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Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas

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Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas
California Table Grapes Commission

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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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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving149
Total Fat6g10%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated2g11%
Cholesterol10mg3%
Protein5g11%
Carbs18g6%
Vitamin A36µg4%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin E0.6mg3.1%
Vitamin K11µg14%
Calcium109mg11%
Fiber0.9g3.8%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%
Folic acid3µgN/A
Iron0.8mg4.6%
Magnesium14mg4%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.9mg4.6%
Phosphorus86mg12%
Polyunsaturated0.7gN/A
Potassium141mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg7.2%
Sodium105mg4%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Zinc0.6mg4.2%