Justin's Almond Butter Pesto Pizza
 
Pesto made with almond butter. It's as smart and creamy as it sounds.
Ingredients
  • Pesto
  • 2 c. basil, loosely packed
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/3 c. parmesan, grated
  • 2 tbsp. Justin's Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • kosher salt and cracked pepper, to taste
  • Pizza
  • 16 oz. pizza dough, homemade or purchased
  • 2/3 c. mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • cornmeal
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place pizza steel or stone in the oven, if using.
  2. Prepare the pesto. In a food processor or high powered blender, combine all pesto ingredients and blitz until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the pizza. Using a pizza paddle or the underneath side of baking sheet, toss a small handful of cornmeal onto the surface to keep dough from sticking. Toss or roll out dough. Spread a couple spoonfuls of pesto over the surface. Using the back of a spoon, spread it out evenly, leaving a 1" crust. Add mozzarella and tomato slices.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until crust begins to golden and cheese melts.
  5. Allow to cool at least a minute before slicing pizza.
Notes
Homemade crust recipe coming soon! Looking for a good prepared crust? Julianna recommends Whole Food's wheat crust. I second that. It's super flavorful.
Recipe by The Faux Martha at https://www.thefauxmartha.com/2016/03/02/justins-almond-butter-pesto/