Healthy Eating: Kale, Red Onion, And Pistachio Pizza

Recipes And Photos By Sonja And Alex Overhiser

Perfect Pizza Dough

(Makes 1 pizza)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp instant yeast
1/4 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of kosher salt
2/3 cup warm water
A pinch of cornmeal


1. Combine ingredients in a stand mixer, saving a little water.
2. Stir until loose dough forms. If it’s too dry, add extra water; if it’s too sticky, add a pinch of flour.
3. Start the mixer low, gradually increasing to medium speed until a ball forms, about 30 seconds, then allow it to knead for eight minutes at medium-high.
4. Using floured hands, mould dough into a boule-shape. Set on a floured surface and dab with a little olive oil.
5. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise, about 45 minutes to one hour.
6. After the dough has risen, shape it into a circle. Drape the dough over your knuckles and rotate, allowing gravity to stretch it.

Kale, Red Onion, and Pistachio Pizza

This recipe offers everything you love about a slice of ‘za without the pesky bad-for-you fats and calories you hate.

Nutritional Information (per slice)
Calories: 203
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 28 g
Fat: 7 g

(Makes 8 slices)

1 pizza dough
3 garlic cloves, minced
1⁄2 red onion, finely sliced
6–8 kale leaves, stems removed, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup pistachios, chopped
1⁄2 cup crushed San Marzano tomatoes
1 cup Italian blend or mozzarella cheese, shredded
Olive oil
Kosher salt

1. Prepare the pizza dough using the recipe above. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F.
2. In a small skillet, heat a few drizzles of olive oil, then add the kale and sauté, stirring for several minutes until the kale is wilted.
3. When the oven is ready, stretch the dough into a circle. Pull the pizza stone out of the oven and carefully place the dough on top of it.
4. Thinly spread the crushed tomatoes over the dough, then add the garlic, vegetables, and pistachios.
5. Sprinkle with a dash of kosher salt and transfer the pizza to the oven. Bake until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about five to seven minutes.

Bonus tip: Topping this pie with pistachios is a surefire way to curb your appetite. Researchers have found that these nutrient-dense nuts can increase satiety and help control body weight.

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