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Kale Garlic Scape Pizza

July 6, 2013
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Kale Garlic Scape Pizza

If you’re a regular reader of Dough, you’ll have probably realized that I really like pizza (almost as much as burritos!!) In yet another effort to use up the overwhelming amount of greens from our CSA, we made a kale pizza. I’ve heard all the praises about kale pizza (the crunchiness! the relative healthiness!) but this was my first try. The four different cheeses on this version certainly limited the relative healthiness! claim, but it was also a use up the cheese bin effort, and it made it pretty delicious.

Kale and Garlic Scape Pizza

1 pizza dough recipe (this one is still my fave)

1/2 bunch of kale, cut into ribbons
2 garlic scapes, chopped into rounds
1-2 tbsp pine nuts
1/3 cup ricotta
1/3 cup mozzarella
grated parmesan cheese
*grated dutch gouda was my fourth cheese, but it isn’t necessary
2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 or as high as it will go. Roll out pizza dough and brush with olive oil, paying special attention to the edges. Sprinkle grated parmesan (and any other cheese you’re trying to use up) in a thin layer on the dough – complete coverage isn’t necessary. Spread kale ribbons and garlic scapes evenly, adding more kale if needed (remembering that it will cook down in the oven).

Fig Avocado SaladCombine ricotta and mozzarella in a bowl. Place small dollops of mixture on top of the kale bed, evenly spread. Sprinkle pine nuts over the pizza.

Bake for as little as 5 minutes, up to 8-10 minutes, watching very carefully to ensure it doesn’t burn around the edges. The kale will crisp, the ricotta mixture will melt and spread delightfully, and the garlic scapes and pine nuts will add little exciting moments of flavour.

We served this with a fig avocado salad, in a toned down version of Summer Salad with Fruits from earlier in the week.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 8, 2013 7:17 pm

    Can you give me info about your CSA boxes?

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