Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas

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Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas
Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas
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Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas

"Pizza" doesn't get any easier than this. Using whole-wheat pita bread as the base cuts down on prep work and also gives a nutritional boost to this dish over pizza made with processed white flour. Ricotta, sweet grapes, and honey lend a savory-sweet contrast to each bite.

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4
Servings
149
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 pieces whole-wheat pita pocket bread, about 6 inches in diameter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1 Cup red or black grapes, sliced thinly
  • 2 Teaspoons honey
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 large or 12 small fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice the pita pockets in half so that each forms 2 rounds and you have 4 rounds in all. Place the pita rounds on the baking sheets cut side up, and brush the top of each with the oil.

Spread 2 tablespoons of the ricotta on each pita, leaving about a ½-inch border around the edges, then arrange the sliced grapes in a single layer on top of the cheese. Bake until the edges are crisped and the cheese is warmed, 5-7 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together the honey and lemon juice until the honey is dissolved. When the pizzas are done, drizzle each with about ½ teaspoon of the honey-lemon mixture. Sprinkle the basil on top of the pizzas. Serve immediately.

Grape Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Grape Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
18g
6%
Vitamin A
36µg
4%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.1%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
109mg
11%
Fiber
0.9g
3.8%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Folic acid
3µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.6%
Magnesium
14mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.6%
Phosphorus
86mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
141mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.2%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.2%

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