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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Nettle Pizza

Sunset JUNE 2011

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total:1 Hour

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 459
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 59g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 813mg
  • Cholesterol: 7.5mg
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