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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes

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This Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes is the perfect option when you have a craving for pizza but you want to keep it healthy! These personal pizzas are loaded with veggies for a well balanced meal.

healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil

This was one of the first recipes I created when I started cooking for my husband a couple years after we got married. It was part of my attempt to get him to enjoy pita pizza – which now he actually requests pretty frequently! I served these with homemade asparagus soup and it was a great light dinner for the two of us.

The goat cheese and fresh herbs are the stars of this dish. Goat cheese has such a distinct taste, you don’t need to use too much of it to enhance the flavor.

This recipe is super easy, delicious, light and tasty. It’s a great recipe to make with the kids, or an easy weeknight meal you can pull together in minutes. 

ingredients for healthy pita pizzas with goat cheese

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need For This Recipe

How to Make This Healthy Pita Pizza – Step by Step

Step 1: Mix the garlic and olive oil in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, lightly spread on both sides of the pita.

pita bread brushed with olive oil and garlic

Step 2: On a panini press or a grill pan, grill the pita on both sides until crispy.

pita bread on a grill

Step 3: Crumble the goat cheese on the pita and let it melt a little (about 3-5 min)

pita bread grilled with goat cheese on top

Step 4: Spread the tomato slices, diced red pepper & red onion on top of the goat cheese. Top with fresh basil slices. Use 1/4 tsp of the garlic olive oil mixture and sprinkle on top.

pita pizza with toppings cooking on a grill

Step 5: If you have a toaster oven, toast on low for 3-4 min. If you don’t have a toaster oven, you can put the pita pizzas under a broiler for 3-4 min until the cheese and ingredients are warmed through. Top with a sprinkle of black pepper.

healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil

What makes this Pita Pizza healthy?

  • Whole Wheat Pita: Instead of thick white flour pizza dough, this pizza is made with whole wheat pita. This adds fiber to the dish which helps with digestion, regulating blood sugar, and and lowering cholesterol.
  • Low in Fat and Calories: This pizza is made with a light amount of goat cheese which is naturally lower in fat and calories. There’s also a small amount of cheese used compared to traditional pizza. Using thin crust whole wheat pita also reduces the total fat and calories. 
  • Topped with Fresh Veggies: Fresh tomato, onions, peppers, and basil add flavor as well as vitamins and nutrients. Tomatoes are high in antioxidants, and Vitamin C.

Will kids enjoy these Healthy Pita Pizzas?

Kids love pizza, and these are no exception. It’s also way healthier (and cheaper!) than ordering delivery. It’s super quick to pull together making it the perfect weeknight meal. If your kids do not like goat cheese, you can substitute mozzarella, parmesan or any shredded cheese they like. 

This is also the perfect recipe to make with kids and get them cooking in the kitchen! They’ll enjoy sprinkling the cheese and arranging the veggies.

healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil

Is pita bread healthier than pizza dough?

Whole wheat pita bread is healthier than regular pizza dough. However, you can make your own pizza dough using whole wheat flour. Pita bread is usually thinner than pizza dough which means that it has fewer calories. 

Is pita a good pizza base?

Yes it is! The pita bread is thin but sturdy and crisps up perfectly on a panini press or grill. 

Pita is also good source of fiber and protein, with minimal fat. One pita normally has less calories than two slices of bread. 

What do you serve with Healthy Pita Pizza?

When I made this recipe for my family I served it alongside a fresh Creamy Asparagus Soup. This would also pair well with a fresh salad such as this Greek Salad.

healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil

Top Tips for Making Healthy Pita Pizza

  • Be sure to use whole wheat pita with around 3-4g of fiber. To make gluten free, use a gluten-free pita.
  • To make this meal vegan, simply omit the cheese or replace with a vegan variety.
  • Feel free to throw on whatever vegetables you have in your fridge!
  • If you don’t have fresh basil you can use dried, but I’d highly recommend using fresh basil in this recipe because it’s so much tastier as a garnish!
  • Swap out the goat cheese for mozzarella, parmesan or any other shredded cheese if you want a milder taste for your kids.
  • When it comes to toppings, less can be more. Overloading the pita with toppings makes it too heavy to hold.
  • Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Check out these other healthy pizza recipes!

healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil

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healthy pita pizza with goat cheese and tomatoes, served on a white plate, garnished with basil
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Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes

This Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes is the perfect option when you have a craving for pizza but you want to keep it healthy! These personal pizzas are loaded with veggies for a well balanced meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole wheat pita bread each pita bread should have no more than 140 calories per round, and 3-4g fiber
  • 1 oz Fresh goat cheese If making more than 1 pizza, use 1 oz fresh goat cheese per pizza
  • Fresh basil thinly sliced
  • 1 Roma Tomato thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Red onion – diced
  • 1/2 red pepper – diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix the garlic and olive oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly spread on both sides of the pita. On a panini press or a grill pan, grill the pita on both sides until crispy.
  • Crumble the goat cheese on the pita and let it melt a little (about 3-5 minutes)
  • Spread the tomato slices, diced red pepper & red onion on top of the goat cheese. Top with fresh basil slices.
  • Use 1/4 tsp of the garlic olive oil mixture and sprinkle on top of the pizza.
  • If you have a toaster oven, toast on low for 3-4 min. If you don’t have a toaster oven, you can put the pizzettes under a broiler for 3-4 min until the cheese and ingredients are warmed through.
  • Top with a sprinkle of black pepper and a dash of salt.

Notes

Top Tips for Making Healthy Pita Pizza
  • Be sure to use whole wheat pita with around 3-4g of fiber. To make gluten free, use a gluten-free pita.
  • To make this meal vegan, simply omit the cheese or replace with a vegan variety.
  • Feel free to throw on whatever vegetables you have in your fridge!
  • If you don’t have fresh basil you can use dried, but I’d highly recommend using fresh basil in this recipe because it’s so much tastier as a garnish!
  • Swap out the goat cheese for mozzarella, parmesan or any other shredded cheese if you want a milder taste for your kids.
  • When it comes to toppings, less can be more. Overloading the pita with toppings makes it too heavy to hold.
  • Season with a bit of salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.5g | Protein: 12.9g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 421.8mg | Potassium: 393.3mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 3.2g

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Appetizers are the perfect complement to my favorite entrees and dinner party menus. You can also make a small batch for a snack, or turn them into a complete meal.

17 responses to “Healthy Pita Pizza with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes”

  1. Made these for a girls’ wine and cheese night and my friends were totally impressed! Super simple to make, and you can taste the flavors of all the ingredients. They look pretty when they are done, and taste even better!

    • Oh yay! I’m so glad to hear that Lauren! 🙂 I recently made these for a wine and cheese night too – they’re the perfect finger food!

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