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Superfood Pizza Recipe

Superfood pizza recipe

Earlier today, I posted a question on Cheap Recipe Blog’s Facebook page, asking people what they would put on a ”superfood pizza”. Thanks to you guys, I got some great ideas and was able to create an extremely delicious pizza (for real!) that I don’t have to feel guilty about eating.

Ingredients for superfood pizza

So What Is a Superfood Pizza Anyway?

Quite simply, a “superfood pizza” is a healthy pizza that is topped with food items that are considered superfoods – or foods that have a high nutrient or phytochemical content. This pizza contains the following superfoods:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Roasted garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Red peppers
  • Roasted sweet potato

For cheese, I used Feta, which is a lower calorie choice but also very flavorful so I could use less. The crust is simply a whole wheat pita shell, one of my favorite alternative pizza crust options. All in all, the flavors blended really well together.

Superfood pizza recipe

This pizza could easily be made vegan by using vegan cheese or leaving cheese off altogether. The sauce and veggies hold their own in terms of flavor.

Now that I’ve made a veggie-based superfood pizza, I’m beginning to think of ideas for a fruit-based superfood pizza with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or cherries. Does anyone have any ideas to share? You did me right one time, lovely readers. Now I want to hear from you again!

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Superfood Pizza Recipe

Yield: 4 superfood pizzas

Cook Time: 12 min

Total Time: 20 min

To save money, take a trip around your local grocery store salad bar to purchase small amounts of toppings for your pizza. Some items are cheaper at the salad bar as opposed to buying them individually.

Ingredients:

4 whole wheat pita shells

For sauce:
10 cloves of roasted garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste

Toppings:
Fresh kale, torn into small pieces
Fresh spinach, chopped
Roasted sweet potato
Chopped tomatoes
Fresh mushrooms
Red pepper
Feta cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. In a small food processor, blend garlic, olive oil, and tomato paste until smooth. Spread sauce evenly on pita shells. Add toppings.
If you can do so safely, place pita shells directly on oven rack. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until pizzas are nicely golden brown.

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9 Responses to “Superfood Pizza Recipe”

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    Kathy — May 29, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    This pizza looks delicious! What a great way to enjoy pizza without all the guilt!

    • Haley replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 5:08 am

      Call me weird, but I don’t need my pizza to be topped with loads of cheese to fully enjoy it!

  2. 2

    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — May 29, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Not only does this have all my favorite ingredients, but wow, wow, wow, does it look amazing! Love the photo set up :) Makes me want a bite!!

    • Haley replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 5:08 am

      Thanks so much!

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    liz | carpe season — May 30, 2013 @ 2:26 am

    Yum! Love how colorful that pizza is and your (?new?) pizza board from your garage-saleing? I have made a fruit based pizza with a fig jam as a “sauce” – though you could easily use a raspberry jam, topped with goat cheese, shaved onions, rosemary, and apricots. Not sure how “super food” worthy that is, but it’s a start anyway!

    • Haley replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 5:07 am

      That is indeed the new pizza board that I bought at garage sales last weekend :) Thanks for noticing!
      Your fruit-topped pizza ideas sound amazing, by the way.

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    liz | carpe season — May 30, 2013 @ 2:27 am

    I also topped it with arugula. So I guess that takes away from the fruitiness too!

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    Annie — May 30, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    I definitely want to try this one! Thanks Haley!

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    Painting guy — May 31, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    Drizzle with a little garlic and chilli oil to finish and… perfect!

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