Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza

One of my favorite things to order out is Artisan Pizza. I don’t know why I had never tried to make it at home before! It’s surprisingly easy, but just as delicious.

Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.

Friends, I’m excited to tell you that not only am I sharing a quick recipe with you today, I’m even sharing a pizza recipe that is nutrient-dense! This kale pesto is full of vitamins, potassium, and even protein! The perfect weeknight meal if you ask us. Keep reading to find the recipe.

Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.

Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅓ cup Kale Pesto (see below)
  • 8 oz. sliced fresh mozzarella
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 4-6 basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove pizza dough from the fridge, and let it sit in room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Cover a clean work surface with flour, and roll out your pizza dough. (until it's about ¼ inch in thickness.)
  3. After placing your dough on a a pan, cover with olive oil and sea salt.
  4. Spread pest sauce evenly onto the pizza.
  5. Top with mozzarella and tomato slices.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Top with fresh basil and sea salt and serve!
Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.

The Kale Pesto

In a food processor, combine 1 1/2 cups chopped kale leaves, 1/2 cup raw almonds, 1 to 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 tsp. sea salt, and 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Pulse until the combination is coarsely chopped. Slowly add 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil and continue processing until it becomes a smooth paste. This is also absolutely delicious on things like toast, noodles, etc.

Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.Are you a pizza fan? Then you HAVE to try this Kale Pesto Caprese Artisan Pizza recipe that is packed full of nutrients. Clean eating, healthy, and quick.

I’m obvi a big fan of quick, weeknight meals. If you’re not a pizza fan, be sure to check out our One Pan Turkey Meatball SpaghettiPersonal Chicken and Dumpling Casseroles, or this delicious Turkey & Quinoa Bowl.

This pizza is about 480 calories per serving (two slices), if I calculated correctly. Compared to the 600 calories that is in two slices of pepperoni pizza, I think this is pretty good! The next time I make pizza at home I think I really need this copper pizza pan and pizza tools. Copper everything, am I right?!

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  1. This looks so tasty! I doubt it’ll turn out this beautiful if I attempted to make it. This pizza would be perfect for my holiday party!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

    Published November 29, 2016Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Definitely!! It’s delish 🙂

      Published November 29, 2016Reply
  2. Rachel said:

    This pizza recipe looks absolutely delicious! Pizza is my guilty pleasure and my family has been collectively eating healthier, so it’s been difficult. Have to try this recipe!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

    Published November 29, 2016Reply
    • Taylor said:

      It’s a win, win! 😉

      Published November 29, 2016Reply
  3. katie said:

    You always have the best pictures. Teach me! And dang, this looks good!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Published November 29, 2016Reply
    • Taylor said:

      Aw thanks Katie! Dating a photographer definitely has its benefits 😉

      Xx

      Published November 29, 2016Reply