Nutrition 2/23 - 2/28
If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, you already know naan, the slightly puffy, pita-like bread that you brush with ghee or dip into whatever savory sauce or gravy is on your plate. It’s easy enough to make this bread, consisting of all-purpose flour, yeast, a little bit of yogurt, and an egg. But we just buy it already made at the grocery, to have on hand for this dish: naan pizza.
By now, everyone has probably had flatbread pizza. Naan pizza takes that concept and gives a chewier, and to my palate, more complex taste.
It’s a quick meal for when everybody is late getting home. We brush the naan with garlic oil, pre-baking it just to put a bit of toothsome to it. Then we top with fresh mozzarella, chopped artichoke hearts (the kind canned in water), thinly sliced salami or soppressata, grape tomatoes, and fresh parmesan cheese. Pop it back in the oven to melt the cheese. Truly, it beats any pizza you can order in a restaurant, and certainly conquers Domino’s.
Pick your own ingredients. Make a BLT pizza. Make a breakfast pizza with ham and eggs. Give it a lot of greenery with arugula and olives. Or just pile on tomato sauce and pepperoni.
What I know is that when I say I’m going home to homemade pizza, everyone is green with envy.