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Middle Eastern Pizza

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  1. 1 teaspoons - salt
  2. 1 teaspoons - freshly ground black pepper
  3. 1 teaspoons - ground cumin
  4. 4 cloves - garlic minced
  5. 1 - large red onion sliced
  6. 1 - medium yellow onion coarsely chopped
  7. 1 pounds - pizza dough rested at room temp. for 1 hour
  8. 1 - medium eggplant cubed
  9. 1/2 teaspoons - garlic powder
  10. 1/4 tablespoons - sumac
  11. 1 cans - 32 oz. San Marzano tomatoes diced
  12. 1 pounds - fresh buffalo mozzarella shredded
  13. 1/2 cups - pitted kalamata olives roughly chopped
  14. 1/2 cups - oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped
  15. 1 1/2 cups - French feta cheese crumbled
  16. 1 - medium bunch fresh mint chopped


For the Sauce:
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic powder, sumac and tomatoes and cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

For the pizza:
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Drizzle a rimmed baking sheet with 2 tablespoons olive oil and stretch the pizza dough to generally fill the pan. Brush the dough with olive oil and bake until just golden, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the eggplant and cumin, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the eggplant is tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Top the pizza crust with 1 cup sauce, the mozzarella, eggplant mixture, caramelized onion, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and feta.

Return to the oven and cook until the cheese melts and the crust is golden brown, 15 to 20 more minutes, brushing the crust with olive oil halfway through.

Remove the pizza from the oven and brush the crust with olive oil again. Top the pizza with the mint.


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