Broccoli rabe and chick-pea pita pizzas

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Garlic cloves; sliced thin
¼ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
1 can (19-ounce) chick-peas; rinsed and drained
½ cup Water
1 large Bunch broccoli rabe; coarse and hollow stems discarded and the rest chopped, (about 9 cups)
½ teaspoon Dried hot red pepper flakes
3 \N 6-inch pita loaves; halved horizontally to form 6 rounds
½ cup Freshly grated Parmesan cheese; (about 2 ounces)

Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large heavy skillet cook garlic in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until pale golden. Transfer garlic and 1 tablespoon oil to a food processor. Add chick-peas, ¼ cup water, and salt and pepper to taste and blend mixture until smooth.

Heat oil remaining in skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and cook broccoli rabe, turning it with tongs, until wilted. Add remaining ¼ cup water and pepper flakes and simmer, covered partially, until broccoli rabe is crisp-tender and almost all liquid is evaporated, about 2 minutes.

Spread rough sides of pita with chick-pea purée and top with broccoli rabe and Parmesan.

Arrange pita pizzas on a large baking sheet and bake in middle of oven 10 minutes, or until edges are golden.

Serves 6 as an entrée or 10 to 12 as an hors d'oeuvre.

Gourmet December 1994

Posted to recipelu-digest by Sandy <sandysno@...> on Mar 05, 1998

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