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Beetroot Pizza with Pear, Blue Cheese and Crispy Curly Kale – The Ultimate Recipe

Beetroot Pizza with Pear, Blue Cheese and Crispy Curly Kale – The Ultimate Recipe

Cook 35 min 4 servings

Look to dazzle and impress guests with our exciting take on Beetroot Pizza. Combining a homemade crust, baked greens and savoury toppings of zesty pear, blue cheese, almonds and cheddar this beet crust pizza is not shy of attention. Colourised by way of fresh beetroot and beetroot juice, its delicate crust packs flavour like no other and delivers a satisfying bite on top! It is not all just good looks and great flavour, it is easy to prepare as well – before you know it, you will be diving in on a slice of homemade pizza-goodness! With this extravagant beet pizza recipe in your arsenal, pizza night is every night.

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ingredients

Crispy curly kale

  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • whole curly kale leaves

Pizza toppings

preparation

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.

3. Grate the Castello Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar cheese.

4. Combine all the ingredients and form into a solid mass.

5. Roll out between two pieces of baking parchment.

6. Pre-bake at 200°C for approx. 15 min.

7. Rinse and dry the curly kale.

8. Cut into smaller pieces and combine with oil, salt and pepper.

9. Bake in the oven at 170°C for approx. 10-15 min. (It burns easily, so keep a close watch.)

10. Cut the pear into slices.

11. Top the pizza with Castello Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar, Castello Extra Creamy Danish Blue and pear. Bake for approx. 5-7 min. until the cheese has melted.

12. Top with the remaining ingredients before serving.

Tips & Tricks

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

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

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.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Made from a blend of sunflower seeds, cheddar 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!

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

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!

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

First, generous dashes of our beloved Castello® Extra Creamy 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® Tickler Mature Cheddar. Adding a sense of immediate sharpness, it works to unify the characteristics from each ingredient, resulting in a perfect slice every time.