The main course was an easy to prepare summer treat. The pizza came together quickly and easily while providing a refreshing summer delight.
Strawberry, Pistachio, and Goat Cheese Pizza
(from Cooking Light.com)
1 (12-ounce) prebaked pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's)
1/3 cup (3 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup trimmed watercress
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Dash of salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3 tablespoons shelled dry-roasted pistachios, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Place crust on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven; arrange goat cheese evenly over crust.
3. Combine strawberries, watercress, olive oil, juice, salt, and black pepper; toss gently to coat. Arrange strawberry mixture evenly over goat cheese. Sprinkle pizza with Parmigiano-Reggiano and nuts. Cut into 12 wedges. Serve immediately.
Dessert was an almond shortbread topped with homemade strawberry jam and a dollop of goat cheese. This dessert was made extra special by our strawberry jam, made by our mother with locally grown strawberries. Thanks Mom!!
Another wonderful meal and Wednesday night. Try out these recipes, we don't think you will be disappointed.
Enjoy these last few weeks of summer, use the great ingredients available while you can!