I love eating salads this time of year and one of my favorites is a Gyro Salad with all that deliciously salty feta cheese, flavorful Gyro meat, and a nice warm pita to mop up all the dressing. In maintaining a Paleo way of eating, I am to stay away from grains and dairy. After seeing a picture of a Meatza Pizza on fastpaleo.com, I thought that I could create my own version using all the Greek flavors found in a Gyro Salad and forming it into a pizza using the meat as a crust. Although this is a fork and knife meal, I did not miss the cheese and bread (alright, maybe a little.) If you are following a regular diet, go ahead and throw on the Feta and maybe a drizzle of Tzatziki. Moderation in moderation, right?
1 pound organic, free-range ground beef, 85/15 fat
1/2 tsp. sea salt, optional
1 T. minced fresh oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. red onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
Mix all ingredients together well and press into a 12 inch circle on a pizza pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes then broil for another 3. Remove from pan, leaving drippings behind and place on a plate. Top with…
sliced red onion
sliced fresh black olives
fresh oregano leaves
a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
more fresh cracked black pepper
Slice and serve. Serves 2-3.
I wonder what other versions we could dream up?