I have such a hard time coming up with menu ideas. A few Saturdays ago I had already done my weekly grocery shopping, but still was feeling uninspired about what to cook for Sunday dinner. When I came across Marie’s recipe for kale and goat cheese pizza, it sounded so good I braved Trader Joe’s on Sunday morning to get the ingredients.
I can’t make any recipe without making it my own, and that is especially true for pizza. I used a whole wheat crust and Trader Joe’s bottled pizza sauce, omitted the fresh sliced tomatoes that Marie used, and added kalamata olives and a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Because I knew I wouldn’t be putting all the kale on the pizza, I massaged the kale. Have you heard about this? When you are going to use kale in a salad, massaging the leaves with a bit of oil makes it much more tender. I washed and dried the kale and then sprayed it with Olive Oil Pam® and massaged the kale leaves until they looked softer and shiny. It really did make a difference!
To make the pizza, I basically followed the directions on the pizza dough package, but watched the baking time carefully with Marie’s warning in mind. I thought it was delicious and my husband even ate all the kale from one of his slices. 😉
Have you ever massaged your kale?
What is your favorite pizza topping?