Strawberry Mint Pesto Pizza

Nothing says summertime like a great strawberry recipe!

If you follow me on IG or FB, you know… I have mint growing out my ears. More mint that I can deal with. So far, I have been able to share with friends and neighbors, but am still left with bundles.

Mint is a hard herb for me, I can’t think of very many things to do with it. Not long ago I was standing in my local sprouts line waiting to check out and grabbed a magazine to keep me occupied. I saw this mint pesto and thought I better give it a try. Needless to say, mint pesto is now one of my go-to recipes to use up all my mint in a pinch.

You can use any ole pizza dough recipe for this, OR you can even buy some premade dough. HERE is the recipe I use, but have tweaked a tad based on my oven and taste buds.

 

Mint Pesto Sauce

3 Cups frozen peas

1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

2 Garlic cloves

3 Tbsp Grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 Cup Fresh chopped mint

Salt and Pepper to taste

Add all these to your food processor or blender. Pulse until it becomes a smooth paste. If you feel like your sauce it a little too dry, just add a tiny bit more oil. (Don’t over add the oil or you will make your crust soggy!)

 

This is a great appetizer for any summer gathering or even served as a dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream to the top, then drizzle with balsamic glaze! If you are interested in my gardening tips, follow me on IG!

 

Strawberry Mint Pesto Pizza
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A delicious summer pizza. Strawberry Mint Pesto Pizza with Ricotta cheese and a balsamic glaze.
Ingredients
  • Pizza Dough
  • Extra flour
  • One Package of strawberries sliced long ways
  • Mint Pesto
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • White sugar
Instructions
  1. Prepare pizza dough as directed.
  2. Add a thin layer pf mint pesto as the sauce to the pizza.
  3. Add bits of ricotta cheese over the pesto
  4. Cover pesto and cheese with a layer of strawberries, leaving only enough edge for a crust
  5. Bake per pizza dough directions
  6. To make balsamic glaze add ½ C of white sugar to 1 C of balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. When Pizza is done, drizzle balsamic glaze over the top and serve immediately.

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