I had pizza on the brain this week. Funk brought home one of Trader Joe’s pre-made whole wheat crusts. Then my friend Kathryn told me about a yummy sounding pizza she enjoyed out that was topped with pine nuts and grapes. The chef I work with was making a menu that included fig and prosciutto pizza. A pizza dinner was definitely in the cards this week.
My taste buds were tickled by the idea of pine nuts and grapes on a pizza, but Funk made a face at the thought of fruit in his dinner. I have had and loved figs on pizza before, but wasn’t about to eat the prosciutto part. So in a culinary combination of all of my pizza people this week, I created my own pie.
I topped the whole wheat crust with pizza sauce and shredded soy cheese. To get that salty prosciutto flavor, I pan cooked some Gimme Lean soy sausage until it was lightly browned. If the store had it, I probably would have bought the soy bacon instead. In place of grapes I sliced some figs, which are so sweet and loaded with fiber. I knew Funk wouldn’t go for the figs either, which is why they stayed on my size of the pizza! Then I sprinkled some buttery pine nuts on top.
Ten minutes later I had my sweet-savory-spicy pizza pie. When was the last time your pizza delivery person showed up in 10 minutes?! This is one of the best family friendly meals you can make at home (together!) that everyone seems to enjoy. Toss on some leftover veggies, diced chicken or fish. I’ve even had pizza topped with salad! The possibilities are endless…or should I say the pizzabilities?
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