I love making tasty and nutritious dishes at home; it's a much healthier (and more cost-effective!) solution than going out to eat.
Easy, Healthy Kale and Feta Pizza Recipe
First, Make the Kale Pesto Sauce
You can make pesto out of anything green. Regular pesto is usually made from fresh basil leaves. Making a kale pesto spread for this flatbread pizza builds the taste with all the same ingredients, taking this pizza to the next level.
When you cook vegetables, you lose 40% or more of their health benefits.
You don't cook pesto, so you are getting the full health benefits of the raw vegetables. Give this delicious pizza a try. If you like spinach/ feta pies, you will love this one too.
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serves one person one small pizza
Kale and Feta Pizza
- 2 cups of kale pulled off the course stem (Do not use the stems, as they are bitter.)
- 2 small green onions
- 2 cloves of garlic (The more garlic you add the hotter the pesto will be. I put in 4.)
- 1 slice of lemon
- tablespoon of basil
- tablespoon of oregano
- small bunch fresh parsley (Parsley is usually the main ingredient in pestos.)
- Then if there is room, fill to the top of the blender with kale.
This is very easy to make.
- You put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
- Slowly pouring olive oil, into the food processor until all ingredients grind into a paste.
TIP: Kale is from the cabbage family, so it is hard to blend up. Use a food processor if you have one because it makes this recipe way easier to prepare. Also, the longer pesto sits the better flavor it gets.
Tip: Kale pesto stays green even after freezing it in ice cube trays, unlike some that turn brown after being frozen. This will keep for up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator.
Making the Pesto
Second, Make the Pizza With These Ingredients
Ingredients for Kale and Feta Pizza
- 4 cups Kale, rip off stems and rough chopped
- small bunch Parsley, wash and add to food processer
- 2 green onions, chopped in half
- 2 cloves of garlic, squashed and peeled
- dash salt/pepper, add to food processer
- teaspoon oregano
- teaspoon Basil
- cup or more Olive Oil, add to food processer until mixture turns to paste
- 3 strips smoky bacon, chopped and fried in frying pan
- small white onion, diced small
- hand full Feta cheese, crumbled over pizza
- 1 flat bread, coated on bottom with olive oil
- table spoon Asiago cheese, grated freshly on top of pizza
Instructions for Kale and Feta Pizza
- Chop smoky bacon into small diced pieces and add to a frying pan without any oil. Also, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Dice the white onion into small pieces and add to bacon in the frying pan. Cook both until crispy.
- Hand rip kale off stems (do not add stems are bitter), and add 1 cup of kale to frying pan after bacon and onions are crispy. Add salt/pepper.
- Add kale to the frying pan and cook until it is wilted. Do not put it on flat bread raw, as it will get crunchy and burn up in the oven.
- Pour a small amount of olive oil on one side of the flatbread, rub over the entire side, then turn it over.
- On the top side of the flatbread, smear on the kale pesto sauce you made (you made enough pesto for 8 pizzas), and crumble feta cheese over pesto (as much as you like).
- Grate the Asiago cheese across the top and put in a 400 pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until the bottom is a golden brown and the Asiago cheese is melted.
- Eat and enjoy your new found flavors of this awesome pizza pie.
Do you eat Kale?
© 2013 Susan Britton
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 23, 2013:
Thank you Sueswan. It is I loved it. It is a nice light lunch to eat.
Sueswan on June 23, 2013:
Your kale and feta pizza looks yummy and delicious.
Voted up and awesome
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 28, 2013:
It is a great pizza vespawoolf. I know your husband will love it. Spinach pesto doesn't turn brown either. Thanks a lot for your comment. Hope you enjoy.
Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 26, 2013:
This sounds like a delicious and healthy pizza! Even my husband would like this one. How interesting that kale pesto doesn't turn brown like basil pesto. I hope to try this soon. Thanks!
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 10, 2013:
Thanks a lot Glimmer. I hope you like it I did. Thanks for pinning also. Enjoy and have a great day.
Claudia Mitchell on May 09, 2013:
This looks delicious! We are always trying out different pizza combos and this is definitely going on the list. Pinned so I can make it later!
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 29, 2013:
Thank you HendrikDB. I appreciate your comments a lot.
HendrikDB on April 29, 2013:
This a well-done hub - just like the final product will look and taste.
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 22, 2013:
Thank you Shiningirisheyes and welcome back. I hope your wrist is ok now.
Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on April 22, 2013:
Suzycue - This looks scrumptious. I thank you for sharing the recipe.
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 21, 2013:
Thank you Kathryn. I use flat bread a lot for pizzas. You can put tomato paste on a flat bread with vegetables, your favorite cheese , coat the bottom with oil and even cook them until crispy in a cast iron frying pan. You cook them on the burner on low heat (3) and cover to melt the cheese at the end. These pizzas are a great Friday night snack.
@ You are welcome always exploring. Thanks a lot for your comment.
@You are right Careermommy. I should have thought of that myself but I had regular bacon on hand so that is what I used. Thanks a lot for your healthy input.
Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on April 20, 2013:
suzzycue, this looks yummy and I bet it tastes delicious. I would just substitute the smoky bacon for turkey bacon, since I don't eat red meat, but I'm thinking it'll taste just as good. Thank you for this recipe.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 20, 2013:
Boy, this looks delicious and healthy. Thank you for the recipe..
Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on April 20, 2013:
This looks fantastic, and it is different than any other I have seen. Thanks for sharing this with us! It's also cool that it is on flatbread, and that it is one single pizza. Sometime I'll have to buy these ingredients, and try it out!
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 20, 2013:
Thank you ChitrangadaSharan for sharing and pinning. I am starting to really love greens also. They are powerful for your health ,vegetables to learn to eat. I am even eating Kale raw now. The tip for eating it raw is to massage the olive oil into the Kale and it becomes much softer and easier to eat. I have done this and it works. Have a great day.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 20, 2013:
My dinner menu is fixed for today. This recipe is truly a healthy option and I love greens, especially during summers.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Voted up and shared/ pinned!
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 19, 2013:
Sorry to hear that Claudia Tello but this pizza would be as good using spinach or what evergreen you have, can be prepared this way with feta for a great pizza. Thanks a lot for your comment.
Claudia Tello from Mexico on April 19, 2013:
I do not understand why but we don’t have kale in Mexico City. Otherwise, I would make this pizza this weekend for sure. I am a big healthy veggie pizza fan and I love adding other cheeses than the classic mozzarella.
Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 19, 2013:
You are welcome Faith Reaper. I love this pizza. The more greens you eat the better you feel ; I am finding out.Thanks a lot for stopping in to comment. Enjoy your day with your family and friends.
Faith Reaper from southern USA on April 19, 2013:
Oh, wow, Suzzy,
This sounds delicious! My sister, who is always attempting to get us to eat healthier, would really love this recipe! I may surprise her and make it one night.
Voted up +++ and sharing
God bless, Faith Reaper