Simple Supper Friday: Destructed Pesto Meatza
You may recall (or maybe you don’t) my meatza post from my very early days of blogging (or earlier I should say since I feel like I’m still in my early days). Meatza is delicious, simple and versatile, but a way to make it even simpler is to destruct it … take it apart, destroy its form. That is just what I did for today’s ‘Simple Supper Friday’ meal.
I decided to use pesto sauce, rather than tomato because I had some fresh basil that I needed to use up pronto! I didn’t really follow any sort of recipe or measurements for my pesto, but here’s what I did (roughly):
- To the food processor, add two cloves of garlic, about 1/2 – 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, about 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, about two to three tablespoons of walnuts, and sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend everything together until all the ingredients are ground up and well incorporated.
- Taste and adjust any ingredients if necessary.
- Set aside.
For the meat and toppings part of the meatza, I used:
- Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb ground turkey thighs
- 1 C crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 zucchini, cut into quarter slices
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- 1 head of kale, chopped
- Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey and mix around in the pan, breaking up the chunks of meat.
- After a minute or two, add the mushrooms and zucchini to cook with the browning meat. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the meat is browned, add the chopped tomatoes. I also added several sliced cherry tomatoes that I needed to use up. Stir well.
- Now, take the pesto and add it to the pan with the meat and veggies. Stir well and add red pepper flakes to taste.
- Serve on top of a bed of steamed kale.
- Don’t burn your mouth like I did … blow on it, let it cool! I was excited, what can I say?