It’s Friday!! Let the weekend begin! Are you hosting friends or family this weekend? Or are you bringing food to a potluck? I have the perfect appetizer recipe for you! You can throw it together in just a few short minutes. It also makes a tasty lighter meal with some salad on the side. Check the recipe at the end of this post, for the instructions on how to make these tasty, Mini Pizza Buns.
Is it just me, or do you also crave greasy food when you’re cold? In past summers, I have worked at The Salad Bowl Greenhouses’ garden stand. On a side note, if you haven’t visited this local garden stand yet, make sure to do so next year (I’m talking to you Winnipegers!). They sell beautiful plants, and the owners are the kindest people, and such a joy to work for.
Back to my story. At the garden stand we’re open through sunshine and rain. The awesome and awful part about this job is, that there is an ice cream shop and a Salisbury restaurant right close to it. On hot days, all I wanted to do was buy ice cream to cool off (and our boss definitely spoiled us with some cold treats sometimes). On cold days, however, when we would sit wrapped up in our blankets, sipping at our hot tea, all I wanted was Salisbury’s greasy yam fries.
For years the employees at the garden stand have used the washroom at Salisbury, as the garden stand doesn’t have one. So, on cold days, I would always go and warm up my hands and face with the hand dryer in the washroom. Of course, that just made matters worse, as I would walk by all the people sitting with delicious, greasy food in their hands. On occasion, my co-worker and I would cave into our temptations and indulge in a platter of greasy yam fries.
We are having a cold and cloudy fall day in Winnipeg today. Mini Pizza Buns anyone? I hope you try this recipe. Do you have any quick, go-to recipes? Please do share!
Cheers to a fun weekend! -Erika
- 3 whole-wheat buns, cut in half
- 6 Tbsp. pizza sauce
- 12 slices peppered salami
- Grated mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
- Basil (dried and fresh)
- Spread one tablespoon of pizza sauce on all six buns.
- Top each with two slices of peppered salami.
- Add grated mozzarella cheese to taste, then drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.
- Add dried basil and pepper to taste.
- Bake in toaster oven (or any other oven) at 400 degrees, until cheese is melted, and crust is golden brown.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves.