Spring Pesto Flatbread Pizza

By Liz | inspired by the seasons
April 19, 2016
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Author Notes: Those tender tops of the sugar snap pea plant are a welcome sign of the growing season ahead. I partnered these with spinach which is also available locally, the Spring version is called "frost kissed" which brings out it's sweetness. The crispy base is from the grilled naan bread. Next comes the layer of ricotta cheese flavored with lemon zest, the pea shoot and spinach pesto is the last layer that brings the essence of Spring to this recipe. This has been adapted from a recipe from goop.comLiz | inspired by the seasons

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min

Ingredients

For the Pesto

  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach, any large stems removed
  • 1/2 cup Pea Shoots, stems and leaves
  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • 2 Green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Manchego or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil

Ricotta layer & Grilled Flatbread

  • 3/4 cup Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 Flat Bread, approx. 12" in diameter

Directions

For the Pesto

  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil to a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal.
  2. Slowly add olive oil and process until smooth consistency is achieved

Ricotta layer & Grilled Flatbread

  1. In a small bowl whip ricotta cheese and lemon zest together with a hand mixer for 2 minutes
  2. Grill Flat bread for 3-4 minutes per side at a high heat.
  3. To assemble: Spread ricotta cheese on top of flat bread and follow with pesto. Use a pizza cutter to slice, serve immediately

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