Saturday, April 13, 2013

Southwestern Spinach Pizza

Nice and green with a little tang and spice.  Don't skip the pickled peppers unless you really can't stand the heat - they are really good here.

To quickly steam spinach for an application like this, I rinse it well and put in a large microwaveable bowl with a plate covering and cook for 1-2 minutes on high.

1 14-inch pizza crust
olive oil
2-3 oz. shredded mozzarella
1/4 lb spinach, stemmed and lightly steamed
1/4 cup salsa (spiciness to your taste)
2-3 Tbsp sliced pickled hot peppers
2 oz. sharp cheddar, in small cubes or slices

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Lightly paint the pizza crust with olive oil.

Spread the mozzarella over the pizza crust, then top with the spinach.  Dab with salsa and sprinkle with hot peppers and cheddar.  Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crust is done and cheese begins to brown.

Serves 3-4.

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