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slice of Garden Fresh Ricotta Pizza

Garden Fresh Ricotta Pizzas

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x

Description

Support local farmers and enjoy this Garden Fresh Ricotta Pizza with seasonal summer produce.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pre-made whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 34 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (or 1/4 cup balsamic glaze)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a small pan, add olive oil over medium heat. Saute leeks and garlic until just beginning to crisp. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Divide pizza dough into four equal parts. Roll each out into about an 8-inch round. Place on baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and leeks & garlic mixture. Evenly spread on each rolled out pizza dough in an even layer.
  5. Evenly layer tomato and zucchini slices on top.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown and vegetables are tender.
  7. While the pizzas are baking, add balsamic vinegar to a shallow pan over low-medium heat. Let simmer, whisking occasionally, until reduced by half to create a balsamic glaze. Remove from heat and pour in a small dish. Let cool.
  8. When pizza is done, drizzle with the balsamic glaze and top with fresh basil.

Keywords: pizza, local, farmers market, vegetarian,

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