Spinach, Feta & Pine Nut Pizza. Pine nuts add some crunch to this mediterranean-inspired pizza, drizzle homemade pesto over the top for some extra zing.
1 Red Onion
1 tablespoon of soft brown sugar
½ cup of balsamic vinegar
15-20 Kalamata or small black olives
2 tablespoons of pine nuts (slightly toasted)
2 cloves of Garlic
1kg Spinach (about 2 bags of fresh spinach)
Grated Mozzarella cheese (3-4 tablespoons)
Grated Parmesan (2-3 tablespoons)
80 grams of Feta Cheese (goats or cows milk)
To prepare the ingredients for the pizza:
Thinly slice the red onion, place in a preheated pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and soften for 5-6 minutes. Add in soft brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, mix and reduce by half until onions are caramelized. Set aside to cool.
In a large pan cook the spinach with two cloves of crushed garlic. Once cooked place in a sieve, drain and squeeze out water from spinach.
To assemble the pizza:
Roll out one Pizza dough ball to 30cm round then place on a peel or board covered with cornmeal so its doesn’t stick and is easy to slide off.
In the centre of the base place 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Spread out in a circular motion until the base is fully covered.
Sprinkle over the caramelized onions, then layer the spinach, then the grated Parmesan. Sprinkle over the olives & pine nuts and grated mozzarella. Finally break up the feta and place over the top.
Slide onto your pizza stone and cook until golden, crispy and the cheese is bubbling. (about 5-7 minutes)
A nice drizzle of your favourite Extra Virgin olive oil and season to taste. Be careful as Feta is quite a salty cheese so taste before seasoning. You can always add more salt, you can’t take it away.