Peach Walnut Crisp

Peach Walnut Crisp is a simple summer dessert recipe, full of juicy peaches and a thick walnut crumb topping that everyone will love. Peach Walnut Crisp via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenDuring the summer months, I love desserts that incorporate fresh produce. Pie is one of my favorite desserts, but my favorite parts are the middle and the crumble on top. Making a fruit crisp is the answer for me!

What’s the Difference Between a Cobbler, Crumble, and Crisp?

Crumbles and crisps are very similar, with the name crumble originating from England. They both contain fresh fruit with a streusel-like topping that gets baked until the fruit is cooked. The original difference between the two lay in the streusel topping: crisps would contain oats and crumbles would not. (source)

 

Peaches are starting to take over the produce department and as I was eating the juiciest peach on my way home from work and dripping peach juice down my arms and all over my car (not the smartest snack choice for the car) when I came up with this recipe idea.
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Peaches may be the seasonal featured ingredient of this recipe, but paired with this amazing thick walnut crisp topping, walnuts are the true star. Walnuts are a delicious and versatile ingredient that is the perfect complement to other whole foods for nutritious, tasty recipes.

Did you know?
Unique among nuts, walnuts contain the highest amount of ALA.

 

What is ALA?
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), is the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid, required by the human body. As one of the best plant food sources of omega-3s, a one-ounce serving of walnuts provides 2.5 grams of ALA. A growing body of scientific evidence is beginning to uncover a variety of benefits that ALA/omega-3s may provide to our bodies. While most nuts contain monounsaturated fats, only walnuts are comprised primarily of polyunsaturated fat (13 grams out of 18 grams total fat). Dietary guidelines recommend that people keep total fat intake between 20 to 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Walnuts provide important components of a healthy diet – an ounce of walnuts has 2.5 grams of the essential plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber to keep you feeling full.
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I get a lot of questions of how to store nuts in your home kitchen. I turned to the California Walnut Commission to get the most accurate answers from walnut experts!

You can maintain the fresh taste of California walnuts by keeping them cold. Walnuts go rancid when exposed to warm temperatures for long periods of time. Heat causes the fat in walnuts to change the structure, which creates off odors and flavors. Fresh walnuts smell mildly nutty and taste sweet. If your walnuts smell like paint thinner, you know they’re rancid. And if they’re rancid, you should throw them away!

When you bring walnuts home from the store, the best place to store them is in your refrigerator or freezer, depending on when you’re going to use them. If you’re going to use the walnuts right away, place them in your refrigerator. If you’ll be storing them for a month or longer, store them in your freezer. If you buy walnuts in sealed packaging, you can store the walnuts in their original packaging. Once you open the bag, transfer the walnuts to an airtight container to maintain freshness. If you buy bulk walnuts, either in-shell or shelled, place the walnuts in an airtight container for long-term cold storage.
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Peach walnut crisp in a baking dish and white bowl

Peach Walnut Crisp

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Enjoy this Peach Walnut Crisp for a sweet (and healthy) treat!


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Ingredients

  • 4 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (not melted)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss peach slices with arrowroot and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until evenly coated. Pour in an even layer at the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, combine the rolled oats, walnuts, oat flour, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Mix in the maple syrup and coconut oil. Knead with the back of a fork or finger to create a crumb-like texture. Evenly layer on top of the peach slices in the baking dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until crumble is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes on a cooling rack. This will allow the peach mixture set.

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Chickpea Walnut Sandwich

Get out of your lunchtime rut and make packing lunches more exciting with this Chickpea Walnut Sandwich. 

half of a chickpea walnut sandwich on a cutting board

Ever get in a lunch rut? Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch? Are packable noontime options dwindling? Surely you’ve met the ‘What shall I pack for lunch?” question.

sandwich on rye bread with an apple

I always pack my lunch for the next day the night before. If not, I’m typically running out the door and a Siggi’s yogurt, KIND bar, and a piece of fruit are just tossed in my bag on my way out. I don’t mind those “snacky” kind of lunches once in a while, but I’d prefer more of a meal kind of lunch.

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Plant-Based Proteins:

This chickpea walnut sandwich is a plant-based tuna/chicken salad makeover. I always try and make sure protein is present at lunchtime to help keep me full through the afternoon. Chickpeas are the perfect pulse for this recipe because the firm texture holds its shape. The addition of the walnuts is key for the crunch factor, while also providing heart-healthy fats.

vegetarian sandwich on a cutting board

Greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayonnaise to trim back on saturated fat and replace it with a boost of protein and calcium instead.

Add to a sandwich, top on a salad, or dip with crackers – this chickpea walnut mixture is versatile to get you out of your lunchtime rut.

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Chickpea Walnut Sandwich

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: sandwich

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
  • (Optional) Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion

Instructions

  1. Add chickpeas to a bowl and lightly mash with a fork. (Not too much. We aren’t making hummus!) Add walnuts, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, honey, and scallions and mix together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Add a desired amount of the chickpea mixture to the bread and add desired toppings. Top with the other slice of bread.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker.

Keywords: sandwich, vegetarian, plant-based

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I’ve bought the pre-made pizza dough in the refrigerated section of the grocery when I wanted to make pizza at home, but it always becomes tough when rolled out leaving a thin, dense crust.

I enjoy baking, but I admit not the best baker, mainly because I don’t like measuring precisely and also I’m not patient. Like waiting for the dough to rise, I was tempted to keep sneaking a look to check the progress. Plus, baking with yeast can be tricky.
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I recently made two batches and my family came over and we all made our own personal pizzas. It’s a fun meal to get everyone involved.

What is your favorite pizza topping?

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Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 2 pounds dough (for 1 large pizza) 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packets active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Pour warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms. Start with a whisk, when you will need to need to stir with a spatula once dough starts to come together.
  3. Transfer dough to another bowl, coated with cooking spray. Cover bowl with a warm damp towel and set aside in a warm place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, punch dough down, and gently knead 1 or 2 times before using.
  5. Roll out and top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

For best pizza results, bake in the oven at 500 degrees F on a baking stone.

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Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread

Have your house smell like the holiday season when you bake this Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread. Bake loaves as holiday gifts that your friends and family will love and they won’t even know it’s lightened up!
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White Whole Wheat Flour:

The look of this recipe may be deceiving when I tell you I used a whole wheat flour. Hmmm.. shouldn’t it be browner? Enter – White WholeWheat Flour. Sounds like a contradiction, right?

White wheat is a different type of wheat that has no major genes for bran color (unlike traditional “red” wheat which has one to three bran color genes). An easy way to think of it is as a sort of albino wheat. The bran of white wheat is not only lighter in color but it’s also milder in flavor, making whole white wheat more appealing to many people accustomed to the taste of refined flour.

The term “white flour” has often been used to mean “refined flour,” so “whole white wheat flour” sounds like a contradiction in terms. But it is simply WHOLE flour – including the bran, germ and endosperm – made from WHITE wheat. – source, Oldways

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I’ve noticed in baking white whole wheat flour is not as dense as a regular whole wheat flour, but more of the perfect balance in between of all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.

Holiday Flavors:

The orange-cranberry combo is such a classic and always reminds me of the holiday season. While the holiday season may bring some indulgences with it, you still can make recipes taste indulgent with a healthy twist like this whole grain orange cranberry bread, by switching to whole grains, trimming back on sugar, and adding wholesome fruit.

Health Benefits of Cranberries:
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I caught myself cutting off a piece here and there every time I walked through the kitchen. Get ready friends and family, this Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread is going to be delivered to you with a ribbon and a special note from me this holiday season!

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Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Yield: 8-12 1x
  • Category: quickbread, holiday

Description

Have your house smell like the holiday season when you bake this Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread. Bake loaves as holiday gifts that your friends and family will love and they won’t even know it’s lightened up!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 oranges, juiced and zest (reserving 1 tbsp juice)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups fresh cranberries, chopped
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 tbsp reserved orange juice
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together white whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together orange juice, milk, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients slowly, until just combined. Fold in cranberries.
  4. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  5. Let cool on a rack. Meanwhile whisk together the reserved orange juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle on top of the loaf. Slice and enjoy!

Keywords: quickbread, holiday, orange cranberry

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Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken

Make dinner time less stressful with easy prep and easy clean-up. This Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken with Roasted Asparagus is quick, nourishing, and delicious!
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Sheet pan dinners have been lifesavers during busy weeks. Throw ingredients together on a sheet pan and roast for a simple sheet pan dinner. They make busy weeknights a bit more manageable. With just only one pan to clean up, count me in.
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Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Description

Make dinner time less stressful with easy prep and easy clean-up. This Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken with Roasted Asparagus is quick, nourishing, and delicious!


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Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • For the bruschetta:
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chiffonade
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a line on one end of the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Place asparagus on the opposite side of the baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle olive oil, salt, and pepper over asparagus. Toss to combine to evenly coat.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top chicken with mozzarella cheese. Toss the asparagus. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and asparagus is tender.
  6. Top chicken with bruschetta and serve immediately.

Notes

If chicken breasts are thick, cook chicken for 10 minutes alone first before adding asparagus to the pan.

Keywords: dinner, chicken, sheet pan

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Sun Dried Tomato Corn Muffins

Rise and shine with a savory muffins breakfast. Try a savory twist on breakfast muffins with these Sun Dried Tomato Corn Muffins. 
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This month, Recipe ReDux members were challenged to create new healthy takes on eating savory or dinner-inspired dishes for breakfast.
Growing up in an Italian family, bread was accompanied with dinner on the side with any dish. We did eat a lot of Italian dishes growing up, so fresh Italian bread was typically served with those dinners. The times we strayed away from our Italian roots, there was still bread on the table and often cornbread since that was one of my sister’s favorites.
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I remember not thinking some of the dinners didn’t pair well with the sweet corn bread, so I took the opportunity with this challenge to change it up a little and create a savory corn muffin.

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These savory corn muffins were great on their own. I also melted a little cheddar cheese on top. My mind instantly started thinking of recipes to pair these muffins with, like a hearty soup, chili, or sauteed collard greens. These would even be great cut up and turned into a savory corn bread stuffing.
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Sun Dried Tomato Corn Muffins

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 8 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup finely ground cornmeal
  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plain full fat (or 2%) Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray eight wells of the muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, yogurt, honey, and milk.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Scoop about 1/3 cup of batter into eight muffin wells.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tops turn golden and center feels firm to the touch.

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Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip

May 13th is National Hummus Day! Celebrate with this Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip.Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen
Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
While it is perfectly acceptable to simply open a container of Sabra hummus and dive right in, to celebrate National Hummus Day, did you know hummus is very versatile in the kitchen?

Hummus = Happiness

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I’ve recently been loving adding hummus to dressing and marinades. It adds great flavor and helps thicken it to create a creamy dressing. I recently made a lemon hummus tahini dressing for a grilled caesar salad recipe. So good!
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Hummus is also an interesting idea for a coating in place of your typical dredging mixture. Next time you bread chicken cutlets, skip the milk and egg mixture and roll in a thin layer of hummus, then coat in a crunchy topping.

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Don’t stop there! Hummus is also great in dip recipes to replace saturated fats with a heart-healthy plant-based protein hummus. A traditional warm spinach dip has at least one or a mixture of these calorically dense ingredients: cream cheese, mayonnaise, or sour cream. This Cheesy Hummus Spinach dip is just as creamy with swapping in hummus instead.
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What is your favorite Sabra hummus flavor? My top three favorites are the classic, roasted red pepper, and olive tapenade. I recently saw a lemon twist flavor that I definitely need to try.

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Cheesy Spinach Hummus Dip

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 8 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) container Sabra Classic Hummus
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped + additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Combine Sabra Classis Hummus, garlic, spinach, cheddar cheese, Italian seasonings, and scallions. Spread into small casserole dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top is melted.
  4. Top with additional green onions and serve with pita crackers or vegetables.

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Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus

Happy Earth Day! There are so many food scraps that are often thrown out but can be repurposed into something new, just like this Parsley Stem Pesto.Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchenWith today being Earth Day, The Recipe ReDux members were challenged to show how to reduce food waste. Whatever you would normally toss, use it up! I use a lot of fresh herbs in my kitchen, but the stems usually end up in the trash, which is crazy because the stems actually have more of an intense flavor.Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchen
I loved this month’s theme because it got me thinking of the amount of food waste that tends to happen in my kitchen. So instead of tossing my parsley stems, I created a parsley stem pesto.Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchenThe typical herb to use in pesto is basil, but really any herb will do. Boy, do those stems have great flavor! The pesto is this intense green color with a fresh and flavorful zing to it.Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchenI also subbed pine nuts for walnuts. I tend to like my pesto a little thicker, so the walnuts are great for that. Plus, walnuts were what I had on hand and a great source of polyunsaturated fats!

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Parsley Stem Pesto over Roasted Asparagus

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 6 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup parsley stems, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.
  4. While the asparagus is cooking, add walnuts, parsley, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor and pulse for a few seconds to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and pulse again.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while the food processor is running just long enough to incorporate the oil, about 20-30 seconds.
  6. Spread pesto over asparagus and serve.

Notes

Reserve extra pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Pita Pizza

Turn leftovers into something brand new like this Butternut Squash and Kale Pita Pizza.
Butternut Squash & Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenDisclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufyan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
This recipe was inspired by leftovers and of course Toufyan Bakeries. Adrian and I like to watch Chopped and anytime I have a refrigerator full of leftovers, I pretend I am on an episode. In this mystery basket, the items that I had to work with was leftover roasted butternut squash, an already baked sweet potato, and kale that was on its last legs.
Butternut Squash & Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Butternut Squash & Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenI utilize pitas for pizzas often as they are the perfect size for a personal pie. Toufayan Bakeries uses old-world recipes with only top quality, wholesome ingredients. Toufayan Pita is naturally cholesterol free and trans fat-free, so it’s the perfect vessel to load with your favorite toppings!
Butternut Squash & Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenI was pleasantly surprised how thick, creamy, and delicious the base of the sweet potato came out, which helped the pita not get soggy when baked. The edges crisped up perfectly in the oven.
I wanted to try something different than mozzarella cheese on top, so I went for fontina. It paired perfectly with this flavor combination since this semi-soft cow’s cheese has a gentle buttery and nutty flavor.
Butternut Squash & Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenThe recipe notes that the balsamic glaze drizzled top is optional, but I might change that to mandatory!

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Butternut Squash and Kale Pita Pizza

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 2 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole wheat Toufayan Pita Bread pitas
  • 1 sweet potato, baked skin removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed and roasted
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups kale, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fontina cheese, shredded
  • (optional) 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Remove the skin from the sweet potato. In a small food processor, puree the sweet potato, garlic, chicken stock, and black pepper. Spread evenly on both of the pitas.
  3. In a large saute pan over low-medium heat, saute onions until caramelized. Just as the onions are about done, add the kale and saute until kale has wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble your pizzas by spreading the sweet potato mixture at the bottom, adding the caramelized onions and kale, then butternut squash.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has melted and pizza is warmed through.
  6. Let slightly cool and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if using.

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B.A.L.T. – Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

A classic B.L.T. with a little twist! Adding the “A” (avocado) and a creamy spread takes this average BLT up a notch. Don’t skip out on quality ingredients when you assemble this sandwich.
BALT - Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenI received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Have you seen the new Sabra spreads hit the shelves at your local grocery store? I was excited when Sabra sent me all three flavors to experiment with in the kitchen. The flavors are honey mustard, garlic herb, and sea salt and cracked pepper. I had so many recipe ideas running through my head. These spreads will definitely be making an appearance here in the future. With these fresh ingredients and flavors the new Sabra spreads will become a staple condiment in my refrigerator.
BALT - Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenWhen it comes to a BLT, you need quality ingredients. I decided just a BLT just wouldn’t suffice and needed a little extra flavor. I turned it into a B.A.L.T. with slices of avocado. I love sandwiches when you can really taste all ingredients in every layer.


To build your perfect B.A.L.T. you have to start out with quality bread. I like a hearty whole wheat bread. Next, comes the bacon. Not all bacon is created equally. Look for pork shoulder bacon, it is a much leaner choice. Pork shoulder comes from a leaner part of the pig (the shoulder) which contains less fat than pork belly, which majority of bacon comes from. Then comes the avocado. You can mash it. I decided to keep it as slices. Whatever you like best! The lettuce I chose was a Boston bib lettuce. The leaves are tender. If you prefer more of a crunch, go for romaine. Of course, this jersey girl has to choose a juicy plump jersey tomato sliced on top.

The part that ties it all together is the Sabra spread. This is a much healthier choice than adding mayo as a condiment. The new Sabra spreads contain 75% less fat than mayo and are convenient for sandwiches now that it is in a squeeze bottle. Of course you can add any of the new flavors, but I wanted to keep it in the simple side and added the sea salt and cracked black pepper.
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B.A.L.T. – Bacon, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt and cracked pepper Sabra spread
  • 2 slices pork shoulder bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lettuce
  • 12 slices tomato

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of your ingredients.
  2. Spread Sabra spread on one slice of bread. Layer bacon, avocado, lettuce, and tomato. Top with remaining slice of bread. Enjoy!

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