Pesto Pizza

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High in fiber and bursting with classic Mediterranean flavors, this pizza is easy to prepare and great to share in good company.

Ingredients

Pesto

1 bunch basil, leaves removed

3 cloves garlic

¾ cup pine nuts, toasted

½ tsp salt

¼ cup light olive oil

water

 

 

 

Pizza

2 large wholemeal pizza bases

2 pints mini roma tomatoes, quartered

1 cup artichoke halves, quartered

1 tub fresh bocconcini, sliced

24 kalamata olives

Method

To make pesto, place basil, garlic, pine nuts and salt in a food processor. Process mixture while slowly pouring in the oil, then add enough water to make the pesto smooth.

Spread pizza bases with pesto.

Arrange tomatoes, artichokes, bocconcini and olives over pesto.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden.

Tips

For convenience, a ready-made pesto also works well with this recipe.

Erica Jones