Heavens, there’s a busy summer ahead, what with the World Cup, Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games and all manner of other sporting events going on. Add in training for races that we’re actually going to run and, blimey, we’re exhausted just thinking about it!
We know that you’re doing the same – running, watching, watching, running – so to serve you as we like to, we’re doing a series of super-easy recipes that feed both your body and your need to get in front of the TV asap after your post-workout shower (you do shower, don’t you? If not, please sign off now and never darken our blog-step again…)
This flaky pastry pizza is as good as a TV dinner gets. It’s really quick and easy to make and, ok, the flaky pastry isn’t the healthiest food on the planet but it does provide easy carbs. Balance that with the tomatoes (anti-oxidant, cholestorel-lowering) and feta (calcium, B12) and you have a decent ready-meal. Note though that feta is fairly high in saturated fat so only have it as an occasional treat. Though clearly, with all the sport going on this summer, this is the precise time for just such a indulgence…
Unroll the pastry from its pack and place it straight onto a baking tray (keep the paper underneath it). Add the toppings and listen to the pre-match commentary. By kick off/first ball/the starting gun your fantastic flaky pastry pizza will be ready for the off. Serve with a crisp side salad and you’re onto a winner, even if your national team/favourite sporting superstar isn’t… 😉
- 1 pack (320g) ready rolled puff pastry
- Half a red onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, finely sliced
- 2-3 tablespoons tomato puree
- 150g (about 12-15) cherry tomatoes
- Half teaspoon chilli flakes
- 150g feta cheese
- Handful pine nuts
- Preheat the oven to 220C / 200C fan / 425F / Gas 7
- Unroll the puff pastry from the pack, leaving the paper underneath. Lay out on a baking tray.
- Spread the tomato puree evenly over the pastry.
- Layer on all of the other ingredients in the order listed above.
- Cook for 20 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden.