Mediterranean Pizza & Lentil Bell Pepper Salad [F&F]

Mediterranean Pizza & Lentil SaladI promise, I did make an effort to look for the lamb called for in the recipe this month for the Flatbread & Flavors baking group. My local grocery store flat out said they didn’t have it and a busy week kept me from looking for it anywhere else.

Lentil Bell Pepper Salad & Mediterranean PizzaAs I began to make the dough and what I thought was “filling,” I read and re-read until it finally dawned on me that the dough balls were being rolled out into small circles which would be topped with the meat & tomato mixture. Sound familiar? Yeah, once I realized I was making pizza I couldn’t fathom why there was no cheese “to hold it all on.” I did roll the dough out and “top it” but actually folded several over so they would be more like empanadas. That just worked better for me!

Lentil Bell Pepper Salad & Mediterranean PizzaBut the star of this meal, for me, was the delicious lentil salad. I have already made another version of it since! It was a wonderful salad but equally delicious heated up with some brown rice and topped with an Andean Hot Sauce, because that was the spice in my fridge.

Lachmanjan & Lentil and Sweet Pepper Salad were chosen by Tanna of My Kitchen in Half Cups for Flatbreads & Flavors.


Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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3 Responses

  1. Your photos show me you got the size of these little breads just perfect. Lentils are really high on my list too. I love that they are so healthy and take on so many flavors!
    Don’t obsess on the lamb, just good meat will do the trick with this I think.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I love the sound of those lentils (they’re beautiful!) and those little pizzas look equally delicious.

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