su-Nettle Pizza
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 1 hr

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 450° with rack on bottom. Wearing long gloves, rinse nettles well. Drain.

Step 2
2

Sizzle garlic a few seconds in 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add nettles and sauté until wilted, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. If nettles are wet, drain in a colander, pat dry, and return to pan. Gently mix nettles with 1 tbsp. more oil, the pepper, and chile flakes.

Step 3
3

Roll dough on a floured board into a 9- by 14-in. rectangle. Ease dough onto an oiled baking sheet, fixing the shape if necessary. Using fingers, roll edges of dough over to make a 1/2-in. rim.

Step 4
4

Scatter cheese, then nettles, over dough. Bake until crust is crisp, 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and cut into squares. Season with salt if you like.

Ingredients

 2 qts. (4 oz.) lightly packed stinging nettle leaves or baby spinach leaves
 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red chile flakes
 1 pound pizza dough (such as Trader Joe's)
 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  Salt (optional)

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 450° with rack on bottom. Wearing long gloves, rinse nettles well. Drain.

Step 2
2

Sizzle garlic a few seconds in 1 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add nettles and sauté until wilted, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. If nettles are wet, drain in a colander, pat dry, and return to pan. Gently mix nettles with 1 tbsp. more oil, the pepper, and chile flakes.

Step 3
3

Roll dough on a floured board into a 9- by 14-in. rectangle. Ease dough onto an oiled baking sheet, fixing the shape if necessary. Using fingers, roll edges of dough over to make a 1/2-in. rim.

Step 4
4

Scatter cheese, then nettles, over dough. Bake until crust is crisp, 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and cut into squares. Season with salt if you like.

Nettle Pizza