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Pesto Pizza and Moroccan Rainbow Salad

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Pesto Pizza and Moroccan Rainbow Salad

Loaded with colorful veggies, this pesto pizza and Moroccan rainbow salad add up to a perfect meal. Whether as a hearty lunch or a light dinner, this flavorful pairing should delight all family members. It’s kid-friendly and easy to pack up for a tasty school lunch. Enjoy!

Pesto Pizza

This vegetarian pizza recipe is easy to make. The feta and Kalamata olives really bring this pizza alive with flavor. We use marinara sauce and pesto, which combines the best of both worlds.

Ingredients

2 9-inch round pizza crusts, pre-made or homemade
⅔ cup marinara sauce of choice
cup pesto sauce, can buy pre-made or use your favorite homemade recipe
red onion, minced
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped small
⅔ cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and cubed
⅔ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and lightly chopped
cup feta, crumbled
cup Monterey jack, shredded
cup mozzarella, shredded

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place pizza crusts* on baking pan or pizza stone.
  • Right before baking, layer on top of crust in order: marinara sauce, pesto, onion, bell pepper, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, feta, jack and mozzarella.
  • Bake about 10 minutes, until browned. Watch carefully to avoid burning.

Serves: 4 to 6.

Cooking time: 45 minutes.

*Tip from the HeartMath Kitchen:

We like to use the Udi’s brand of pizza crusts. They are thin, crunchy and gluten-free. We prefer the thinner crusts, so the flavor of the toppings really comes through. You can find Udi’s at most natural foods stores or online.

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

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12:52AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Looks delicious :-)

5:36AM PST on Mar 2, 2014

Thanks.

8:45AM PST on Feb 27, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

1:29AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

Thank you :)

5:46AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Thank you

3:21AM PST on Feb 19, 2014

When would I ever make a salad to feed 6-8?

2:17AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

Thanks!

3:39AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Spam flagged too!

3:38AM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Ta

4:34PM PST on Feb 12, 2014

Yum.

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