Deliciously Light Margarita Pizza

 

Deliciously Light Margarita Pizza

Deliciously Light Margarita Pizza

Can’t feel guilty about this one!!!  I use 10″ flour tortillas as my cracker like crust.. I think they have about 158 calories per tortilla!  I am telling you here how to make one pizza which in my opinion is one serving.  That way, you can figure out what you need to make as many as you want.  If you don’t already have a pizza stone and peel  I would suggest getting one.  They are inexpensive and you can probably pick one up at your local grocery store.  If not…  Wally World, Target, or BB&B will have it!!!  It really makes a difference in your crust whether you are using a tortilla or an actual home made crust.

Ingredients List:

1 heavy pinch (about 1 TBS) yellow cornmeal

1 – 10″ flour tortilla

1 TBS olive oil, separated into 1/2 TBS

2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese hand torn into small pieces

One large Fresh tomato, sliced thin

Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

1/4 cup hand torn fresh basil

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Put the pizza stone in a cold oven and preheat to 500 degrees.  When the oven is hot, sprinkle the pizza stone with the corn meal.  Place the tortilla on the pizza stone.  Watch it, because it will burn in a hurry!  Let it get slightly brown and flip it over and slightly brown the other side.  Using your pizza peel. Remove the it from the oven. This is your cracker like crust!!!   Drizzle it with 1/2 TBS of the olive oil. Spread it around to the outer edges of the crust.  Evenly spead the minced garlic on there.  Add 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese. Next, evenly spread the tomatoes on and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Top with the fresh basil and the remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.  Slide the pizza back into the hot oven on the pizza stone.  You are basically just melting the cheese.  Again, watch it carefully so that the outer edges of the crust doesn’t burn! When the cheese has melted, use your pizza peel to remove the pizza from the oven.  Drizzle with the remaining olive oil.  Use a pizza cutter to cut the pizza into 8 pieces.  Eat it, ENJOY, and DON’T FEEL GUILTY!!!

 

Below is another option.  This is the one that my boys like the best.  A little heavier on the calories but still a lot lighter than eating a regular pizza!  Even more so… a lot lighter than any decent hamburger that you would eat!!!

Cheese burger option:

1 – 10″ Flour Tortilla

1 TBS good quality Mayonaise.  I prefer Dukes because of its great flavor and it doesn’t contain sugar.

1/2 lb ground sirloin, browned and drained well

Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

1/2 small onion thinly sliced

1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar

1/2 cup shredded lettuce (my boys like iceberg)

1 small tomato thinly sliced

1 – 2 TBS ketchup (depends on how much you like)

1 – 2 TBS yellow mustard ( “””””)

Cook the tortilla according to the above instructions.  Evenly spread the mayonaise on the crispy tortilla.  Top with the seasoned ground sirloin.  Evenly spread the onions over the sirloin.  Top with the cheddar cheese.  Return the pizza to the pizza stone and cook until cheese has melted.  This happens pretty fast so just watch it! Use your pizza peel to remove it from the oven.  Evenly top with the shredded lettuce and tomatoes.  Drizzle the top with the ketchup and mustard.  Cut into 8 pieces with a pizza cutter!  Eat it up and you really can’t feel too guilty about this one!

Comments

  1. Since it looks like you like to eat healthy, did you know they have Carb Balance tortillas at Walmart. They taste great and have about 13g of fiber in each one. I love pizza, so thanks for this healthy recipe!

    • MelissiaDaggett says:

      Hey Valerie! Great to hear from you and thanks for visiting my blog! I did not know about the carb balance tortillas but will definitely check that out. They sound similar to the Dreamfields pasta that we eat. High in fiber and great taste. I haven’t found a lot of low carb products that I really like but the pasta is fabulous.

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