The evening before Thanksgiving is the busiest pizza delivery day of the entire year. Skip that 45 minute wait and prepare this zingy, hearty and healthy Za ‘atar Spinach Feta Pizza in half that time. The citrusy sumac, oregano, thyme and sesame seeds in the za’atar give the pizza its Middle Eastern flair. The tangy herbed feta and lemon brighten it up. It’s the perfect prelude pizza to the anticipated next day feast!
Recipe for Za’atar Spinach Feta Pizza
Pizza dough (refrigerated or bought from pizzeria) 1 tbsp cornmeal 5 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp za’atar juice of half a lemon 12 oz baby spinach 2 garlic cloves, smashed 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced 5-6 oz herbed feta, crumbed 4 oz goat cheese (aged or fresh)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine olive oil, za’atar and lemon juice in small bowl. Dust cornmeal on a baking sheet. Stretch the pizza dough into a rectangle to fit the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Saute spinach in pan on stove with 1 tbsp water and smashed garlic for 1-3 minutes until just wilted. Remove crust from oven and prick with a fork to release the heat if puffed up. Spread the za’atar mixture generously over the crust. Top with spinach (minus garlic), cheeses and finally tomatoes. Bake 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and crust edges are browned. Serves 6