Source: "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" from the American Diabetes Association and CanolaInfo | Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart

Basil Focaccia Wedges

These healthy mini-pizzas will inspire children to eat vegetables! The canola oil browns the vegetables, brings out their rich flavors, and gives the dough a crispy crust.

Basil Focaccia Wedges


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil, divided 20 mL
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 125 mL
  • 1/2 pkg (8 oz/225 g) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package (13.8 oz/ 391 g) focaccia-style, refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes 1 mL
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 125 mL
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, cut into 12 rounds total
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz/55 g) shredded part-skim mozzarella 125 mL
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 30 mL
  • 16 pitted kalamata olives, chopped


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). In large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil. Add bell pepper and onions; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook 2 minutes, using two utensils to stir easily. Add garlic, cook 15 seconds and set aside.
  • 2. On baking sheet, drizzle remaining 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) canola oil. Use fingertips to spread oil evenly. Unroll dough onto baking sheet and shape into 11 x 8 inch rectangle. Top dough with pepper flakes and mushroom mixture, spooning as close to edges as possible. Top with basil and arrange tomatoes in 12 even sections.
  • 3. Bake 12 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella. Bake 6 more minutes or until deep golden on edges. Top with Parmesan and sprinkle evenly with olives. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • 4. When serving, cut into 12 squares, and then cut each square in half diagonally to make 24 pieces total.
  • Tip: Using the prongs of a fork helps distribute vegetables evenly on top of uncooked dough. A pizza cutter allows for easier slicing of wedges.


12 servings

serving size

2 pieces

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat4.5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Carbohydrates18 g
Fiber1 g
Protein5 g
Sodium320 mg