Thursday, January 14, 2010

Spinach, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza (CEIMB)

Today's pick for Craving Ellie in my Belly is this delicious and easy tortilla-based pizza.  The original recipe called for arugula, but I chose to use spinach, though either would be fantastic.  These are flavors that just naturally go together well, so it's pretty hard to go wrong.

This is like a more gourmet version of the kind of things I used to make when I was single and in law school, and often had to just grab whatever ingredients I had and throw together something a bit odd.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.  This recipe most definitely works.  The perfect combination of creamy and crunchy, sweet and salty, angelic and naughty - once again, Ellie has it in the bag.

Tomorrow I promise to make something that is not an Ellie Krieger recipe....truly.

Spinach, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza
adapted from Ellie Krieger's The Food You Crave
serves 2


2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
3 cups baby spinach, caorsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
two 6-inch diameter whole-wheat tortillas
1 ounce fresh goat cheese


1.  Preheat oven to 400.

2.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are golden-brown and softened, about 10 minutes.  Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 1 more minute.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3.  Lay the tortillas on a baking sheet and spread the spinach mixture over them.  Crumble goat cheese over the top.  Bake for 10 minutes, or until tortillas are crispy and browned around the edges, and cheese is getting melty.  Cool a few minutes before cutting into wedges.  Serve.



  1. Another great one to try, but I shall substitute mozzarella cheese which I am sure will not ruin the effect or the taste. Thanks

  2. This looks tasty! I didn't have the spinach or the arugula, but I'm inclined to think that spinach might be better. I loved this pizza.

  3. Angelic and naughty.....well, aren't you right on the money?!
    Thanks for cooking with me!