This past week I got inspired by a beet recipe, Balsamic-Glazed Beets with Pecans, from Eating Well magazine. We have been receiving lots of beets from our weekly produce box and I get tired of making things over and over again the exact same way. I decided that this beet recipe would be the best pizza topping on earth.
So, I mixed up a double batch of my best.pizza.crust.ever, however, this time I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 2 cups of all-purpose flour. It was a nice whole grain taste, without being too dry. By the way, the Norpro silicone pastry mat (above) gets used all the time in my kitchen – it is perfect for kneading, rolling dough, and measuring the size.
I glazed the beets the day before, but also added a small yellow onion to the Eating Well recipe. I added an extra tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to make sure it was saucy enough for a pizza topping, as I was not planning on using tomato sauce for the beet pizza. I left off pecans, due to personal preferences in my household, however, I would add them were I making this just for myself!
I like to make amoeba-shaped pizzas – they are more interesting to look at. I topped the beet pizzas with crumbled goat cheese, sliced jalapeño peppers, and sliced beet greens.
I made 6 pizzas total, out of whatever veggies we had laying around. These were the perfect kitchen sink pizzas.
Pizza on left: tomato sauce, pizza seasoning, sliced sweet peppers, sliced swiss chard, and crumbled feta cheese. Pizza on the right: tomato sauce, pizza seasoning, sliced grape tomatoes, sliced shallot, beet greens, and crumbled feta cheese.
The last pizza was for the kids and topped with: tomato sauce, pizza seasoning, sliced sweet yellow peppers, and grated cheddar cheese.
I baked all pizzas at 425° for 14-17 minutes, or till cheese was melted.
All of these pizzas were delectable – but the beet pizza was by far my favorite. The combination of vinegar, beets, onion, crispy greens, soft goat cheese, and chewy crust was perfection. I will be making this again, with my next batch of beets!