Do you love an assortment of veggies that are marinated or otherwise brined, in an easy to consume dish? Something that feels like you could have maybe gotten it at a nicer local restaurant (but less expensive)? Have I got the dish for you!
This is a super easy dinner. In the time it takes to preheat the oven, you can be almost through with all the prep!
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
> tortillas (in this example I used an 8" whole wheat tortilla base for each serving)
> pesto (I used store bought)
> crumbled feta (a nice crumbed chev could work too)
> fire roasted tomatoes (I used canned)
> roasted bell pepper (I used roasted and marinated bell pepper)
> pickled asparagus (seriously yummy!)
> marinated artichoke hearts
> green or kalamata olives (I used green on this meal)
> fresh or pickled onion
> fresh or marinated mushrooms
> thin sliced andouille sausage
> cookie sheet(s)
> parchment paper or aluminum foil
> knife and cutting board
Step 2: Step 1 - Pesto!
Turn your oven on to heat at 350 F.
Take your cookie sheet(s) and line with parchment paper or aluminum foil. I prefer parchment paper personally, but I have used both with good results. The upside is if you spill any oil you won't have to scrub your cookie sheet down!
Lay out your desired number of servings. I have found one 8" tortilla, or two smaller taco size tortillas, is about right for a serving. Apply a light layer of pesto to each tortilla. I have found that an iced tea spoon is a great measure - one dollop for a taco size, or two dollops for an 8", is just about perfect. If you are using store bought veggies you don't want to start with a super thick layer or your tortilla will be soggy by the time you add everything to it.
Step 3: Step 2 - Add Your Toppings!
Now let your creativity shine! Layer on your toppings. I like to start with the larger sized pieces first and work up to the cheese last.
I prefer to layer on the toppings so I can more evenly distribute them. You could certainly dice them all to your liking, mix, and add that way if you prefer :)
**Each picture on this step has a note stating what ingredient I added.**
Step 4: Step 3 - Cook and Enjoy!
Once your pizzas are topped and your oven is heated, pop those delectable lovelies in the oven! 10 minutes will get you a warm-but-not-too-hot-to-eat-immediately dish, very nice for a summer evening with a veggie only pizza. 15 minutes would yield a hotter dish (if you prefer it more steaming hot). If all your ingredients are pre-cooked, or ok raw, then really it is up to you on how warm/hot you like your food :)
Once your pizzas are out of the oven, slice into quarters and enjoy! Or ... do as my husband does and eat them burrito style, they are still delicous ;)
I hope you enjoy your pesto pizza! Let me know what toppings you like so I can try them too!