Grilled Lamb Pizza with Basil-Mint Pesto, Roasted Garlic, Olives, and Arugula
Recipe from Chef Jim Botsacos, Molyvos (New York)
Pizza reinvented! This one with mouth-watering mint added to make a pesto that pairs perfectly with lamb.
- Pizza2 prepared and/or partially baked pizza crusts (10- to 12-inch)
- 1/2 cup Basil-Mint Pesto, divided
- 6 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced, divided
- 1/4 cup pitted and sliced Kalamata olives, divided
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled, divided
- 16 cloves roasted garlic, divided
- 14 cherry tomatoes, halved, divided
- 1/2 lb lamb leg or shoulder, grilled and thinly sliced, divided
- 1/4 cup grated kefalotiri or Pecorino Romano cheese, divided
- 2 cups loosely packed arugula leaves, stems removed
- 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Basil-Mint Pesto (makes about 1/2 cup)1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup arugula
- 1/4 cup grated kefalotiri or Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 Tbs pine nuts
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- PizzaSpread 1/4 cup pesto on each pizza crust to within 1-inch of edge. Top each with tomato slices. Sprinkle each with olives, feta, roasted garlic cloves, and cherry tomatoes.
- Bake pizzas in 475°F oven for 6 to 8 minutes until feta cheese is melted and pizza crust is lightly browned. Remove pizzas from oven and top with slices of lamb and Kefalotiri or Pecorino Romano cheese.
- Toss arugula with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Divide and pile in center of each pizza.
- Basil-Mint Pesto (makes about 1/2 cup)Combine all ingredients in food processor and puree.
Calories from Fat 188 (43%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrate 41g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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