01 Mar Beet Pesto Pizza with Kale and Goat Cheese
1 lb gluten-free pizza dough
1 cup beet pesto
2 cups kale leaves, thinly sliced
1.5 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
2 oz goat cheese
For Beet Pesto
1 cup red beets, chopped and roasted (about 1 medium beet)
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, roasted
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash and scrub the beet and pat it dry. Chop it into 1/2″ cubes and place it on a sheet of foil. Wrap the chopped beet in foil, making a foil packet. Place the packet on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 50 minutes, or until beets are soft and juices are seeping out. Allow beets to cool completely.
Add all ingredients except for the oil to a food processor or blender and pulse several times.
Leaving the food processor (or blender) running, slowly add the olive oil until all ingredients are well combined. If the pesto is too thick for your blender to process, add a small amount of water until desired consistency is reached.
Prepare the beet pesto and the pizza dough.
Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F.
Dust gluten-free flour (or cornmeal) on a baking sheet and press or roll the dough to desired thickness.
Bake the dough for 5-7 minutes with no toppings.
Remove the crust from the oven and spread the beet pesto over it. Add the kale leaves, followed by the goat cheese and mozzarella. Note: the kale will cook down in the oven.
Bake pizza for 20-25 minutes or to desired crisp. Allow to cool.