Mediterranean Goat Cheese And Kale Pizza

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.

Mediterranean Goat Cheese And Kale Pizza

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?

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15 Responses to Mediterranean Goat Cheese And Kale Pizza

  1. Carla says:

    YES YES YES the massaging is what got me to try making the chips.
    goat cheese? never ever tried it 🙂
    is it time?
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  2. Oh wow, that does sound delicious! I’ve been loving both kale and feta lately.
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  3. ok i LOVE tj’s whole wheat pizza dough!!
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  4. I love goat cheese. This sounds good! I love that your husband ate the kale from ‘one’ of his slices 🙂 That’s probably more than mine would. Mine thinks that leafy greens are evil or something. recently posted…Food solves the problem – WIAWMy Profile

  5. Kim says:

    I haven’t massaged kale but your pizza sounds delicious- I love olives on pizza (I might add the tomatoes and some mushrooms, too!).
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  6. Yum Yucky says:

    That pizza is so fancy. Please come to my house and feed me fancy things.
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  7. My kale needs some lovin’ today, so I think he will get a nice massage this afternoon 😉
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  8. You can never go wrong with pizza. It is my dinner tomorrow:)
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  9. Hi Coco !!!
    I hope you would fine, I have seen Mediterranean Goat but I didn’t eat Cheese And Kale Pizza still in my life ! I seen many people eat this very frankly but I didn’t eat this. hey Coco is this Cheese And Kale Pizza delicious ?
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  10. Aliah says:

    I have never heard of massaging my kale but I am totally trying it next time. I am also so about this pizza you made! Off to Trader Joe’s!
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  11. Krystal says:

    I LOVE anything with Kale! Thank you very much! I’m super excited to try this!! New Fan From SITS
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  12. Traci says:

    Yummmm… with goat cheese! I massage kale all the time, it’s my favorite way to eat it. I hadn’t thought of putting it on pizza though! Thanks for the idea all around.
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  13. G’day and yum! Can I order two to go? 🙂
    I could go for a slice or two right now!
    Cheers! Joanne

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