Dine With Diana: Easy Earth Day Veggie Pizza

As I ponder Earth Day, I think about how it’s a shame we’ve narrowed it down to just one day. Shouldn’t everyday be Earth Day?
I want my kids and grandkids and beyond to enjoy this Earth. I do recycle fairly diligently and I eat a “vegan- ISH” diet. But I could do more. We could do more.
So, for today’s Dine with Diana, I thought the perfect way to combine Earth Day with an easy-to-make and family-friendly recipe was to go with veggie pizzas. After all, who doesn’t love pizza, Earth Day or any day? 

I hope you use your own family’s tastes, local and season ingredients and have fun creating your own Earth Day pizza with your family.

What did you make? Comment below and let me know how it went!Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Xo,
Diana

* Thanks to EcoSalon and Eating Well for inspiring this post.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  • 2 cups chopped organic broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 ounces arugula, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly group pepper
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese

Preparation:

  • Position oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook broccoli and water in a large skillet over medium heat, covered, until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in arugula and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread pesto evenly over the crust, top with the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until crispy and golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
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