New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. What are you serving? We have a suggestion… build-your-own personal pizzas.
On a countertop, place Naan bread, and then display your favorite pizza sauces and toppings in individual bowls. Have your guests build their own pizza with their toppings of choice. Once they load up the Naan, you, the host, can put on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until bread is crisp and cheese is melted.
Two imaginative ideas are listed below. You can also make these ahead, cut into quarters and serve as an appetizer. Dee-lish!
Zesty Italian Pizza
• 1 piece Naan
• 2 Tbl Feisty Feta® Spread
• 2 oz mozzarella cheese
• 1 oz sliced roasted peppers
• 1 oz sliced onions
• 2 oz crumbled Italian sausage, cooked
Spread Feisty Feta Spread onto Naan bread. Top with 1.5 ounces mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, onions and Italian sausage. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until bread is crisp and cheese is melted. Cut into quarters and serve.
• 1 piece Naan
• 3 oz crumbled blue cheese
• 2 oz Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt
• 2 oz diced, cooked chicken breast
• 1 oz sliced red onions
• 1 oz sliced, Pitted Calamata Olives
Mix crumbled blue cheese with Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt. Spread mixture onto Naan bread. Top with chicken breasts, red onions and sliced Calamata Olives. Bake at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until bread is crisp and cheese is melted. Cut into quarters and serve.
Vegetarian Recipe: Hummus Veggie Flatbread Sandwich
Use hummus and Lavash flatbread to make a quick and easy sandwich. This vegetarian meal is simple to make and a better-for-you option.
1 piece, One Republic Artisan-Style Lavash
3/4 cup hummus
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 a cucumber, sliced
4 leaves, Bibb lettuce
Cut Lavash into quarters. Spread 3 tablespoons of hummus on each quarter piece. Top each two of the pieces with sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and Bibb lettuce. Place the remaining quarters on top. Serves two.
Recipe Wednesday with Chef Tom: Greek Yogurt Party Parfaits
Today’s recipe takes a popular ingredient, Greek yogurt, and turns into a delicious, healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. These parfaits are an impressive option for a party and each guest can choose the one that reflects their favorite flavors. Not having a party? You can still enjoy these healthy treats. Whip up one of the individual parfait recipes below for a quick and easy snack that puts a new spin on Greek yogurt.
8 cups Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt
2.5 cups caramel syrup/topping
3 medium green apples
½ lemon, juiced
1 quart strawberries
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup toasted nuts (almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts all work well)
1 cup honey
Set aside 24 squat glasses, 3 oz. each.
Green Apple Parfaits: Heat caramel syrup/topping slightly to make pliable. Wisk caramel syrup/topping into 2.5 cups of Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt. (Taste and add more caramel flavoring, if desired). Let refrigerate in bowl for at least 30 minutes. Cut green apples into 1/8 inch thick slices. Very lightly sprinkle lemon juice on green apple slices to minimize browning. Place 1/3 cup of the caramel-flavored Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt into each cup (8 total). Fan 4-5 green apple slices on top of each serving.
Strawberry Parfaits: Cut strawberries into small diced pieces. Stir in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Place 1/3 cup of Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt into each glass (8 total). Top with a spoonful of strawberry mixture.
Honey Nut Parfait: Place 1/3 cup of Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt into each of the 8 glasses. Top with toasted nuts. Drizzle with 1 tablespoons of honey (or to your desired liking).
Recipe Wednesday with Chef Tom: Skinny Bun Burgers
4 pre-made ground beef burgers
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons Sun-Dried Tomato Greek Yogurt Spread
4 White Whole Grain Skinny Buns
4 Tablespoons Grecian Delight Hummus
12-16 leaves fresh basil, rinsed and dried
1 tomato, cut into slices
Season burgers with salt and pepper. Grill to your preferred temperature.
Open Skinny Buns and spread 1 Tablespoon of hummus on each bun bottom. Add 2-4 leaves of basil to each bun, then add grilled burger. Top with tomato and any of your other favorite burger toppings, then add a generous helping of sun-dried tomato Greek yogurt spread. Place Skinny Bun top, then serve and enjoy!
RECIPE WEDNESDAY WITH CHEF TOM: Pan-Seared Mediterranean Chicken Breasts with Sautéed Onions
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped
1/2 Tbsp ground coriander
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 Tbsp ground cardamom
1/2 Tbsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Juice of half a lemon
2 yellow onions, peeled and sliced thinly
¼ cup Opaa!™ Mediterranean sauce (Skhug)
2 White Pita Folds
1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
2. Mix together the garlic, spices and lemon juice in a small bowl and spread over the chicken breasts.
3. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and let cook undisturbed for 5 minutes until the bottom turns brown and toasty. Use tongs to flip the chicken over and cook for another 4 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove from the pan and let rest on a plate.
4. Add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
5. Cut the pita folds into wedges and serve with the chicken and sautéed onions. Drizzle with Skhug sauce.
Goes great with a lightly dressed arugula salad or tomato slices sprinkled with salt and pepper. Enjoy!