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Broccoli and Rainbow Chard Pizza

February 6, 2011

So, we live in the ebola house right now. Through various sources, maybe daycare or my school or AAM’s commute on the metro or nature, several plagues descended on our house all at once.  Well, plagues and teething. I consider teething to be its own plague. Because of this, and the desire to not infect the world, we turned asocial the past two weeks. Tired of having to cancel on fun, we decide to bring fun to Casa Vegetarian Salmon. Last night? We did our old date night special, making pizza together. I highly recommend making your own pizza dough with a friend, partner, or your child, it is a fun experience. The toppings were inspired by our Green Grocer box; I am loving this cost saving delivery perk!

A Note about this Recipe– Pizza is meant to be an experiment. Feel free to throw any veggie on top, we used what we had around the house. However, if you choose these ingredients, feel free to throw feta and pine nuts on top. We didn’t have any but wow it would taste good. Also, the tomato sauce is a variation of my grandmother’s pasta sauce, except for a 2-1 ratio of tomatoes to paste for pizza sauce it is a 1-1 ration. I threw in the red pepper flakes for fun!

Broccoli and Rainbow Chard Pizza

  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 2 cups of rainbow chard chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced and divided
  • 3 tb olive oil divided
  • 3 cups of mozzarella (either shredded or sliced buffalo)
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pizza Dough (click to see the recipe here)

1. Preheat the oven to 435

2. Saute 3 cloves of minced garlic in the olive oil. Before garlic burns, throw in the tomatoes, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes. After bringing to a boil, simmer on low heat for an hour or more while you prepare the dough and pizza.

3. Lightly steam the broccoli (I did this in the microwave). It should still be crunchy, not soggy, since it will be cooked in the oven. Meanwhile in a saute pan, saute the rest of the minced garlic. Before it burns, add the chard. Cook it down, adding water if needed.

4. Roll out your dough. Sprinkle a little corn flour on the pizza stone, and lay the dough on top. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, then mozzarella,  the veggies, and then more mozzarella. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Then, enjoy!

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