I just noticed that it has been 20 days (!) since I’ve posted. I have not dropped off the face of the earth or lost interest in my little blog. Everyone in the family has been under the weather. Coughing, sore throat, pretty much your basic winter cold. That meant that we ate things like chicken broth with noodles, or apple sauce, or simple things like that.
I’m back now, and we are back to eating ‘real’ food, but still of the super easy to prepare variety. The more complicated stuff will wait.
My son wanted to make pizza, so we got some frozen supermarket pizza dough – the kind that comes in a small ball that you have to roll out.
This probably sounds like my previously posted Manakeesh – Zaatar Pizzas. Manakeesh is different in that in it, the zaatar and olive oil are the stars of the show.
This one is more of a sauce-less pizza, where the zaatar is an accent to the cheese. I used my Misto to spray on a very light layer of olive oil. Okay, that is not quite true. My son loves playing with the Misto, so he pumped it, and then sprayed the olive oil. The Misto holds about 1/3 cup of olive oil, and we didn’t even use half of it to cover the entire round of pizza dough.
You can use whichever cheese(s) you like. We combined cheddar, mozzarella, and about a 1/3 cup of feta, for a total of 2 cups of cheese.
My toddler has recently discovered that she ADORES Kalamata olives. So much so that when I get to the supermarket olive bar, I have to make sure to get a few large pitted olives that I can easily slice for her to eat while the rest of us eat regular olives with seeds still in them. She is the reason I decided to slice some olives and throw them on there, but the olives can certainly be omitted.
Sauce-less Zaatar Cheese Pizza
1 whole wheat pizza dough
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups of shredded and/or crumbled cheese
2 tablespoons zaatar
5-6 kalamata olives, sliced or chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Dot with olive pieces.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.