.S – As i know, the basic Quesadilla is cheese stuffed in the tortilla and grilled. Hence, the basic Quesadillas can easily be converted into cheese stuffed pizza base  🙂

Green Goodness Pizzadilla

Green Goodness Pizzadilla

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 30 mins
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Recipe

This dish is made up of 3 different components

  • The Pizza Base
  • The tomato sauce
  • The toppings

The ingredients required are :

The Pizza Base

  • 2 large (14″-16″) whole wheat flour Tortillas
  • Handful of grated cheese (Mozarrella/ cheddar/ swiss – as per preference)

The Tomato Sauce

  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • pinch of dry oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oil

The Toppings – You can be your own creative self here and choose just about any topping (just make sure they do not require too much time in cooking). Below are some topping i used for this pizzadilla

  • 1 zucchini, cut into thin discs
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers (i used green and red bell peppers), cut into juliene
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 5-6 Baby corn – slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into thin slices
  • 10-12 olives, cut into 2
  • 50 gms grated cheese (Mozarrella/ cheddar/ swiss – as per preference)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Method

  1. We begin with preparing the tomato sauce. I roasted the tomatoes on fire (with the skin on) before making the sauce more flavourful but u can omit the roasting step. Once roasted, the tomatoes will get soft and mushy. Roughly mash and keep aside.
  2. Take a pan. To it, add in oil and bring to heat. Add in the onions, garlic and saute on medium high till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Next, add in the mashed tomatoes, salt, pepper and oregano and mix well. Cook on medium high for 7-10 minutes. The tomato sauce is ready.
  4. Now, preheat the oven at 375F and keep ready.
  5. For assembly, begin with taking 1 tortilla. To this, spread the cheese on top and place the second tortilla on top of it. Slightly press the top tortilla by hands. Put this in the oven for about 5 minutes till the cheese melts and binds the 2 tortillas together.
  6. Remove the tortilla from the oven and keep aside. Now, we will begin with placing the toppings on the tortilla pizza base.
  7. For assembly, spread a generous amount of tomato sauce on top of the tortilla pizza base.
  8. Next, place the vegetables on top of the tortilla base. Spread grated cheese on top and sprinkle salt & pepper on top.
  9. Bake the pizzadilla in oven for 12-15 minutes till the cheese melts and the tortilla starts to brown on the edge. The Green Goodness Pizzadilla is ready.

This is a super crunchy crust pizza which is loaded with the goodness of hearty vegetables and handful of cheese giving these Quesadilla a whole new life. My husband loves thin crust pizza and this turned out to be a perfect choice. The cheese melted inside the 2 layers of tortillas, joining them and forming a stuffed base.. what a delight ! Make it yourself and enjoy some Italian flavours with a Mexican spin !

 

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5 Comments

  1. Great idea to use tortillas as base

  2. It is so bursting with goodness…..

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