Sometimes it is hard to be a food blogger. There are days when meals are easy everyday food that no one would be interested in hearing about. I have been going through a period like that lately. We have eaten lots of homemade soup, but they are soups I have talked about before. I did make a wonderful chicken noodle soup the other night with twice the celery and carrots that I normally put in it and half the noodles; very good and good for us.
But Friday night, before we went to a concert, I made a quick meal of these pizzas that were in a Weight Watcher’s cookbook. I’m not sure what it was about them, but they were a hit. It might have been the artichoke hearts, the roasted red peppers or the balsamic vinegar, but we both loved them. I added a bit of bacon to the recipe because I love bacon in pizzas. The dressed lettuce is placed on the tortillas and heated briefly in the oven to warm everything and slightly wilt the lettuce. David even said that this would be good on Sunday nights when we normally have real pizza. I agree.
Give these a try for a quick supper or lunch.
MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE SALAD PIZZAS
1 heart of romaine lettuce, thinly sliced ( about 3 cups)
1 tomato, seeded and chopped ( I skipped this )
1 (8 1/2 ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup canned cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (7 ounce ) jar roasted red pepper, drained and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 strips of bacon, sliced, cooked and drained
4 ( 7 inch ) whole wheat tortillas
8 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Meanwhile, toss together the lettuce, tomato, artichoke hearts, beans, roasted pepper, vinegar, oil, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Arrange the tortillas on a baking sheet. Top each tortilla with about 1 1/4 cups of the salad (I think I used a little less) and sprinkle with some of the cooked bacon and 2 tablespoons of the mozzarella. Bake until the cheese melts and the lettuce wilts slightly, about 5 minutes.
As an aside, while walking today I saw flocks and flocks of birds heading South. I understand that Florida is the only state in the SE without snow today. I think the birds are heading for the Bahamas. I would be too if I could. Stay warm.