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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

As this exciting week draws to a close, I find myself wondering what should be on my lunch menu. This was a hit on Monday night and felt like replicating the same dish with a bit of heat!
My sister in law has grown these lovely chillies in her garden and gave me a few. They have the perfect amount of heat without too much burn.

This is a very simple Pizza.
The base is a regular white flour base. I am still searching for a whole wheat pizza base that is soft and tasty.
Sauce: Italian chopped tomatoes (tinned) with garlic, salt and pepper.
Pizza topping: Marrows (sliced lengthways), colour peppers, baby corn, olives and mushrooms (all grilled in the oven with olive oil) Layer these over the sauce.
Mine is vegetarian with mozzarella slices. I prefer slices to grated as i find it requires less cheese.
Over the cheese i scattered slices of those beautiful chillies and thinly sliced onions.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven until warmed and cooked all the way through.

The pizza was accompanied by this lovely tropical salad. A Lettuce base with cucumbers, tomato wedges, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, julienne carrots and reduced fat feta cheese. Balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing really compliments the fruit on the salad.

This is a fast and simple dish! The flavours speak for themselves! Try it out and let me know what you think!

Nutrition tip: All animal products are high in saturated fats which raise cholesterol levels in the blood and milk products falls part of this group. Low fat and Fat free milk and dairy products still has the same amount of calcium with fewer calories and fat. Aim for a diet high in mono and poly unsaturated fats (olive oil, olives, canola oil, peanut butter, avocados to name a few) and low in saturated fats (fatty lamb and beef, high fat dairy (cream, butter, full cream and low fat milk and dairy), chicken with the skin and many commercial baked products are high in palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

2 comments on “Mexican Pizza

  1. Eseles
    January 23, 2014

    I am really enjoying your blog. I have been wanting to make a homemade pizza for a while. I will definitely use all the tips suggested here. Never thought of slicing the cheese instead of grating. How thinly do you slice the cheese?

    • faaizahsnutritionlab
      January 24, 2014

      Thank you for the kind words! not more than 2mm thick. i have a wire cheese slicer which makes the slicing very easy!

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