Inspired by my love of Mediterranean flavors and all of the delicious food I had in Greece, this healthy greek salad flatbread is bursting with flavor and freshness and easy to make for a nutritious lunch or dinner!
Ever since traveling to Greece last year, I just can’t get enough of the delicious fresh flavors of Greece — the freshest tomatoes, salty Kalamata olives and capers, fragrant dill, and smooth olive oil. These fresh flavors inspired this greek salad pizza recipe that I’m excited for you to make!
What is a Greek Flatbread Pizza?
This Greek flatbread pizza is the best of both worlds — salad and pizza! Essentially it’s a salad on top of a pizza which is hard to beat in my opinion.
The freshness of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion and feta cheese paired with the crunch of pizza crust is a salad pizza recipe I have yet to get sick of — we usually make this once a week!
How to Make a Healthy Flatbread Recipe
As a dietitian, I’m passionate about incorporating nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into fun, crave worthy recipes that jazz up your food life and make you feel good. This Greek flatbread recipe does just that and I’d say a recipe cannot get more colorful than this one!
What Sauce Do You Use for Greek Pizza?
Homemade tzatziki is the sauce on this pizza that elevates the flavor and freshness of each bite. And I promise, once you start making your own tzatziki at home there’s no going back to store bought.
It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients (plain greek yogurt, cucumber, fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper) and is a great high-protein dip to pair with veggies or crackers for any occasion.
The Flavors of Greek Salad
The Greeks got it right when they paired tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, (and green pepper) with olive oil and feta cheese. To me it’s the ultimate summer salad that’s nutritious to boot thanks to the healthy fat in the olives and olive and wide variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in all of the veggies.
What Inspired this Greek Salad Pizza
Pizza dough is always on my grocery list because you can put so many different toppings on it aside from the traditional pizza toppings. My husband and I love to get creative and push the limits when it comes to “what to put on a flatbread?” which is exactly how this combination was born!
The food I had in Greece was some of the best food I’ve ever had in my life so this Greek salad pizza always makes me think of how much fun I had on that trip. Traveling always inspires me back home in my own kitchen and has such a positive impact on our relationship with food — I love remaking recipes I’ve had abroad.
Ingredients for Greek Salad Flatbread
- Store Bought Pizza Dough — grab store-bought pizza crust for this recipe, or you could definitely also make this pizza on pita bread or naan.
- Cherry Tomatoes — I like to use a variety of red, orange and yellow cherry tomatoes to make this recipe extra colorful.
- Persian Cucumbers — I like snacking on and using these smaller, more crunchy cucumbers in this recipe.
- Kalamata Olives — look for pitted Kalamata olives for this recipe.
- Red Onion — I love the spicy crunch red onion gives Greek salads. If you prefer to have your red onion a bit milder, soak slices in cold water.
- Fresh Dill — if you can’t get fresh dill, opt for dried.
- Feta Cheese — it’s not a Greek salad without feta cheese! I opt for a Costco-sized block in brine to cut chunks off as needed.
- Plain Greek Yogurt — I like to use siggi’s or Fage 2% plain yogurt for homemade tzatziki.
- Lemon — fresh lemon brightens up the homemade tzatziki.
- Fresh Mint — fresh mint and fresh dill add so much flavor to this recipe.
- Fresh Garlic – fresh garlic gives the homemade tzatziki extra flavor and ties all the flavors together.
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil — get out your high-quality EVOO for this recipe!
- Salt + Pepper
equipment / utensils
Pizza Dough Vs. Pita
I used store-bought pizza dough for this recipe ( I love the one from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods) but you could totally make this using pita bread or naan bread as the base for a quicker version.
You could also use pita bread to make this flatbread into more of a wrap which would be even more similar to how they make delicious gyros pitas in Greece!
Is Greek flatbread the same as pita bread?
These two are similar, but different in that pita bread is leavened and flatbread usually isn’t. This is what makes it have a bit more of a flat texture than pita bread.
Video of How to Make this Salad Pizza Recipe
Healthy Greek Salad Flatbread
- 1 baking sheet
- 1 grater
- 1 cutting board
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- 1 small/medium cucumber, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. salt
Greek Salad Pizza
- 8 oz. pizza dough
- 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, divided
- 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved
- 2 Persian cucumbers, quartered
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, halved
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Remove pizza dough from packaging place in a small bowl and cover with a dish towel and bring to room temperature for at least 20 minutes before baking.
- Start by making the tzatziki. Grate cucumbers and squeeze off excess liquid using a paper towel or cheese cloth. Combine yogurt, shredded cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill and salt and pepper. Stir together until well combined and refrigerate.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- On a baking sheet spread out the dough until uniform in thickness. Sprinkle with garlic powder and 1 tbsp. olive oil. Pre-bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2 tbsp. crumbled feta and 1 tbsp. dill. Bake for 7-8 additional minutes until the edges of the crust are lightly golden.
- While the pizza is baking make the greek salad by combing the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and olives together in a bowl topped with salt and pepper, and the remaining olive oil and fresh dill.
- Top pizza crust with the Greek salad and dollops of tzatziki and a drizzle of olive oil plus more fresh dill if desired. Enjoy immediately!
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