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Beetroot Pizza with Castello Mellow Black

Beetroot Pizza with Castello Mellow Black

Cook 35 min 4 servings

Pizza night but make it healthy. Our Beetroot Pizza with Castello Mellow Black and Kale is perfect for when the pizza cravings hit but you’re all about that health life. Combining a home-made crust, baked greens and savoury toppings of Castello Mellow Black, pear and almonds this beet crust pizza is not shy of attention.

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Crispy curly kale

  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • whole curly kale leaves

Pizza toppings



1. Grate the beetroot and drain in a cloth (there should be 200g after the juice has been drained off).

2. Grind the sunflower seeds into a flour using a mortar and pestle.

3. Combine all the ingredients for the crust and form into a solid mass. Place the mass between two pieces of baking paper and roll out to a thin round crust.

4. Pre-bake the crust at 200°C for approximately 15 minutes.

Crispy curly kale

5. Rinse and dry the curly kale, then chop into smaller pieces and massage with oil, salt and pepper.

6. Spread the kale onto a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 170°C for approx. 10-15 minutes until crisp (It burns easily, so keep a close watch.)

Pizza toppings

7. Take the pre-baked pizza crust and top with the Castello® Creamy Havarti, pear slices and Castello® Mellow Black. Bake for approx. 5-7 minutes until the cheese has melted.

8. Once out of the oven, top with the baked kale and sliced almonds and drizzle with olive oil.

Tips & tricks

A perfect drink for the perfect bite, pairing your favourite meal with the right beverage is a sure-fire way of giving your entire experience a big lift, and it is a lot easier than you would think! It is all about finding the balance between contrasts, and when you cater to the strongest flavours in your dish, finding that perfect equalizer comes naturally.

Tips & tricks

Wines with tones of herbs work wonders when paired with elegant recipes such as our Beetroot Pizza, and the tart flavours from a Sauvignon Blanc or Gruner. Their sense of pepper notes and overall fresh and bright flavours match perfectly with delicate nature of our recipe. Their ripeness has plenty of strength to counterweight any decadence from the cheese, allowing you to truly taste the subtle nuances of this playful pizza.

Tips & tricks

When it comes to beers, opting for lighter variants is an obvious choice. Pilsners and wheat beers offer great tartness and often even add a sense of fruitiness to your palate. Generally, beers with light citrusy overtones balance the characteristics of our Beetroot Pizza perfectly.

Tips & tricks

Made from a blend of sunflower seeds, Havarti cheese, fresh beetroot and beet juice, a light crust acts as foundation to a heap of mouth-watering toppings. Resting atop a garnish of peeled pear, a side of crispy curly kale and diced almonds add new levels of bite and texture. Combined, both crust and toppings provide strong flavours on their own, eliminating the need of even tomato sauce! Still to come however, this unique recipe calls for a cheese garnish out of the ordinary. Given the light and delicate nature of our beet crust pizza, there is plenty of room for flavours to develop and flourish. For this to happen, it is important that you choose the right kind of cheese in terms of both taste and texture as one too mild could make your pizza feel plain. For this recipe, we chose two of our absolute favourite kinds of cheese to provide the perfect amount of nuance and character! First, generous dashes of our beloved Castello® Traditional Danish Blue add aroma and intensity to your palate. Its complexity combined with its smooth texture offers a balanced profile of flavour that keeps on developing as it lingers. Having a slightly stronger presence when baked, it pairs beautifully with light shavings of our Castello® Extra Matured Cheddar. Adding a sense of immediate sharpness, it works to unify the characteristics from each ingredient, resulting in a perfect slice every time.