I'm not sure my recipes would meet the 5 minute rule, but this one really doesn't take much longer and it tastes really good.
A few weeks back, Virginia posted a recipe for pizza dough for calzones. I wanted to make it but my oven is still broken. (MUST remember to call repairman. Ooops!)
I've been craving a spinach roll/calzone, so I decided to improvise.
Note: I could have just picked one up at the local pizza place, but this way I knew exactly what was going in - no extra fat and salt.
|I absolutely love this freeze-dried garlic!|
Step 1: gently steam fresh spinach with garlic. I also added in arugula.
Step 2: mix in some ricotta and stir til hot.
Step 3: add mozzarella (or your favorite Italian cheese blend)
Step 4: stuff it into a pita or sandwich pocket (or if you want the cheese all nice and crispy, do like I did and break it open, then spoon the spinach mix on top and stick under the broiler for a bit.
|It looks a little runny here, but it all crisped up nicely!|
Only thing left to do now is enjoy!
And while you're munching, you can read why it's all so good for you.
Spinach a/k/a(Popeye knew what he was doing!)
5 Things you Need to Know about Arugula - it's not just like any other green!
11 Proven Health Benefits of Garlic
And then there's the cheese. I'll go with the description Livestrong uses: It is quite fattening and high in calories; however, it has much nutritional value from the vitamins and minerals it contains.
It's also really good!
Okay - let's just say we get calcium from the cheese and not look too closely.