Did Someone Say Strawberry Goat Cheese Pizza?

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Do you hear that? It’s my tears hitting the floor because local strawberry season has come to an end. So many recipes, so little appetite to eat EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. Luckily, I had time to make strawberry preserves and freeze several gallon bags to enjoy for the rest of the year…or for at least a few months. Even as we enjoyed our strawberry scones and strawberry rhubarb pie, we still needed something else; something savory and sweet but unique. Well…thanks to Stonyfield and Earthbound Farm, I found that “something” we were looking for. I present to you, Strawberry Goat Cheese Naan Pizza with Balsamic Reduction. Oh, I know…sounds all fancy, right? Good enough to serve as an apetitizer at a dinner party, but easy enough to nosh down with the family on a lovely summer night. Don’t let the numerous steps scare you away. It’s really rather simple.

Should I admit that I really wanted to add fried ham or bacon?

Enjoy!

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Did Someone Say Strawberry Goat Cheese Pizza?
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A savory sweet flatbread enjoyable on any summer day!
Ingredients
  • Naan:
  • 1 c. Unbleached Flour
  • ¼ t. Baking Powder
  • ¼ t. Sea Salt
  • ½ c. Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings:
  • 1½ TB White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1½ TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ⅛ c. Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 oz. Softened Goat Cheese
  • 2 c. Earthbound Farm Strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • Course Ground Black Pepper
  • Earthbound Farm Baby Arugula
Instructions
  1. Naan:Mix dry ingredients. Stir in yogurt until too stiff for spoon. Knead in bowl until it holds together. Turn dough out on floured surface and continue kneading for about 5 minutes until the dough feels smooth and elastic. (will go from shaggy, dry dough to smooth) Form dough into a ball and put in an oiled bowl, covered with a towel, to rest for an hour (or while you prepare the toppings.) Roll dough into an 8" circle. Place dough in a heated non-stick frying pan (or griddle) to brown the bottom. Place dough directly on oven rack under a broiler until it puffs up and browns on the top (watch carefully!!) Remove and place on baking sheet.
  2. Toppings:Make white balsamic vinaigrette: in small non-reactive saucepan, simmer white balsamic vinegar until reduced to about ¾ TB. Whish in extra virgin olive oil and set aside to cool.
  3. Make aged balsamic vinaigrette: in small non-reactive saucepan, simmer aged balsamic vinegar until reduce to about 2 t. Set aside to cool.
  4. Spread 1 oz. goat cheese on warm pizza crust, leaving ½" border. Toss strawberries with white balsamic vinaigrette; arrange strawberries evenly on goat cheese.
  5. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Remove from oven (if too much juice, blot carefully with paper towel.) Scatter pinches of remaining goat cheese on top. Drizzle with aged balsamic reduction; sprinkle with black pepper. Garnish with torn baby arugula.
Notes
**This recipe makes one 8" pizza...feel free to double, triple or quadruple.

 

2 Responses to Did Someone Say Strawberry Goat Cheese Pizza?
  1. Amelia
    July 1, 2013 | 12:00 AM

    This is such a unique idea and wow- it looks good!!

    • Toni
      July 1, 2013 | 10:04 AM

      Thanks Amelia! Was so much more flavorful than I imagined!

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