Friday, June 24, 2011

Spinach pizza with sundried tomatoes

Spinach pesto topped with sundried tomatoes on a thin crust, what a killer combination!. A simple yet delicious recipe,low in fat and high in nutrition, don't know if the word pizza can get any healthier. The recipe is divided into two steps, first being the preparation of spinach pesto which can also be accompanied with pastas and sandwiches. The authentic recipe calls for pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, feel free to add or omit as per your liking.

Ingredients for spinach pesto

  • Frozen Spinach -2 cups Thawed
  • Part skim mozzarella cheese-2 tbs shredded
  • Walnuts-1/4 cup
  • Olive oil-2tsp
  • Dry Basil -2 tsp.(use fresh leafs if available )
  • Garlic -2 cloves
  • Salt and black pepper-adjust to taste

  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and make a fine paste.
  • Store in an airtight container and refrigerate .stays fresh up-to a week.
Ingredients for the pizza

  • Pizza dough -medium size (for a homemade low fat recipe click-pizza-dough-recipe)Ingredients for pizza
  • Spinach pesto-3-4 tbs
  • Sundried tomatoes -few for topping
  • Olive oil- 1 tsp for brushing the crust
  • Feta cheese or parmesan-2 tbsp
  • Preheat the oven on broil
  • Using a rolling pin roll out the dough thin enough to resemble a roti
  • Spread pesto on the base leaving half an inch gap along the corners,as shown here .
  • Arrange the tomatoes ,the brand I used here is Traders Joe's julienne style in olive oil .
  • Sprinkle cheese and bake on broil for the first 5 mins .
  • Bake on 350f for next 20 mins or until cheese is bubbly .
  • Pull out of the oven and brush the crust with olive oil .
  • Slice out and serve 
Reduce the calories further by using fat free feta cheese ,also these make perfect frozen dinner.hope you try out this recipe .

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