Pizza again? Some families just can’t get enough. But if your tongue has tired of the same old red sauce and cheese combo and your palate needs to a perk-up, you can break out of the standard routine with Pistachio Pesto Pizza.
Pesto is a rich, colorful replacement for the traditional tomato sauce, but then you can go a step further and experiment with the idea of what to put in your pesto. In this case, we’ve followed Alton Brown’s lead:
– We’ve tossed out pine nuts
– We’ve tossed in pistachios
– We’ve forgotten the basil altogether
The result is fresh, chewy, and cheesy. Once you make this unique pesto, the pizza comes together quickly.
A thought about the pizza dough. Homemade is fantastic. However, I typically get mine at my local food co-op in the freezer section or in the deli at Fred Meyer. The ingredients in the frozen product from Essential Baking Company are straightforward so I feel good about using this “convenience” food: organic unbleached wheat flour, water, organic whole wheat flour, sea salt, yeast. I’d say it’s pretty close to making dough from scratch, except easier and faster.
Make pizza night interesting by giving this a go. Dinner will still look familiar, just with a slight twist. A tasty, green, herbaceous twist.
What special pizza topping do you use to step out of the ordinary?