Thursday, January 22, 2009

WHITE PIZZA WITH BROCCOLI, OLIVES AND RAISINS


This is my absolute favorite pizza. It's great for lunch, dinner or snacks. It may sound crazy to have broccoli and olives with raisins, but the flavors are perfect together.
White Pizza with Broccoli, Olives and Raisins
Source: Judy's Kitchen
Rating: 10 out of 10
INGREDIENTS:
1-1/2 - 2 cups broccoli flowerets
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried crushed basil, divided use
1/4 tsp. dried crushed oregano, divided use
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Italian 5-cheese blend
3 Tbsp. black olives, chopped
3 Tbsp. raisins, chopped
Dough for 1 12" pizza
Heat oven to 500F. In small bowl combine broccoli, olive oil, salt, pepper, 1/8 tsp. basil and 1/8 tsp. oregano; set aside. In another small bowl, combine cheeses, olives, raisins and remaining 1/8 tsp. of basil and 1/8 tsp. oregano.
Cut out a circle of parchment paper 12" in diameter. Place the paper on a pizza board and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll or stretch out pizza dough to fit the circle. Drop the cheese mixture over the top of the dough and spread it out with a spoon. Place broccoli on top of cheese and sprinkle with the chopped garlic.
Bake 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden, filling is bubbly and center is cooked.
Remove pizza from oven with pizza board -- just gently pull on edge of pizza to move it onto board.
Pull out parchment paper from underneath pizza before cutting with pizza wheel.
Parchment paper may be reused several times.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over servings, if desired.













8 comments:

Sara said...

This looks great. I make pizza all the time, so I'm always looking for new ideas for toppings - I like the idea of broccoli!

Shanbanan said...

This looks amazing! I can't imagine this taste combo, but it's certainly pricked my interest.

Shan

Katrina said...

Looks great! Love that whole wheat crust recipe. Just made pizza on Monday using the same recipe (I found it on Culinary in the Country--Joe's blog), but it looks like the same recipe.
Interesting combo on the pizza, but it looks tasty to me!

biz319 said...

Okay, I make homemade pizza every Friday night but I never thought of that combo before! I bet the sweet and savory go very well together!

After cooking my pizzas at 500 degrees, I changed it and now cook it at 425. This way the crust doesn't get too done before the toppings are done.

Yours looks delish!

Foodqueenja said...

I'm definitely going to try this! I love sweet and savory together. Thanks for posting it.

Yasmeen said...

Pizza for dinner!Am I invited? I love broccoli on pizza,never miss topping that:)

Hairball said...

Oh wow, that looks good!

Michele said...

Hi Judy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to come check out yours and I am drooling over this pizza! Delish!