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Greeky Pizza with Red Blend Wine

Course five of my food and wine pairing dinner was a simple-to-make yet complex-in-flavor pizza paired with Project Paso 2010 Red Wine Blend. The original recipe suggested the use of tortillas as a pizza base, which creates a thin, crispy crust that bakes in seemingly seconds. Since this was a course I felt would be better served fresh, instead of prepared ahead of time, I loved the idea of quickly assembling a few ingredients on top of tortillas. However, course six was a steak wrap and I didn’t want to use tortillas for two dishes in a row. I browsed my local market and settled on Naan as my base. Naan is a flatbread that can be found plain or in a variety of flavors. It is thicker than a tortilla so it makes a slightly more chewy crust.

Topped with smoked mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and caraway seed this pizza came together quickly, baked for just a few minutes, and provided bold and hearty flavors to compliment the slightly sweet red blend wine. I actually have made this pizza for myself twice since the party and eaten the entire thing in one sitting! In my defense, naan isn’t very big.

This wine was the second favorite of the night. Slightly sweet with notes of ripe red berries and hints of baking spices Project Paso Red Blend was a nice compliment to the tart tomatoes and salty brined kalamata olives. Interestingly, everyone agreed that the red label was a great artistic choice and increased their likelihood to pick up the wine in the first place. This is a wine I would purchase again to enjoy with dishes like simple pizza or pasta with a meaty sauce or even to enjoy on it’s own.

Greeky Naan Pizza
Makes Eight Appetizer Servings

2 Pieces Naan bread (I prefer plain or roasted garlic)
1 Cup Grated Smoked Mozzarella Cheese
8 Sun-Dried Tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives, sliced in half
1 Teaspoon Caraway Seed

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Spread cheese evenly on each piece of Naan
3. Top with tomatoes and olives
4. Sprinkle with caraway seed
5. Bake in oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes
6. Slice each pizza into eight pieces

You can also place this under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbly. Just be sure to watch it closely! It will only need 2-3 minutes.

This is not a sponsored post. I received these wines for free, but I am not being compensated for using them or writing about them. I am not affiliated with Don & Sons or Balzac Communications. All opinions expressed on Daisy At Home are my own and were not formed by any person, company, or being other than my own tastebuds and brain.

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