by Katerina (Katina) MountanosSeptember 07, 20210 Comments
Making pizza at home is easier than you think. Our (basically) no knead dough comes together in minutes in a food processor and our secret ingredient to a super flavorful result is our Garlic Oil. Make a double batch because this dough is perfectly freezable too.
We decided to add a Greek twist to this version by adding some feta and spinach. All the flavors of Spanakopita atop a garlicky, crisp crust. An Italian Greek mashup. Feel free to make a classic Margherita or any other flavor combo your family loves. Get the kids involved and let everyone get in on topping it up.
For the Garlic Pizza Dough
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for dusting
10 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted and pressed of excess water
Combine the flour, yeast, oil and salt in a food processor. Turn the machine on and add 1 cup of water.
With the machine running slowly add 1/2 cup of water, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a ball and is slightly sticky to the touch.
Turn the dough onto a floured bowl and knead by hand to form a smooth dough ball.
Put the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let rise for one hour.
When the dough is ready, put the dough on a greased baking sheet. Slowly begin to spread the dough to the corners of the sheet. If it is resisting, cover it with a towel and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Once it is the size you like, proceed with toppings.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees or as high as your oven will go.
Drizzle the dough with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, oregano and salt along the border.
Evenly distribute the mozzarella, then the feta and then add little bits of spinach all over the dough.
Place in a preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Katerina (Katina) Mountanos
Olive Oil Sommelier, Katerina Mountanos, is the Founder & CEO of Kosterina. Katerina is very passionate about olive oil, the Mediterranean lifestyle and eating for health and longevity.
by Katerina (Katina) MountanosOctober 22, 20210 Comments
These protein-packed truffles are a delightful way to spend an afternoon with one of our favorite flavor combinations, almond butter and dark chocolate. They are quick to assemble and make for impressive gifts for teachers and neighbors, or to indulge in a midday treat.
by Katerina (Katina) MountanosOctober 11, 20210 Comments
Roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness and preserves their vitamins and nutrients. Grilled halloumi adds rich, salty texture and flavor and sweet honey is the perfect counterpoint, making this delicious salad a seasonal showstopper!