Nettle Pizza

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 459
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 22 g
Fat 16 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Sodium 813 mg
Cholesterol 7.5 mg

Ingredients

2 qts. (4 oz.) lightly packed stinging nettle leaves or baby spinach leaves
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red chile flakes
1 pound pizza dough (such as Trader Joe's)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450° with rack on bottom. Wearing long gloves, rinse nettles well. Drain.

2. Sizzle garlic a few seconds in 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add nettles and sauté until wilted, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. If nettles are wet, drain in a colander, pat dry, and return to pan. Gently mix nettles with 1 tbsp. more oil, the pepper, and chile flakes.

3. Roll dough on a floured board into a 9- by 14-in. rectangle. Ease dough onto an oiled baking sheet, fixing the shape if necessary. Using fingers, roll edges of dough over to make a 1/2-in. rim.

4. Scatter cheese, then nettles, over dough. Bake until crust is crisp, 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and cut into squares. Season with salt if you like.

Note:

June 2011