Pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
1 bag fresh spinach leaves
2-15oz cans artichoke hearts
6oz feta cheese
15oz bag mozzarella cheese
1 block Parmesan cheese
1 jar basil pesto sauce or 1 batch homemade basil pesto
Roll out your dough to size on a freshly floured surface. Spread a layer of pesto across the pizza, then top with a layer of fresh spinach followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle on your artichoke hearts and feta cheese. Finally, garnish with some freshly grated Parmesan and dry Italian seasoning to taste. Bake a 375 F for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Let cool before eating, unless you want to burn the roof of your mouth!
Spinach Basil Pesto Sauce
4 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt, Pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Leftover pesto can be placed in ice cube trays and frozen for later!
Though I'm not a big pizza eater, when I do have some I prefer to make it from scratch with quality ingredients. Homemade pesto sauce is especially easy to create and store for later!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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