Monday, March 26, 2012

Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Feta & Avocado


I've been searching for new flavors to add another dimension to my home-made meals. I believe that one of the secrets to successful cooking at home is being able to cook many different flavors so you don't get bored eating the food that you make. One of my new favorite home-cooked flavors is caramelized onions. They take a bit of time to cook (about 30 minutes), but the dynamic, sweet flavor is SO GOOD!

I already use avocado and feta in much of my cooking and adding caramelized onions to the mix kicks everything up to a level that makes my mouth oh-so-happy.

Oh, and another great thing about this recipe? The pizza dough is 100% whole wheat! Now go and make it!

Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Feta & Avocado

Adapted from Sweet Paul Magazine
Yield: 1 large pizza
Total Prep Time: 30 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: about 1 hour, 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

{for the dough}

1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon dry yeast
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons olive oil

{for the toppings}

1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons water
3 oz. crumbled feta cheese (or other crumbly cheese, such as gorgonzola or blue cheese)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
fresh parsley
salt & pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

To make the dough, mix water, honey and yeast in a bowl. Leave it for 5 minutes so that the yeast starts to work. Add flour, salt and oil. Work the dough well together. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for about an hour.

While the dough rises, begin caramelizing the onions. Place onion, oil and water in a pan and sauté until the onion turns light brown and is soft. For me, this process takes about 30 minutes.

Once the dough has risen, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking tray, press the dough out with your fingers to form a large pizza. Sprinkle the pizza with caramelized onions and feta cheese, then drizzle with olive oil. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Take it out of the oven and add avocado, parsley and salt & pepper.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Andrea Dickherber said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your sweet comments and your thoughts and prayers during our tough time. They are much appreciated :)

This pizza looks absolutely delicious! I'm always looking for new vegetarian-friendly recipes to try, too, and this looks great.

Andrea
Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

Mal said...

oooh yum, this sounds so good!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

AriadnaBach said...

OMG! looks delicious!!
Great Idea!
I'm gonna try it.
Greetings.

Amber said...

This looks so yummy, and it's healthy (double awesome points).

Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles said...

Oh yum! Scott loves pizza!! Got to add this to my cook list!! Thanks for sharing!!