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Zucchini Ribbon and Ricotta Pizza

 
One serving costs about $8.19 One serving costs about $8.19 One serving costs about $8.19

$8.19 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,Eastern European,European,Greek
spoonacular Score:39%

Spoonacular Score: 39%

 

The recipe Zucchini Ribbon and Ricotta Pizza could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in about about 45 minutes. For $8.19 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This main course has 1988 calories, 68g of protein, and 42g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. This recipe is liked by 6 foodies and cooks. A mixture of pine nuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 38%. Try Cherry Tomato, Zucchini Ribbon, And Burrata Pizza, Bacon Asparagus Ribbon Pizza with Zucchini Crust, and Carrot Ribbon Salad with Lavender-Ricotta Dressing for similar recipes.

Sangiovese, Barbera Wine, and Shiraz are great choices for Pizza. The best wine for pizza depends on the toppings! Red sauce pizza will call for a red wine with some acidity, such as a barberan or sangiovese. Add pepperoni or sausage and you can go bolder with a syrah. The Story Winery, Sangiovese, Estate, Shenandoah Valley with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 19 dollars per bottle.

Story Winery, Sangiovese, Estate, Shenandoah Valley

Aromas of raspberry, cherry, pie crust, tobacco and oak greet the nose. Dark cherries and raspberry predominate the palate with mild tannins and nice acidity. The finish is gentle and lasting Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Servings:
12 inch
12 inch cooked pizza crust
cooked pizza crust
0.5 cups
0.5 cups ricotta cheese
ricotta cheese
1 small
1 small zucchini
zucchini
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
2 tsps
2 tsps lemon zest
lemon zest
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
0.13 cups
0.13 cups kalamata olives
kalamata olives
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp pine nuts
pine nuts
0.25 cups
0.25 cups shredded parmesan cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
12 inch cooked pizza crust
12 inch
cooked pizza crust
0.5 cups ricotta cheese
0.5 cups
ricotta cheese
1 small zucchini
1 small
zucchini
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
2 tsps lemon zest
2 tsps
lemon zest
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
0.13 tsps
black ground pepper
0.13 cups kalamata olives
0.13 cups
kalamata olives
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1 Tbsp
pine nuts
0.25 cups shredded parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
shredded parmesan cheese

Equipment

bowl
bowl
oven
oven
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat your oven according to the pizza crust package directions. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the zucchini, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and salt and pepper. Toss to combine well. Dollop the ricotta cheese around the pizza crust and spread it out slightly. Mound the zucchini over the cheese, then sprinkle the olives evenly over the zucchini. Sprinkle on the pine nuts, then the Parmesan cheese. Bake according to the pizza crust instructions. The cheese should be slightly melted and the crust crispy.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $8.59
Ingredient
12 inches cooked pizza crust
½ cups ricotta cheese
1 small zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove
2 teaspoons lemon zest
⅛ cups kalamata olives
1 tablespoon pine nuts
¼ cups shredded parmesan cheese
Price
$30.03
$2.18
$0.34
$0.17
$0.07
$0.33
$0.19
$0.54
$0.53
$34.37

Tips

Health Tips

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1987 Calories
68g Protein
42g Total Fat
331g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1987
99%

Fat
42g
65%

  Saturated Fat
19g
123%

Carbohydrates
331g
111%

  Sugar
11g
13%

Cholesterol
19mg
7%

Sodium
3862mg
168%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
68g
136%

Iron
18mg
105%

Calcium
764mg
76%

Fiber
10g
44%

Manganese
0.3mg
15%

Phosphorus
119mg
12%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Vitamin E
0.98mg
7%

Zinc
0.8mg
5%

Vitamin A
262IU
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Magnesium
18mg
5%

Vitamin B6
0.08mg
4%

Potassium
137mg
4%

Copper
0.07mg
3%

Folate
12µg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.18µg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.17mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.31mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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