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Stovetop Mediterranean Pizza

This Mediterranean pizza with flavorful Lebanese toppings cooks up quickly on a stovetop! Make this recipe with pizza crust or flatbread.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Kevin

Ingredients

Spice Mixture

  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sumac
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Meat Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef
  • 2 tablespoon spice mixture above

Toppings

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon juice of half
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15 oz chickpeas drained
  • 1 tablespoon spice mixture above
  • 1 cup Mediterranean hummus homemade or store bought
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Pan Fry

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb pizza dough See Note 1

Instructions

  • Mix together the spices in a small bowl.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground lamb (or beef if preferred) and 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture in olive oil and break down into small crumbles. Remove from pan, cover with foil to keep warm and set aside. Leave oil in pan.
  • Using an immersion blender or processor, puree the cilantro, oil and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt and juice from half of a lemon. Set aside.
  • Pat chickpeas dry with paper towel and fry in skillet with tablespoon of olive oil. Season with remaining tablespoon of the spice mixture and cook until crispy. Set aside and turn on your oven broiler.
  • Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal portions. Use your hands to latten and stretch each piece of dough into a 8-10-inch rectangle. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet used for chickpeas. Fry pizza dough for one minute on each side, or until golden crispy and brown. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining dough, using more oil as needed.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons hummus on each fried flatbread. Top with browned lamb, crumble feta cheese on top and place on baking sheet. Place under broiler for a minute to warm melt cheese. Remove from broiler, drizzle with lemon yogurt, cilantro oil and sprinkle with pan fried chickpeas. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Feel free to use premade pizza dough (typically sold in bags or plastic containers at local market or specialty stores like Trader Joes) or 1 refrigerated thin pizza crust (such as 11 oz can Pillsbury™ crust). Other options are homemade pizza dough, naan, or flatbread dough like lavash.

Nutrition

Calories: 713kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1870mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 6mg