The other day I realized that I rarely see pesto pizza listed on the menu of a restaurant. Think about it – when was the last time you saw it readily available and not just as an occasional special? Probably not for a while. Did you even know pesto pizza existed? Yes it does! In my mind, pesto pizza is also healthier than other pizza varieties (although I don’t really have any nutritional data to back that statement haha). Since I think it’s pretty darn tasty, I decided it was about time to share this recipe with you guys!
There are only 4 simple ingredients: crust, pesto, ricotta, red pepper. They all work perfectly with each other, but make sure that your ingredients are fresh! That’s actually something really important to get into the habit of doing – when you only have a few ingredients in a dish, make the ones you use are as fresh as possible. For this recipe I use spinach pesto (cause that’s my favorite), but any type will do. The pesto kind of melts into the crisp and chewy crust, while the ricotta gives each bite a creamy body. The red pepper pops against the green and white, while also adding a slight sweet note to each slice. Feel free to pile on as many peppers as you want…honestly don’t skimp on the peppers. Its so delicious! Whenever I make this recipe, I always catch my family sneaking slices when I’m not looking haha…as if I wouldn’t notice when the entire pizza is missing! Haha!
In short, I love pesto. Its so light and fresh, especially in the summer. Also, I love how vibrantly green it is. Maybe it’s the little kid in me, but eating a green “sauce” is still pretty fun even though I’m 25! Add delicious carbs and cheese to that, and well…we have ourselves a meal.