I have this habit of becoming fixated on an ingredient and trying to see how many things I can squash it into. Right now this ingredient is kale...which isn't such a bad thing given its amazing nutritional qualities!
First I made a kale salad with pomegranates and feta. Now I am putting it on pizza. Because putting pretty much anything on home made pizza dough, adding a few dollops of nutmeg-infused ricotta and a sprinkling of pine nuts and mozzarella is GONNA TASTE GREAT.
This pizza is super easy. As in it can be in the oven in a matter of MINUTES. #winning.
The flavors are subtle and mild. Unlike the 'extroverted' Ethiopian food I had on Sunday, this pizza is more of an 'introvert'...delicate and subtle. The kale is mild and sweet. The toasted pine nuts...is there any description needed? They are pine nuts. Aka: so yummy I would put them in my cereal if I could afford to. Finally, freshly ground nutmeg adds a whole new nutty dimension to the creamy awesomeness of the ricotta.
Do I need to keep going?
Kale, Pine Nut and Ricotta Pizza (Toppings for 1 pizza)
- 2 cups of kale, washed, dried and shredded into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp pine nuts
- 1/2 cup ricotta
- 1/2 a nutmeg, freshly grated (or around 1.5 tsp of ground nutmeg)
- 1 cup of grated mozzarella
- pizza dough for one large pizza (12 inches)
On the pizza dough, distribute the kale evenly. Mix together the nutmeg and ricotta. Add small dollops of the ricotta all over the pizza. Sprinkle with pine nuts and mozzarella.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is golden.
*Note: I used Wolfgang Puck's pizza dough recipe, although it makes two large pizzas!