Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Meal for Meatless Monday

Ever since my husband and I gave up meat for Lent this year, I haven't eaten meat as much as I used to.  We don't really practice "Meatless Monday," but we do sometimes go half a week without eating any meat and not really noticing.

A couple nights ago, my husband was at a meeting during dinner and I was left to create a meal for one.  I made a delicious flatbread pizza and salad combo that's completely meatless, very flavorful and pretty healthy.


1 Flatout Italian Herb Flatbread (you could use another brand of flatbread, but I love this one)
1 tbsp Frank's Red Hot hot sauce
6 peperoncini slices cut in quarters
10 grape tomatoes cut in quarters
1 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp ricotta cheese
1 tsp Parmesan cheese
2 cups mixed greens
2 tbsp fat free balsamic vinaigrette (I love the one at Trader Joe's)
1/2 ounce goat cheese (crumbled)

For the pizza, preheat oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with parchment paper (this makes for easier cleanup).  Put the flatbread on top of the paper and spread hot sauce evenly on top.  Sprinkle with the peperoncinis and half of the tomatoes.  Dollop the ricotta evenly on top.  Then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden-brown.

Meanwhile, make the salad.  Fill a bowl with the mixed greens.  Top with the remaining tomatoes, vinaigrette and goat cheese.  Stir or toss to mix evenly.

When the pizza is ready, cut it in 8 pieces and transfer it to a plate.

Voila.  You have a light, filling, delicious, meatless meal for one.

Happy eating!

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