Arugula-Almond Pesto Pizza

  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    Homemade pesto pizza recipe with a simple whole wheat pizza crust, topped with fresh summer tomatoes and squash. Feel free to change up the toppings. Recipe below yields two 12-inch pizzas.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups of packed fresh arugula and/or basil, tough stems removed
    • ¾ cup sliced almonds
    • ½ to ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 batch easy whole wheat pizza dough
    • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn, or part-skim mozzarella, shredded, or ¼-inch slices of goat cheese
    • 1 small tomato, sliced thin
    • 1 small yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and sliced into little triangle shapes
    • Sprinkle of sliced almonds
    • Sprinkle of fresh arugula or chopped basil
    • Red pepper flakes, to taste

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 447 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 43 g 65.69%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 49.7%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 29 mg 9.62%
    • Sodium: 555 mg 23.11%
    • Calcium: 284 mg 28.43%
    • Potassium: 144 mg 4.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.57%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.86%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 11.59%
    • Vitamin C 2.8%
    • Vitamin D 0.53%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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