Naan Pizzas with Broccoli Pesto and Arugula Salad
Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Randy Mon
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 45 mins
AuthorBonnie Joy, Alameda, CA

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 400°. Start pesto: Toast nuts on a baking sheet in oven 4 to 5 minutes. Steam or simmer broccoli until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, and pat dry.

Step 2
2

Pulse nuts, broccoli, parsley, garlic, and oil in a food processor until almost smooth. Add parmesan and salt; pulse to blend. Set aside.

Step 3
3

Start salad: Combine onion, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside.

Step 4
4

Make pizza: Put naan on baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Brown sausage in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, breaking into chunks, 8 to 10 minutes. Spread naan with pesto, then arrange sausage, peppers, olives, and a layer of manchego on top.

Step 5
5

Bake until cheese softens, 8 minutes. Add arugula and oil to vinegar mixture. Toss to coat; arrange over pizzas.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

  PESTO
 1/3 cup walnut pieces
 2 cups broccoli florets
 2 cups coarsely chopped curly parsley
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  SALAD and pizzas
 1/2 cup slivered red onion
 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/8 teaspoon pepper
 4 naan breads (3 oz. each)
 3/4 pound Italian turkey sausages, casings removed
 1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers
 8 pitted kalamata olives, quartered
 3/4 cup manchego cheese shaved with a vegetable peeler
 2 cups lightly packed baby arugula
 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 400°. Start pesto: Toast nuts on a baking sheet in oven 4 to 5 minutes. Steam or simmer broccoli until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, and pat dry.

Step 2
2

Pulse nuts, broccoli, parsley, garlic, and oil in a food processor until almost smooth. Add parmesan and salt; pulse to blend. Set aside.

Step 3
3

Start salad: Combine onion, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside.

Step 4
4

Make pizza: Put naan on baking sheet; bake until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Brown sausage in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, breaking into chunks, 8 to 10 minutes. Spread naan with pesto, then arrange sausage, peppers, olives, and a layer of manchego on top.

Step 5
5

Bake until cheese softens, 8 minutes. Add arugula and oil to vinegar mixture. Toss to coat; arrange over pizzas.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Naan Pizzas with Broccoli Pesto and Arugula Salad