Fresh Kale Pesto Pizza


Fresh Kale Pesto Pizza

Pizza dough (store bought or my prepared dough recipe HERE)

10 oz chopped kale (cleaned & deveined)

1/2 cup olive oil plus more

40 almonds - preferably slivered but any kind work

4 garlic cloves

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 tsp each S&P

1 cup fresh buffalo mozzarella - chopped OR 1 cup grated pizza cheese of some kind

1/2 cup pizza sauce (optional)

chopped fresh basil or parsley as garnish (optional)


Submerge the kale in boiling water for ten minutes & drain.  Squeeze out excess water.

I had whole almonds so I put them in a sandwich baggy & smashed them with a pepper mill.  Slivered or sliced almonds will not require this step.  Toast the almonds in a dry frying pan over high heat - stirring constantly - for about 5 minutes or until they get fragrant & start to brown.  Be careful not to burn them.  Remove from heat.

In a food processor - blend all the ingredients until smooth.  Add more olive oil as necessary to get a creamy texture.

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 450.  Be sure it has reached 450 before putting your pizza in.

Prepare your pizza pan with cooking spray or wipe it with olive oil.  Roll out the dough, put it on the pan.  Top with pizza sauce (if using) then with a thin layer of the kale pesto.  Top with cheese.  Put in oven & bake for 10 minutes of so - or until the crust is brown & the cheese is melted & bubbling.  Top with basil or parsley (if using).

Open a box of wine & enjoy!