I've made this recipe three times. The first time I used the pesto andmy 5yr old didn't take to it so I made another pizza wo the pesto and it turned out just as good. I also used spinach which use alot of instead of lettuce.
From EatingWell: September/October 2009
Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery tasteâ€”for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper.
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Great recipe as I love anything with pesto. I used wheat flat bread instead, substituted mushrooms for arugula, and added red pepper flakes and shrimp. It was so yummy! Will be making it quite a bit.
I find it humorous that broccoli is considered "unconventional" for pizza.... in our house if it is a vegetable it belongs on pizza.... combinations are limitless!
My only change to this recipe was to use spinach instead of argula and it was fantastic just as the recipe was written. After reading some of the other comments and suggestions, i will definitely try it again with extra additions!
I just tossed raw broccoli florets with a bit of olive oil, then topped the crust with roasted garlic (spread with a knife), , sliced grape tomatoes (squeezed to get the seeds out), cheese, the broccoli, onions, dried oregano & red pepper flakes, then when the pizza is done, I take it out and spread the arugula (also tossed with olive oil and parm cheese) on top and put it back in the oven for less than one minute. This keeps the arugula bright green (and the broccoli too) and preserves much more of the nutrients.