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Cubano Naan Pizza

Cuban Mini Naan Pizza

A couple of weeks ago my little brother challenged me to make a Latin dish for the blog. I can definitely do Mexican/Tex-Mex but usually go out to get Latin. I almost did a twist on a Cuban sandwich until I saw a packet of mini naans and prepared pork carnitas at Costco...in basically the same section. I've been wanting to do a naan pizza since I started Mom Under Pressure so low and behold these Cubano Naan Pizzas have made it onto the blog! I figured since I was using so many store-bought ingredients that I would make something special to top these suckers. I've never made pickles, but I've definitely pickled veggies so did that, and then I wasn't happy with just spreading mustard over flatbread and calling it a day. I LOVE chimichurri so had my lovely Sous Chef Sushil make me a batch, and mixed it with mustard to give it a taste. First thoughts...pretty tangy and I wouldn't use this on its own, but let's see how it does on the naan. I tested out some pizzas using all of the ingredients and YUM!!!! The tanginess played really well with the cheeses and savory pork. The pickles aren't crazy sweet and give these pizzas a nice textural contrast. 

Everything tasted pretty darn amazing together. PHEW! How fun to be able to use seasoned pork that you would typically put inside a tortilla on naan?! The Del Real packet from Costco contains 2 packets so the other half of the pork was used to make enchiladas....just in case you were wondering ;)

Ingredients

Naan Pizza

  • 8 mini naans
  • 7 oz prepared pork carnitas or al pastor (I used Del Real Foods from Costco)
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded (or 6-7 slices)
  • 3-4 tbsp mustard (Dijon or classic yellow)
  • 1/2-3/4 cup prepared chimichurri, see recipe

Homemade Pickles

  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1.5 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp kosher or pickling salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp dill (1 large sprig)

 

Homemade Pickles

To make pickles place all ingredients in a large mason jar, and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make flatbread pizzas arrange mini naans on a baking sheet. Mix together half of the chimichurri and half of the mustard. Give it a taste, and adjust with more chimichurri or mustard depending on your preference.  Spread a tablespoon or two on each naan. Top with mozzarella, swiss cheese, and pork.  Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until cheese is melted and edges of naan are golden brown. Remove and top with drained pickles and onions. Garnish with jalapeno or crushed red pepper flakes, and cilantro if desired.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make flatbread pizzas arrange mini naans on a baking sheet. Mix together half of the chimichurri and half of the mustard. Give it a taste, and adjust with more chimichurri or mustard depending on your preference.  Spread a tablespoon or two on each naan. Top with mozzarella, swiss cheese, and pork.  Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until cheese is melted and edges of naan are golden brown. Remove and top with drained pickles and onions. Garnish with jalapeno or crushed red pepper flakes, and cilantro if desired.

Cuban Pork Pizza