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broccoli crust pizza

Recipe: ALI dALY @ tHE mESSY cHEFFY
Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line two large baking trays with baking paper, set aside.

Pizza sauce:

Add the tinned chopped tomatoes to a pot with the chopped garlic, oregano and salt and pepper. Bring the pot to a medium heat, cook for 8-10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken stirring often. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Pizza base:

Chop the broccoli into smaller pieces including the stalks. Place the broccoli into a high-speed blender/ food processor and blitz until the broccoli is fine crumbs.

Add the blitzed broccoli to a bowl, add the parmesan cheese, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well till combined. Divide the mixture onto the two baking trays. Using the back of a spatula or spoon to shape the broccoli mixture into a circle.  Season with black pepper and a touch of salt.

Caramelized red onion:

Slice the onions finely. Add oil to a pan and bring to medium heat. Add the onions saute for 7 -8 minutes till soft. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 2 minutes stirring often season with black pepper. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Assemble pizza:

Place the pizza base into the oven to bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes remove the pizza bases from the oven. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the two pizza bases. Add your toppings, to each pizza add one large handful of spinach, caramelized onions, and feta cheese.  Place back into the oven to bake for 10-15 minutes.

Remove from the oven & serve. Best served hot.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Also, the pizza bases can be frozen once cooled.

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LEADERBRAND Broccoli

BROCCOLI

Delicious and nutrient dense. We grow and handpick ours at optimum maturity to lock in all the good stuff.

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Serving size: 80 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  112 kJ 140 kJ
Protein 3.0 g 3.8 g
Fat, total 0.4 g 0.5 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.04 g
Carbohydrate 1.4 g 1.8 g
– sugars 1.4 g 1.8 g
Dietary Fibre 2.7 g 3.4 g
Sodium 5.6 mg 7 mg
Vitamin C (mg)
Riboflavin (mg)
Vitamin B6 (mg)
Folate (µg)
Niacin (mg)

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

BABY SPINACH

Creamy, smooth, and very nutritious! Toss through another salad, add a handful to a smoothie or cook with many other dishes. Good source of Folate and source of Vitamin A

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Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

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Ingredients

Broccoli pizza base:

  • 2 heads LeaderBrand broccoli
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Pizza sauce:

  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pepper

Caramelised red onions:

  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1/3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Topping:

  • Caramelised red onion
  • 2 handfuls LeaderBrand Spinach
  • 50g feta cheese
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