Kumquat & Rainbow Chard Stem Pizza

Kumquat is a small citrus fruit that resembles an orange that adds a good zesty twist to your pizza. This recipe from Keepin it Kind also has cashew hemp cheese sauce and is all about being a unique pie with a ton of healthy nutrients. 

Ingredients:
1/3 recipe pizza dough
1 recipe of Cashew Hemp Cheese
12-14 kumquats, halved and seeds removed
12-14 cherry tomatoes, halved
stems from one bunch of rainbow chard, chopped
½ orange bell pepper (or any color pepper), thinly sliced
½ cup vegetable broth
1 T olive oil
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 500.  You should have your pizza dough prepared, according to this recipe (or the pizza dough recipe of your preference), spread out into a 12-14 in circle and on your prepared pizza-cooking device of choice.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat for about 30 seconds.  Add the chard stems and the vegetable broth and sauté until liquid is gone and the stems have softened.  Add the bell pepper slices and sauté for a few more minutes.  Mix in paprika and salt and pepper to taste.  Remove from heat.
  3. Evenly spread the Cashew-Hemp Cheese Sauce on the prepared pizza crust.  Top with the chard stems & bell pepper slices, the sliced kumquats, and the sliced cherry tomatoes.  Place the pizza in the oven and cook for about 10 minutes, until the crust is golden and crisp.
  4. Slice and serve warm.  Enjoy!
Posted by Diane Araga, on July 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM