"Health-minded" pizza exists, and it stems from using fresh, colorful and nutrient-dense ingredients. This is something that chef Jonathan Rollo, of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, has seriously perfected. Greenleaf is a staple restaurant representing California cuisine at it's finest, their words to live by are 'Eat well. Live well.' And, we agree. We got our hands on this mouth-watering Fig & Butternut Squash Pizza recipe straight from Jon himself, which is the perfect medley of ingredients for the fall/winter months. Now you can Netflix & chill with a homemade pizza that you don't have to feel guilty about.
Here's how it's made:
- Pre-made pizza dough (great options at Whole Foods & Trader Joes)
- 3 oz shredded cheese (recommend mozzarella)
- 4 oz cubed butternut squash
- 3 oz fresh* mozzarella
- 3 oz fresh figs, sliced
- 2 oz brussels sprouts, shaved
- Balsamic fig reduction
- Flour, for rolling out pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Salt and Pepper for taste
- Toss butternut squash cubes in olive oil, salt and pepper then spread across a baking sheet and bake at 400 for 40 mins (until completely cooked).
- Lightly flour your work space and roll out your pizza dough until about 1/4" thick. Place on a pizza screen.
- Spread shredded cheese across the pizza, leaving about 1/2" from the edge clean.
- Add cubed butternut squash, fresh mozzarella and figs evenly across the pizza.
- Bake at 350 for 8 minutes, until the crust is a beautiful golden brown.
- Spread shaved brussels sprouts and balsamic reduction across the pizza. Move the pizza from the screen to a pizza paddle, slice and ENJOY!
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