Pesto, goat cheese and rocket pizza

    20 min

    This is a super-delicious pizza without tomato sauce! Pesto sauce is used instead, which is topped with goat's cheese, tomato, garlic and rocket. It's the perfect combination of flavours and textures.

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    Makes: 8 

    • 1 unbaked pizza base
    • 6 tablespoons pesto sauce
    • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
    • 225g herbed goat cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 20g fresh rocket leaves
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven according to pizza base package instructions.
    2. Dab pesto onto the centre of the pizza base, and spread toward the outer edges. Cut the goat cheese into thin coins and spread or crumble across the pizza base. Arrange tomato slices over goat cheese. Sprinkle with garlic. Brush the base edges lightly with olive oil.
    3. Place pizza directly on preheated oven rack. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the pizza edges are golden.
    4. After taking pizza out of the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. After a couple of minutes, cover the pizza with a few handfuls of rocket. Cut, serve and enjoy!

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    This was delicious! I mixed two cups of arugula with some lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh ground pepper before chopping it up as the topping so it's less messy to cut and eat. YUM! Very savory recipe.  -  20 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This pizza was DELICIOUS! We absolutely loved it! I actually used spinach because that is all I had on hand, and it went wonderfully with the goat cheese! And the tomatoes were an excellent touch. I will definitely save this recipe and make it over and over again!!  -  09 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was DELICIOUS! I used a classic pesto recipe on top of a homemade unbaked crust, then a creamy cottage cheese in place of goat cheese (How much better it could be with the goat cheese!) and then grape tomatoes sliced thin. THEN, I sauteed the arugula (2 or 3 cups) in some olive oil and butter and placed that on top of the pizza before baking it. It was so good. Had leftovers for lunch today. I can't wait to make this again with goat cheese!  -  29 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)