Broccoli is going out with a bang this week! If you are cooking your recipes in sync with me, you are likely up to your ears in broccoli and today is no exception. Today I am sharing a pizza with a crust made from… you guessed it, Broccoli! Yes, I know this is slightly unorthodox, but hear me out. Remember when rice cauliflower was all the rage, well now you can also buy riced broccoli! So great, I know! Well that got me thinking, if you can make cauliflower crust pizza, why not make broccoli crust pizza. And so… I did.
So to stick with a green pizza theme, I decided to only top this pizza with green things! This is where an arugula pesto, baby broccoli, zucchini ribbons, and more arugula comes into play. And because I am not completely insane, there is plenty of cheese too! now, that would just be downright crazy!
Super Greens Pizza
Greens on greens on greens.
For the crust:
- 2 cups riced Broccoli
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 egg beaten
For the pesto:
- 1 cup arugula
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
For the pizza toppings:
- 2 oz fresh mozzarella balls
- 1/2 cup baby broccoli
- 1/2 cup zucchini spiralized
- 1 cup arugula
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rice broccoli (or better yet buy riced broccoli)
Put the broccoli in the microwave for 8 minutes
Add the garlic,1/2 a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and egg into a bowl. Mix well.
Pour the broccoli mixture onto the parchment paper. Use the back of a wooden spoon to evenly spread our the mixture into a circle.
Bake the broccoli crust in the oven for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the pesto. Add the arugula, sunflower seeds, Parmesan, and olive oil to a food processor. Pulse until well combined.
Next, in a small sauce pan add a tsp of olive oil, broccoli, and spiralized zucchini. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
When the crust is done, spread the pesto on broccoli crust. Top the mozzarella balls on the crust and then add the broccoli and zucchini.
Add the pizza back into the oven for 5 minutes.
Take out the pizza and top with fresh arugula.
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