Pita Pizza with Kale Pesto

Healthy and full of flavor, with homemade pesto, this is a simple and fun pizza. We use pita bread because it makes a very thin crispy crust.

2 cups mozzarella, shredded
2 whole pita bread, whole wheat, sliced in half horizontally
4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1 cup red bell peppers, chopped small
˝ onion, minced
3 small shallots, minced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced

5 cups, packed dinosaur kale, or regular kale, cleaned and blanched
˝ cup packed fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
˝ teaspoon sea salt

  • Blend all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender until it makes a smooth paste.
  • Spread pesto on pita halves, sprinkle with ˝ the cheese. Add mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes and remainder of cheese.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes.

Serves: 4

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Cabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

Angela K.
Angela Kabout a year ago

Thanks for sharing

M.N. J.
M.N. Jabout a year ago

Sounds delicious.

Also, you can freeze pesto to keep it handy for future dishes.

I hate cleaning the food processor so much I like to make double batches of whatever I'm processing if freezing is an option.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Pabout a year ago

Thank you

Carole R.
Carole Rabout a year ago


Naomi Dreyer
Naomi Dabout a year ago

Looks great. Have to try to see about taste.

Jim Ven
Jim Vabout a year ago

thanks for the article.

Daphne H.
Daphne Habout a year ago

Looks great

D.E.A. C.
D.E.A. Cabout a year ago

Nope...still kale, no matter what you add to the "pesto"...

Mari Lee Kozlowski
Past Member about a year ago

Looks pretty good, for a quick pizza.