Roast Veggie Pizza

We all know that eating enough vegetables is important, but only 1 in 10 Australians are actually meeting the recommended amount each day! In addition, over a third of the average Australian’s daily energy intake is coming from foods that are energy dense and a poor source of nutrients. Try these roast veggie pizzas as a veggie-packed, family-friendly alternative to the traditional takeaway.
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Details
  • Serves 2
  • 13 Ingredients
  • 1 Hour Cook
  • Medium
Nutrition
  • Energy 1677kJ
  • Protein 14.6g
  • Fat (total) 16.3g
  • - Saturated Fat 3g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 43.7g
  • Fibre 10.5g
  • Sodium 434mg

Ingredients

100g butternut pumpkin, sliced thinly

cooking-oil spray

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 small brown onion (80g), chopped finely

1 clove garlic, crushed

250g (8 ounces) cherry tomatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

2 x 67g (2-ounce) wholemeal pita pockets

1 small zucchini (90g), sliced into ribbons

100g kale, trimmed, shredded

¼ cup (60g) reduced-fat ricotta, crumbled

1½ tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

2 tablespoons small basil leaves, extra

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Place pumpkin on one tray; spray with cooking oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until softened.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 4 minutes or until softened. Add tomato; stir to combine. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in the basil.
  4. Arrange pita pockets on remaining oven tray. Spread with tomato mixture; top with pumpkin, zucchini and kale. Bake for 15 minutes or until bases are crisp.
  5. Top pizzas with ricotta, nuts and extra basil before serving. Season with pepper.

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

Use a vegetable peeler, mandolin or V-slicer to slice the zucchini into ribbons.

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Provider Acknowledgement

Image and recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly, Diabetes, Food For Life by arrangement Bauer Books, a division Bauer Media Australia. Copyright © 2017

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