Last week, at our Radical Homemakers Reading Group, I shared my easy, 30 minute Kale Pita Pizza Recipe. Although I love to cook dinner for my family, there are some nights when dinner is best when its made in under 30 minutes. Rather than reverting back to my college days and making a frozen pizza, these kale pita pizzas are made from fresh ingredients and I promise - the whole family will love them.
I've made the receipe as a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE. for the picky toddlers, take the pureed route. Kids love dipping, so if you're open to a bit of a mess, let them dip in their own little dish of baba ganoush.
4 Whole wheat pitas
Mozzarella cheese – 2 cups
Feta or Ricotta Salata – ½ cup
Kale – 1 cup
Garlic – one clove
¼ cup finely diced onion
Cherry or Grape tomatoes – ½ cup cut in half, lengthwise
Prep time: 15 minutes.
Baba Ganoush – Locally, Olive Tree Café in Kahala has the BEST baba ganoush – but if you’re looking to make your own, its easy.
Preheat Oven to 350.
Rub pita with olive oil. Set aside.
Sautee garlic and onion in olive oil on medium heat until slightly browned. Add in kale and ricotta salata until kale is semi-wilted (2 minutes).
FOR KIDS: Once kale is sautéed, puree in blender. This way they won’t be able to pick out the kale chunks. Spread the kale puree on the pita as though it were pesto or pizza sauce. If your child is notoriously anti-greens, start with less.)
FOR ADULTS: Layer mozzarella cheese, kale/ricotta salata, and tomatoes on top of pita.
Bake for 20 minutes until browned.
Now a recipe usually ends with a pic of the finished product - but in this case - the product was too delicious to take a photo!