Mediterranean Puff Pastry

My love of Mediterranean food does not cease when I’m in college, nor does my affection for puff pastry. Some people might get intimidated by puff pastry and think it’s too fancy, but this is one of the easiest recipes to make in under 20 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 400. Just do it. You know you’re gonna make this.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pack frozen puff pastry sheets
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Greek olives
  • Feta cheese
  • A pinch of dried basil or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil

First things first, there are no measurements for most ingredients because it really depends on how much you like of each. There is no right or wrong, it’s up to you!

Not sure where to find frozen puff pastry? Any market will have them, just look in the frozen dessert/pie crust isle. IMG_6709One pack of pastry sheets will make about 12. Each sheet comes folded in three sections, so cut one section off and then cut that in half. This will leave you with two pieces ready to use.

IMG_6710Roll out the dough to give yourself more surface space to work with. After this, it becomes really easy.

Don’t leave the puff pastry out for too long because the butter in it will melt and will not become flaky when it cooks.

Put a small layer of shredded mozzarella on the bottom for a nice base that everything will stick to. Slice a red onion very thin and put a few pieces on top. I chopped my olives since there were pits, but if you like them whole and have them pitted, throw them on that way. Crumble some feta cheese on top, sprinkle a pinch of dried basil or oregano, and finish with a small drizzle of olive oil. This mix of ingredients is the perfect balance of salty, creamy and sweet.

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Once the oven is ready, bake for 15 minutes until edges become golden. When done, let cool for two minutes and finish with chopped tomatoes or on top of a green salad.

IMG_6698Hope you enjoy this play on greek flavors and please let us know what you think.

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