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Good Luck Whole Grain Pizza with Kale Pesto

Serves 6
Time 20 min
Here, black-eyed peas and kale (reputed to bring good luck!) are baked into an extra-tasty pizza. If you like, sprinkle the pie with chopped fresh basil or oregano when it comes out of the oven.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 bunch kale tough stems and ribs removed, leaves steamed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 small clove garlic chopped
  • 1 Engine 2 Plant-Strong 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
  • 2/3 cup Engine 2 Plant-Strong Classic Tomato Basil Pizza Sauce divided
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added drained and rinsed black-eyed peas
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • Crushed red chile flakes to taste
Method

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine kale, walnuts and garlic in a food processor and process until fairly smooth, scraping down sides of food processor bowl as needed.  

Spread pizza crust with 1/3 cup of the pasta sauce and dot with kale pesto. Dollop remaining 1/3 cup pasta sauce on top. Sprinkle with black-eyed peas and yeast, if using. Bake until crust is lightly browned on the edges and bottom, about 10 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve with chile flakes on the side.

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  • 1/2 bunch kale tough stems and ribs removed, leaves steamed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 small clove garlic chopped
  • 1 Engine 2 Plant-Strong 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
  • 2/3 cup Engine 2 Plant-Strong Classic Tomato Basil Pizza Sauce divided
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added drained and rinsed black-eyed peas
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • Crushed red chile flakes to taste