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What goes well on pesto pizza?

Asked by Zajvhal (314 points ) February 18th, 2010

I’m making a whole wheat pizza crust with pesto sauce and am wondering what veggies would go well…any suggestions? On hand I“ve got canned artichoke hearts, portabello and regular mushrooms, frozen spinach, black olives, onions, carrots…anyone have experience with how these flavors would mix?

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EmpressPixie's avatar

Think of things that you’d like in a pasta with pesto sauce. Personally, I think artichoke hearts, onions, and spinach would be best. Or just tomatoes and fresh mozzarella if you don’t mind picking up some stuff.

Likeradar's avatar

Mushrooms and spinach are great with pesto.

Have any baby shrimp or broccoli? Those are good with pesto pizza too.

marinelife's avatar

I would think that artichoke hearts, portobello mushrooms, black olives would all be excellent. I might consider some thinly sliced red onion too.

CMaz's avatar

My lips.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Crust, cheese, pesto, and tomato slices would be perfect for me.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I would add some bell peppers and some Frank’s Red Hot. Yum.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

What doesn’t go well on pesto pizza?

Just kidding. I personally like tomatoes, cheese, and chicken.

Cruiser's avatar

All the ingredients sound great but I would switch out carrots with tomatoes and add sliced garlic…but that is just me!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Ooh… garlic. Definitely a good idea. I’d keep the tomatoes, though. :)

Cruiser's avatar

@Dr_Dredd So would I…I made a goof there with the carrots and corrected it because of your comment!! Thanks ga!

CMaz's avatar

Waiting for my pizza.

This is making me hungry!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I say drop a chocolate cake on top of it and call it done! :))

erichw1504's avatar

@ChazMaz Your lips? What, are you trying to suck on it? I’d prefer my teeth munching down on it.

erichw1504's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille The breakfast of champions!

CMaz's avatar

@erichw1504- Your lips do not come in contact with your food?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@erichw1504 -That’s correct!
@ChazMaz-I can gulp a choclate cake down like a Scooby snack!No lips required.LOL!Top that!

CMaz's avatar

Ah, so you are a gulper? Wink wink

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz-No,I am Bond….James Bond.Was he a gulper?

SeventhSense's avatar

My God do I have to bring you all to NY to find out what real pizza is? Whole wheat? Vegetables? BLASPHEMY!!!

erichw1504's avatar

@ChazMaz Nope, I eat like a rabid bunny on steroids.

SeventhSense's avatar

@erichw1504
I think I saw you in a nightmare.

AstroChuck's avatar

Pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, crushed red pepper, and my mouth.

erichw1504's avatar

@SeventhSense He’s actually my brother.

SeventhSense's avatar

@erichw1504
Well he’s a better wingman than
Donny Darko. It’s easier to look good next to the bunny.

Zajvhal's avatar

oo…all great ideas thanks everybody!!! Feel free to drop by to share! ;p

@SeventhSense I’m from NY, so I do know what real pizza is, and I totally understand your horror…maybe I should have put in in quotes “pizza,”

downtide's avatar

I dunno about carrots on a pizza but everything else you mentioned, I’d eat. Together, even. I like a bit of extra kick so I’d also throw on a few capers or chilli flakes. Oh and skip the frozen spinach and use fresh instead.. When frozen spinach thaws, there’s a LOT of water comes out of it and it’ll make the crust soggy.

Ricotta cheese, or feta cheese, would go well with this too.

Can I come round for dinner?

pear_martini's avatar

chicken and ricotta cheese

YARNLADY's avatar

I would par boil the carrots first, or put them in the microwave to soften, but it all sounds great to me. Thaw out the spinach first and squeeze the water out of it.

SeventhSense's avatar

Carrots on Pizza? What is this bizarro world?

Zajvhal's avatar

@SeventhSense No…not quite…I’m in the same solar system as bizarro world, but 1 planet closer to our sun. I kinda like carrots in a lot of things…omelets, pastas, juice…they’re really good for you…and just so darn pretty!!!

SeventhSense's avatar

@Zajvhal
Too much sugar content when paired with marinara but I guess with the pesto it would be okay.
This whole thread is turning my world upside down. The fabric of my psyche is unraveling with every response.
ok maybe that started before this question

erichw1504's avatar

Nekked ladies!

bookish1's avatar

Artichoke hearts!

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