Whole Grain Pesto Pizza!

by Nicole on August 10, 2010

Yesterday was a super lazy day for me, I promised myself today would change. When I say super lazy day I mean I didn’t even see the outside world. I stayed holed up in my apartment alllllllll day long. What I did do was clean my entire apartment (except the floors, I don’t do the floors…but I did vacuum). I baked 4 different types of muffin tops, mini muffins and mini loaves. Who do I do this for? Mainly my husband, but I did make a box for my friends and some for my sister and family.  I am also eating one right now (PB chocolate chip muffin top), which I did manage to make vegan. 

I also did a 90 minute Dave Farmar yoga podcast. I made my apartment semi hot (by turning the ac on low) and got a good sweat in. So pretty lazy day, considering I get up at 7 and just spent a ton of time on the couch.  Oh yea, I also worked on what I wanted for the revivemyblog blog revival. It’s going well and I’m super excited!!!!

When we got home on Sunday, before we napped for 2 hours, I decided I would make some pizza. I threw the ingredients in my trusty bread machine, with 1/2 whole wheat flour, 1/2 spelt flour and 1.5 hours later, voila, pizza dough.

Whole Grain pizza with fresh tomatoes, yellow pepper, black olives and mozzarella cheese
Pesto Pizza: Fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

Pesto Pizza
1/2 cup fresh basil
1-2 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2- 1 cup olive oil 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the pizza dough in a circle shape. When the oven is preheated, put the dough in the oven for about 6-7 minutes. While the dough is in the oven, make the pesto sauce. Combine all ingredients in a food processor except olive oil. Combine. Stream in olive oil and mix again. 

Remove crust from oven. Spread pesto over pizza crust. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and add pieces of tomato. Bake for 20 more minutes.
The crust was perfectly crisp. 

I’m off to go finish my coffee and then go for a run. Enjoy your day!!
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Estela @ Weekly Bite August 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

I love pesto pizza! My husband hates it though :(

Guess that means I have to make a small one for myself :)


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen August 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

We love pizza night here! Those look so good! Enjoy your run and I hope you have a great day!


danasfoodforthought August 10, 2010 at 11:03 am

This looks so amazingly delicious! I definitely need to get a bread machine at some point!


Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers August 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Those pizzas look lovely. I recently made some arugula pesto that I bet would taste awesome on that dough.

I've been away so congrats on winning the revive my blog! How cool is that?


Nicole August 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Holy Moly! Both of those pizzas look fantastic! I really need to spend more time in my kitchen!


Tina August 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

That doesn't sound like a lazy day to me. You got a lot done AND some yummy eats out of it. Better than I did!


emily (a nutritionist eats) August 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I'm drooling over that pizza!!


Laury@TheFitnessDish August 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I am obsessed with pesto…and love pesto pizza even more! This looks great!! That's awesome you have a bread machine! I'll add it to the list of kitchen gadgets I need to get ;-)


Pure2raw twins August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Love putting pesto on pizza! YUM!


fitandfortysomething.com August 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm

it does not sound like you were lazy to me….anyone who bakes and cleans and does yoga is not lazy! the pizza looks delish-wish i had some for dinner tonight!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 11, 2010 at 2:46 am

pizza looks great but cant wait to see the revivemyblog finished product…your blog looks great now btw but i know you will be so stoked once it's all done and "revived". Awesome girl!


Emily @Cleanliness August 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm

For this recipe, you are my favorite.


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