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Beetroot pizza with pear, Blue Cheese and curly kale

Beetroot pizza with pear, Blue Cheese and curly kale

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.

35 mins 4 servings
Cheesy Nutty

ingredients

Crust

  • 200 g beetroots, peeled and rinsed
  • 80 g sunflower seeds
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 ml beetroot juice
  • 100 ml oil
  • 60 g Castello® Castello® Aged Havarti, shredded

Crispy curly kale

  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • whole curly kale leaves

Pizza toppings

  • 1 pear
  • Castello® Castello® Danablu
  • Castello® Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar, shredded
  • almonds
  • olive oil

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

4. Pre-bake the crust at 200°C for approx. 15 min.

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 min until crisp. (It burns easily, so keep a close watch.)

7. Cut the pear into slices.

8. Take the pre-baked pizza crust and top with the Castello® Mature Cheddar, pear slices and Castello® Danablu. Bake for approx. 5-7 min. until the cheese has melted.

9. Once out of the oven, top with the baked kale and chopped 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.