Mediterranean Pizza & a Giveaway!

Mediterranean Pizza 6 Remember that contest I entered that you all so kindly voted in? Well, I lost! :( I definitely got to the finals because you are awesome, but the chef in charge picking the winner didn’t pick me! Sad day. Oh well. Maybe I’ll go to Hawaii another day.

BUT, because you are awesome, I have arranged a fun little giveaway with Lindsay Olives! Ever heard of them? Well, I have a lot to tell you, so check out that info and all the Giveaway info HERE.

Mediterranean Pizza 5 In the mean time, lets talk about some tasty pizza I made the other day, shall we?

Is it just me, or can you eat anything on top of a pizza? I am totally in love with pizza. I’ve made lots of pizzas in my relatively short life span {Confetti Pizza ,Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza, etc.} but never a mediterranean style pizza. Well, Wednesday afternoon the stars aligned and I miraculously had all the ingredients I could possibly think of to put on top of this bad boy. {Thanks, Lindsay’s!}

And lo, the Mediterranean pizza was born.

May we have a moment of silence for this beauty.

………………….

Thank you.

Mediterranean Pizza 2 Let me tell you guys, mediterranean pizza is my new favorite! Oh man, did this smell amazing coming out of my oven. I didn’t mess around with pizza sauce or marinara on the bottom. I’m a rebel that way. I used straight up garlic butter.

I heart garlic.

Muchos muchos.

Then I added some mozzarella cheese because lets face it: pizza isn’t pizza without a nice layer of cheese. Am I right or am I right? After the cheese, I added artichoke hearts, black olives and green olives and threw my little pizza baby into a very hot oven. 10 minutes later, things were looking and smelling divine. And then for good measure, I topped the hot pizza with tomatoes and green onions for a cold and spicy contrast to the hot and buttery pizza.

Umm, holy amazing batman.

I ate 4 pieces with no shame.

You know you’d eat that many too.

So, make some pizza dough, pick up some olives and get crackin’!

Have a great weekend!

Mediterranean Pizza
yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients:
1/2 recipe Fail-Proof Pizza Dough {use the other half for Cheesy Garlic Bread!}
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup green olives {I used Lindsay’s}
1/2 cup black olives {I used Lindsay’s}
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
1 large tomato, diced
2 green onions, sliced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place pizza stone inside to heat up with the oven. If you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet.

Spread pizza out into a 12 inch circle or a free form rectangle on parchment paper. Melt butter in microwave and stir in minced garlic. Spread garlic butter over pizza dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with green and black olives as well as the artichoke hearts. Using the parchment paper to transfer the pizza, place onto hot pizza stone. Bake 8-12 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly. Top with diced tomatoes and onions. Cut and serve.

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14 Responses to “Mediterranean Pizza & a Giveaway!”

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    Kathryn — September 30, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Sorry that you didn’t win the contest, I hope that you get that trip someday!

    What a great combination of flavours on this pizza and I love that you used garlic butter, yum!

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    • Lauren — October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:41 am

      I’m a garlic-a-holic…so of course I add it to everything.

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    barbara n — September 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I love olives on pizza!

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    • Lauren — October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:46 am

      Who doesn’t?

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    Katrina — September 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

    This pizza sounds splendid! Love it!

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    Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? — September 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    This looks really delicious! There’s a gourmet pizza place about half a mile from our apartment that makes something similar (read: way too close, so we go there all the time). It’s really good, but also pretty expensive. I’d love to be able to replicate it in my own kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Lauren — October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:41 am

      Awesome! I hope this hits the spot! Homemade pizza is so much cheaper!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — September 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Olives are pretty much my favourite pizza topping – LOVE that there are two kinds on that pizza!!!

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    • Lauren — October 2nd, 2011 @ 3:37 am

      Yeah, they are one of my favorites too! Love them!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — October 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    So I was just reading about the giveaway, and I have to tell you that the picture of your daughter eating straight out the can is EXACTLY what I did as a 4 year old! In fact, I once ate a whole can with one of my 4 year friends. Whole can. Who knew kids loved black olives?

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    newlywed — October 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    The pizza looks great!

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    Tori (@eat-tori) — October 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Pizza, garlic, olives…. add a cheeky glass of red wine and a quite night at home and I’m the happiest of campers. This (like everything else on your site) is just gorgeous.

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    Megan — October 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    All these recipes look amazing! This one especially. I think I might add some feta when I make it this weekend!

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    Slappy McCracken — August 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    To really give this pizza a Mediterranean college education, I added some feta cheese.

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