Whole-Wheat Pizza with Prosciutto and Smoked Gouda

It was Friday night, and as many of you, I was very tired of a very busy workweek. I was ready to get home, kick off my heels, go for a long run and relax.   And this is what I did until my big babies came to me and said: ” what’s for dinner?”. Oh oh, i had nothing planned and really really did not feel like going out. So I looked at what I had in my fridge, and made up the following recipe adapted from a recipe I had seen in this month magazine Cooking Light. It took me 5 minutes to prepare everything, and we were eating less than 20 minutes after my child had begged for food;-0 Pretty Good,  right?

The best part was that despite being a quick meal, it was very healthy and the kids loved it. It is a great substitute for pizza and so much cheaper… Yeah!!!

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat tortilla per person, 4 to 5 slices of prosciutto per person, 4 to 5 slices of smoked gouda per person, salt and pepper, olive oil. 1 big red onion, 3 garlic cloves. 1 bag of arugula salad, small cherry tomatoes sliced in half, pistachio, honey mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

Slice the onion in thin layers, crush the cloves of garlic using a garlic press. In a pan, heat up 1 Tbsp of olive oil and saute the onion and the garlic until the onion become golden. Set aside.

Place the tortilla on a baking sheet or the silpat, with a cooking brush, brush olive oil on the tortilla, spread the onion mixture on each tortilla, top with slices of prociutto, then with smoked gouda. Sprinkle fresh oregano on the “pizza ” and bake in oven for 7 to 10 minutes at a temperature of 375. When the pizza is cooked, sprinkle more oregano on the too of the pizza.

Serve with a salad of arugula. In a bowl, mix together 1 Tbsp of honey mustard, 2 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Throw the salad, the tomatoes and the pistachio  in the bowl and mix well.

To serve, place the pizza and a little bit if salad on each plate. Et voila! So simple!

Bon Appetit!