Valentine's Day Pizza

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Feb. 15, 2013

I know, it's kinda cheezy right? Well, first off because it's pizza...which is always cheesy. But also because there are heart-shaped beets all over it.

I couldn't help myself. I wanted to do a Valentine's Day recipe that was festive but not pumped full of dyes or other artificial crap. And the fact that I love beets doesn't hurt.

Plus, think of all the different names this pizza could have. The puns are endless! Beet Still My Heart Pizza, Can You Feel My Heart Beets Pizza and Pizza Heart-On to name a few. What would you call it?

Ingredients

Beets 1 Pound , cleaned and washed
Pizza dough 450 Gram
Raw kale & pistachio pesto 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Mozzarella cheese 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Goat cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , crumbled

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Using sharp knife cut the beet greens.

2. Cut mozzarella cheese in desired thickness.

3. Wrap each beet in individual pieces of aluminium foil.

MAKING

4. Roast foiled wrapped beets in preheated oven to 375 F for about 40 minutes or until you can easily prick toothpick in beet.

5. Remove beets from oven, unwrap them and allow to cool completely.

6. Cut beet in 1/4" thick slices, and using heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the heart-shaped beet slices.

7. On a floured surface, place the pizza dough and flatten it with your hands or roll using rolling pin.

8. Spoon kale pesto, and spread all over, arrange mozzarella cheese over pesto.

9. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese, in between mozzarella cheese slices.

10. Bake the pizza in oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese melts but the dough is not completely done.

11. Remove pizza from oven and arrange beet hearts, return the pizza to oven for 5 minutes more until the dough is completely done.

SERVING

12. Cut pizza in wedges and serve as desired.

TIPS

Don’t discard the beet greens and the leftover beet bits after cutting heart, use it for some other recipe.Recipe Courtesy of: cookingstoned.tv

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2079Calories from Fat 1282

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 145 g223.1%

Saturated Fat 50 g250%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 3039 mg126.63%

Total Carbohydrates 119 g39.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 84 g168%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet