Frisee and Leek Pizza

The CSA frisee was a bit of a challenge. A whole head is about 20 times as much as we need for our weekly salad intake, so I knew that I would need to get creative. Fortunately, you can cook it down. It stays pretty bitter when cooked, so I mixed it with leeks and strong cheese for a reasonably healthy pizza.

  • Pizza crust
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts sliced, then soaked to remove grit
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 5 loose C chopped frisee
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1/2 C blue cheese, crumbled
  • handfull pine nuts

In a large pan, cook the leeks in some EVOO over medium heat until they soften and turn slightly brown. Add garlic and cook one minute more. Add frisee, red pepper flakes, and water, and cover the pan. Cook 5 – 10 minutes or until frisee is soft. Uncover the frisee mix and boil off any remaining water. Top pizza crust with leek mix, then cheese, then pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper and cook the pizza in yoru most favorite way. We like ours grilled. Yum.

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About christianathomas

I'm a working mother of two trying to make eating well fit into our hectic lives. I also used to own a completely chaotic bakery. Follow me for tips and tricks on how to get more whole foods into your diet.
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2 Responses to Frisee and Leek Pizza

  1. Tammy says:

    I love greens on pizza. My first attempt was from Rachel Ray’s book where she uses ricotta with it. I sub with cottage cheese but I really love your idea of using blue cheese.

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