Friday, April 11, 2008

White bean, goat cheese and rosemary pizza

Sometimes I wish food would just magically appear so I wouldn't have to cook. Don't get me wrong, I like cooking but by Friday evening I am ready to go out to eat or to have someone else cook for me.

Tonight I didn't feel like dining out, and no one was around to cook for me, so I either had to cook for myself or eat cereal. Not wanting to eat cereal for dinner, I whipped up my favorite wholewheat pizza dough (it's so easy to make and I always have the ingredients on hand), pureed 1 cup of of white beans with a few cloves of garlic, 1 T of chicken broth, and 1 t of olive oil and spread it over the pizza dough. Then I topped it with some thinly sliced onion (maybe half of a small onion), some thinly sliced tomato (a whole tomato), crumbled 4 oz of goat cheese on top, and sprinkled with some chopped, fresh rosemary. I seasoned it with salt and ground pepper.

It went into an oven preheated to 450 F and baked for 18 minutes.

I mixed some baby greens in olive oil and ate with some pizza.

Easy. It would be even easier if a person bought the pizza dough. Any canned white bean will do. I've made this recipe before w/ cannellinis, great northerns, and garbanzos. They all taste good. I've never met a legume I didn't love.

7 comments:

Paul said...

Your pizza sounds great!!!

Lenore said...

Oh that sounds good. I love white beans. Have you ever added any chicken to it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, making my grocery list for this week, think I will give this a try.

Vera said...

i love getting creative with pizza...

like the night I made "Clam Sauce Pizza" decadent right down to the big dallops of ricotta ...mmm

next up...carbonara pizza! mmm!

Ann said...

Your pizza dough looks like it's do-able. And the toping looks delisous.
Ann
Pospero's Kitchen

tetriskeychain@gmail.com said...

Hi. I made this Friday, it was really great. I will definitely be making this again. I was wondering, what is the reason for the tablespoon of chicken broth?

Kelly said...

The chicken broth makes the beans puree a bit smoother and also gives some flavor. You could add more or if you are a vegetarian you could omit or add water instead.