Kale Pesto Pizza

Kale Pesto Pizza
Kale Pesto Pizza
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This kale pesto pizza recipe is a perfect weeknight meal! Kale lovers will appreciate the crispy kale on top, too. You can change up the toppings if you’d prefer, though! Recipe yields one large, 12-inch pizza or two smaller, 9-inch pizzas.

    Ingredients

    • 1 batch easy whole wheat pizza dough or 1 pound store-bought pizza dough (I used Trader Joe’s)
    • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese
    • 1 cup lightly packed kale, chopped into small, bite-sized pieces
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • Optional garnishes: red pepper flakes
    • 3 cups packed kale, preferably the Tuscan/lacinato variety, thick ribs removed and roughly chopped (about 1 small bunch)
    • ¾ cup pecans or walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
    • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, depending on their size
    • ¾ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • ½ cup olive oil

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 178 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 17.52%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 32.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 37 mg 12.24%
    • Sodium: 385 mg 16.06%
    • Calcium: 405 mg 40.45%
    • Potassium: 74 mg 2.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.67%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 4 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 9.56%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 2.12%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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