A New Pizza – No Sauce and a Light Crust

Lavash Pizza Recipe

August 18, 2014   20 Comments

Pizza is one of my forms of kryptonite. Not crappy Domino’s pizza, but well-made, delicious pizza.

I can tell you the exact number of steps a particular pizza joint is from my Amtrak train in Penn Station. This place has an “upside down” slice which puts the sauce ON TOP of the cheese. When I went in to order it, I called it the “inside out” and the pizza guy said, “Close enough.”

Making a lower calorie pizza means you have to evaluate both the crust and the cheese. I have replaced the crust with portobello mushrooms with great success but it lacks a crunch.

This time, I found a whole wheat lavash from Joseph’s Bakery in front of the deli at my Stop & Shop. Lavash is a soft, thin flatbread of Armenian origin that works perfectly as a substitute for heavier pizza crusts. It comes out a bit cracker like –but it is very tasty.

I used a gorgeous fresh tomato, which you should be able to find right now instead of sauce because they are sooo good.

Was I satisfied? YES! This was warm, cheesy, light and so summery (and I forgot to mention fast).

Do you love pizza?

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Lavash Bread Pizza Recipe

Makes 2 servings, ½ lavash per serving

1 piece whole grain lavash bread
2 ounces grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, fontina, swiss, etc.)
1 large fresh tomato, sliced into ¼ inch slices
salt to taste
fresh basil (optional)

Heat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and lay the lavash bread flat on the tray. Add the tomato slices, sprinkle a little salt, and top with the cheese. Heat for 8 minutes unto lavash is brown and cheese is melted.

Add optional slices of fresh basil. Enjoy immediately!

147 calories, 7.2 g fat, 3.1 g saturated fat, 11.6 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g sugar, 13.9 g protein, 4.1 g fiber, 243 mg sodium, 4 Points+

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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20 Comments:

sounds delish actually!
when i have the pizza craving, for me it is usually the flavors. i love TJ's marinara sauce, adding oregano & some chili!!

on August 18, 2014

How is that possible in points? Each ounce of cheese is 3 pts, =6 pp w/o bread. Splain, please???

on August 18, 2014

Great timing SG,I just got a load of fresh tomatoes, so this is a perfect and quick dinner idea. :-)

on August 18, 2014

Robi, it makes 2 servings. Each only has one ounce of cheese.

on August 18, 2014

I believe she means 2oz of a cheese of your choice, not every cheese listed in the recipe.

I am a pizza lover, partial to white pizza with spinach & onion. I like with a thin cruse or a wheat crust.
Tomato gives me hives do you have a variation for white pizza?

on August 18, 2014

World Market (and possibly other places) sells a good whole wheat, thin pizza crust that comes in the size of a "personal" pizza. I like using it because it lets me focus on putting calories into my toppings instead of crust! Also, anything that gets me to eat a reasonable portion of pizza, instead of ordering a much bigger one for delivery, is a good thing.

on August 18, 2014

Spread our zero fat Roasted Red Pepper hommus on the pita as a sauce instead of no sauce. Even better!

on August 18, 2014

I have a seven year old boy, safe to say pizza is a regular in my house. I make toaster oven pizzas out of pita bread. One whole grain pita, about a tablespoon of sauce, sprinkle of cheese and whatever veggies are on hand. Baking in the toaster oven means you can keep them kind of chewy or make them crunchy according to preference.

on August 18, 2014

We all know English muffins, bagel thins, etc hold up in the oven, but has anyone tried using Flatout Light Flatbread (2 pts Ww) as a pizza crust substitute? It's similar to lavash, and I'm wondering if it crisps in the oven or gets soggy from the veggies. Maybe I'll experiment sometime - it'd only be 3 pts for an entire flatbread with veggies and string cheese or reduced fat shredded cheese. =)

on August 18, 2014

Check out Mama Mary's thin whole wheat crust from grocery store--large family size or personal size (3 to package). And get creative with your toppings--our favorite from a pizzeria in San Diego includes black olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and clams!

on August 18, 2014

OK, it is 12:00 noon where I am. I just read this recipe and now am soooooo hungry!
Great idea Snack Girl!

on August 18, 2014

Just a guess, but I don't think Domino's will appreciate being called "crappy"

on August 18, 2014

Thanks, Lisa. These look yummy. FYI, I've combined your mushroom pizzas with your egg cups. I put a touch of sauce in the big mushroom cap along with a raw egg - bake 20-25 minutes. Very good. Sometimes use cheese, sometimes not. Thanks for your great ideas and inspiration.

on August 18, 2014

The picture reminds me of Matza Pizza, a favorite of my kids when they were growing up, during Passover.....

on August 18, 2014

No mozzarella cheese, no pepperoni, no pizza crust.
Hmmmm. No pizza.

on August 18, 2014

I love this idea, but you can also use a lot of other flat breads.
I make our pizza crust and it is really healthy and easy to make. Look up "no knead pizza crust". The gluten is almost completely broken down making it easier to digest.
Just mix the water, flour and yeast together well, put it in a bowl and leave it overnight. This way you don't have to knead the dough. Time and yeast will proof the dough. It can proof for up to 24 hours. I usually use mine in 14 hours. It is so light and airy. You can bake it as bread or flatten for pizza.
Bake in a really hot oven and you will have true pizza that no takeout can rival. Believe me, it is the best you will ever have.

on August 19, 2014

I've yet to try Lavash but it's definitely on my list. Please check out my blog for some healthy snack recipes. I'm loving all of yours!

on August 19, 2014

@ Yi - Hi Yi, I visited your blog and found some good ideas and recipes. We don't eat fat free foods anymore. We found foods with fat are more satisfying and healthier. Processes to make fat free foods are not healthy and many people don't use soy anymore.
But, I will just sub our full fat products in your recipes and I am sure they will be great! I just won't eat so many. : )
For those who want to see the recipes click on "Yi" under Yi's post.

on August 20, 2014

I love that you share WW points+ values. I do this one my own blog as well! therightmeal.blogspot.com.

on August 21, 2014

YUM! I find myself have pizza cravings a lot and I feel like these guys would curb the cravings and keep the guilt at bay!

on August 21, 2014


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