Pea & Pesto Pizza

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Pea & Pesto Pizza

Friday night pizza was a staple in our house in my pre-diabetes days. IT took a rest for quite a while until I discovered my favourite Low Carb pizza bases using cauliflower and almond meal.

While my Irishman is a staunch pizza traditionalist, he’s happy eating my Cauliflower ‘Pizza’ creations. Even something like this which has a very un-traditional sauce of pesto.

He said to tell you this one should be called ‘Pea-zza’. Dad joke warning!

This pizza is still lovely with a regular pizza base so don’t feel like you need to go low carb to enjoy it! And a big shout out to the lovely Andrea Bemis from Dishing Up the Dirt for inspiring this tasty (not-so-authentic) topping combo.

enough for 2
takes 30 minutes

1 large pizza base
200g (1 cup) pesto
1-2 handfuls frozen peas
2 handfuls bocconcini or mozzarella, torn.
baby spinach leaves, to serve
squeeze lemon, to serve

1. Preheat your oven to 200C (400F).

2. If using a regular pizza base, roll out and cook for 5 minutes. If using a cauliflower / broccoli base no need to pre-cook.

3. Spread pesto over you base. If the pesto is very stiff, stir in a little olive oil to make it more spreadable. Scatter over frozen peas (don’t worry about defrosting) and cheese.

4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and the pizza is cooked through.

5. Slice into wedges and top with baby spinach and a squeeze lemon before serving.

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WINE MATCH: A crisp dry white like a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling.

Variations & Substitutions

carnivore – add chopped bacon or salami with the peas or serve draped with prosciutto.

crunchy – scatter over pine nuts before baking.

dairy-free – use a dairy-free pesto and top with pinenuts instead of the cheese on top.

regular pizza base – see my favourite recipe here.

cauliflower pizza baserecipe here. Good with broccoli subbed for the cauli (even Finbarello enjoyed it!).

gluten-free / paleo / low carb – use my cauli pizza base.

Prepare Ahead

Best when hot from the oven. However leftovers are super tasty hot or cold. And I did reheat it for dinner the other day after my photo shoot. Was surprised how good it tasted.

Pea & Pesto Pizza

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