November 03, 2014

squash and cabbage pizza drizzled with tahini dressing

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 Sunday night... what to make for dinner?  After having left over cabbage, squash, and tahini dressing from the broccoli and squash salad I decided to use them for this delicious pizza.  It was so good and perfect for a family movie night!   

Servings 2 pizzas
Total Time 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

for dressing
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced 
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • coarse salt
for pizza 
  • 2 pounds of pizza dough
  • 1/2 butternut squash, diced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • course salt
  • freshly ground black pepper  
  • 1/3 small head red cabbage, 2 cups thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chopped mixed greens or spinach
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sweet chili sauce, for dipping



INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  

Add all the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.  Set aside.  


Place the squash and onion on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the squash is tender.  Set aside.


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.


Roll out pizza dough, onto a greased pan or parchment paper (paper works the best because when cooked directly on the oven rack with NO pan it still allows the moisture to escape and the bottom will brown), to preferred thickness.  Drizzle with olive oil and spread the garlic over the crust.


Top pizza with greens, squash mixture, and cabbage.  Drizzle with half of the sauce and top with parmesan cheese.


Bake the pizza for 6-8 minutes (if baking two pizzas at a time rotate them halfway through baking, using a pizza pan to slide them on and off the racks like a huge spatula).  Remove from the oven.  For a crispier crust, remove the pizza from the paper or pan and return to the oven for a couple of minutes.  Remove from the oven.


Drizzle with remaining sauce and top with cilantro.  Enjoy!!

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