Tomato Pesto Pizza

How I have never thought to do this before is beyond me! I mean I have been cooking and creating recipes for 25 years and I NEVER thought of putting pesto on a pizza. I am a little ashamed, I’m not going to lie!

It all started last week when I made Garlic Scape Pesto from the garden! It was so delicious, I started brainstorming recipes that I could use it with. I had just picked up some juicy tomatoes at the farmers market and I had mozzarella in the fridge. The light bulb went off!

I made this recipe with a Oat Pizza Crust because I am gluten free, but this recipe is super simple and will work with any crust or pesto recipe you have (or you can just use mine, that is ok too!)

PESTO TOMATO PIZZA

  • 1 x Pizza Crust

  • 1 x Jar of Pesto

  • 3 x cups shredded mozzarella

  • 2 x Tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Spread your pesto on your crust in a thin (or thick, depending on your taste!) layer. Add your shredded cheese and tomato slices. Pop in the over for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let sit for 5 minutes, slice and eat!

Not Your Average Potato Salad 

Potato salad is a hard sell in my house. When my husband claimed that he “hated” potato salad, all I heard was “CHALLENGE!”

How can anyone hate potato salad? It is creamy, tangy and really delicious. I was on a mission to prove to my husband that he could love potato salad! I titled this recipe “Not your average potato salad” because I don’t think there is another recipe like this one. I chose items that my husband loves. If the potato salad was chalked full of things he loved, how could he hate it, right?

The combination was strange, and I was a little hesitate to make it, but after trying it…..WOW! I was blown away by the flavour combination. The tangy, saltiness of the olives, mixed with the savory texture of the kielbasa and the creaminess of the cheese worked so well together! This recipe is now a keeper for BBQ’s, pot lucks and weeknight dinners. It keeps well in the fridge for a couple days and only gets tastier after sitting for a while, so I will be making big batches!

And if you are curious, my husband loved it!

Challenge completed!

Not your Average Potato Salad (serves 6)

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1/2 cup diced kielbasa 
  • 1/2 cup diced mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh chopped dill and chives 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Peel and cook potatoes until tender. Let cool. Mix ingredients together and let sit in the fridge for a while (if you can).

Please let me know what you think if you try it!