Pizza is fast and easy to make, and there are several great alternatives to a traditional pizza crust to make it a single-serving size. English muffins, pita bread, naan...and now I've discovered lavash bread, thanks to my yummy taste experience at LeanWorks a few weeks ago! Lavash bread makes a perfect base for a flatbread-style pizza. The thin crust means fewer carbohydrate calories and quick cooking in 5 minutes. I stick the lavash bread into the oven as it's preheating, just to toast it slightly. When the oven reaches the proper temperature, I take out the bread and spread the sauce and toppings. Each generous serving (yes you get to eat the whole thing!) with my ingredients has 470 calories, 34 grams protein, and 11 grams fat. It's best not to load on too many toppings as the bread is a bit fragile, but you only need a few ingredients. I usually add greens like baby spinach or arugula though I didn't have them handy for the photo below. The pizza comes out crispy and completely satisfying! It's great for an easy weekday dinner or as an appetizer if you're entertaining.
1 whole wheat lavash bread
Tomato sauce, enough to spread a thin layer over the bread
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
16 pieces Smart Deli pepperoni-style soy slices
Crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning and any other herbs/spices you like
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Put lavash bread on a baking pan covered with foil and place in oven as it preheats.
- When temperature is reached, remove pan and spread sauce, toppings and spices onto base.
- Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a minute or two before eating.