Wherever you live in the world, pizza is always a favorite. Made to order, keep ‘em hot and keep ‘em coming using a skillet stove-top! This Flatbread Israeli Pizza is a quick and easy meal, flavored with unique spices, and completely delicious! Watch Becky Low make it Studio 5
Yields: 1-4 Servings
2 frozen Texas dinner rolls, thawed
2-3 tablespoons tomato sauce
1-2 ounces thin sliced or shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon sliced green or black olives
chopped and seeded roma tomato
optional toppings of choice (1 tablespoon of each) - sautéed onions; sautéed bell peppers, sautéed mushrooms; chopped tomatoes; grilled egg plant;
Rotev (Israeli Pizza Dipping Sauce) optional
Rotev - Israeli Pizza Dip
2-tablespoons tomato paste
⅛-teaspoon sea salt
⅛-teaspoon garlic powder
⅛-teaspoon onion powder
¼-teaspoon Za’atar* or pizza spice to taste
pinch cayenne pepper to taste
Flatbread Israeli Pizza
Thaw frozen rolls according to package directions (note: you may use a fresh ready to cook 12-inch flour tortilla).
Combine 2 rolls; spray clean counter top lightly with non-stick spray; roll out dough into a 12-inch circle. Drizzle or lightly spray 10 to 12 inch skillet with non-stick spray. Heat skillet over medium to medium low heat. Place dough in skillet and cook until bubbles begin to from on top, flip.
Spread with tomato sauce; generously sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder and za’atar;* salt and pepper to taste; sprinkle or arrange cheese; add olives and tomatoes (or add prepared toppings of choice). Cover and cook until cheese is melted and bottom is browned. (NOTE: for a more browned top, place under broiler for 1-2 minutes) Slide pizza from pan onto cutting board, cut into 4-6 wedges, sprinkle with additional pizza spice or crushed peppers to taste and serve with dipping sauce.
Rotev - Israeli Pizza Dip
In Israel shops serve pizza with a sauce much like our French Fry sauce. Adjust the ingredients to your taste preference and give it a try: whisk together mayonnaise, tomato paste, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, za’atar* or pizza spice to taste, pinch cayenne pepper to taste.
Thin to desired consistency by whisking in 1-2 tablespoons water. Serve with Flatbread Pizza
Za’atar is a blend of spices frequently used in Middle Eastern cuisine. Blends vary and commercially prepared blends may be found in Middle Eastern markets. When Za’atar is not available substitute oregano, marjoram or thyme. To make your own blend: place in a spice blender (or use a mortar and pestle) ¼-cup dried sumac (or 1-tablespoon dried lemon peel), 2-tablespoons thyme, 1-tablespoon sesame seeds, 2-tablespoons oregano, 2-tablespoons marjoram, and 1-teaspoon coarse salt.
This recipe uses frozen bread dough which has been thawed, try substituting refrigerator pizza dough, your own favorite pizza dough recipe, or even a fresh ready to cook flour tortilla (lower stove temperature if using tortilla).
Pizza Topping Tips:
Use your favorite pizza toppings, but be careful not to overstuff with pizza toppings
Vegetables should be sliced very thin to ensure proper cooking, or sautéd in a little butter to improve flavor and partially dried out prior to placing on the pizza - cooking helps stop the vegetables from weeping.