Sometimes I have these moments when using existing ingredients and making a delicious dinner works in tandem while entertaining. This was one of those times. And I have to say this. If you are thinking of making something to wow your guests, look no further than this phyllo dough vegetarian pizza.
With a little prep time, this pizza comes together nicely and you can decide what topping goes on the phyllo dough. I used a mix of cheese, green, olives and roasted vegetables, but really the choices are endless. You can go with chicken, chickpeas, pesto with capers or any other combination you can dream of.
I had bought some phyllo dough from Trader Joe's and it had been sitting in the freezer for a couple of weeks. Then this pizza presented itself. It went well with a bowl of chicken stew.
1 phyllo dough
1/3 bag of green - chopped
1/2 onion - sliced thinly
1/2 pepper - sliced thinly
4-5 mushrooms - sliced
1/2 cup cheese - chopped in small cubes (I used a mix of cheddar and raspberry wine soaked cheese which had a good bite to it)
1/4 cup Olives - pitted an chopped
4 tbspoon Olive oil
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
1/4 tspoon cumin seed powder
pinch of fresh black pepper
salt to taste
Take a baking pan and cover it with foil. Oil it nicely. Then take about 2 sheet of phyllo dough, brush it with oil and then layer it with another 2 layer of dough and continue till you finish the dough.
In the meantime, heat a pan with 2 tbspoon oil and add onions. Saute it for 3-4 minutes. As it browns, add the peppers and mushroom, add turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, black pepper and salt. Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes till the water released by mushrooms have dried.
Take it off the heat and cool.