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Focaccia Pizza with Tahini Balsamic Drizzle

30 min

Meal

Appetizer

Freezer-friendly

This recipe is like a hybrid between pizza and bruschetta, and it's delicious. It's also incredibly simple to make. Add whichever veggies you'd like, and enjoy!

Servings

Total

30 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 1
    large focaccia loaf
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    canned tomato paste*
  • 3
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp (9 g)
  • 2 tsp (2 g)
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    Italian spice mix
  • ½ tsp
    curry powder
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
  • 10
    cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1
    red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5
    button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 20
    kalamata olives, cut in halves
  • ½
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (20 g)
    arugula

Tahini balsamic sauce

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cut the focaccia in half lengthwise and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, nutritional yeast, and spices. through pepper until well combined. Spread this pizza sauce onto the bread.
  4. Arrange all the veggies on top and place in the oven to bake on the middle rack for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are baked to your liking.
  5. While baking, prepare the drizzle by mixing the tahini and balsamic vinegar, plus 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water in a small bowl until creamy and well combined.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven, drizzle on the tahini balsamic sauce, and top with the fresh arugula. Slice and enjoy while hot.

Notes

  • * Or substitute these two ingredients for pre-made pizza sauce.

Storage

  • Enjoy immediately.
  • If leftovers remain, reheat in the oven (without the arugula) before serving again.
  • You can also make this recipe in advance and freeze (without the arugula or tahini balsamic sauce). To prepare, simply defrost and bake in the oven; when finished add the drizzle and arugula.

Plate method

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Grains 38%

large focaccia loaf

Proteins 1%

nutritional yeast

tahini

Fruits & Veggies 61%

tomato sauce

canned tomato paste

clove garlic

cherry tomato

red bell pepper

button mushroom

kalamata olive

red onion

arugula

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

kalamata olive

tahini

Nutrition info

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