Lavash Pizza with a Salad of Greens, Gorgonzola, and Toasted Almonds

Lavash Pizza with a Salad of Greens, Gorgonzola, and Toasted Almonds
Staff Writer
California Almonds

Use lavash, a thin Persian flatbread to make this quick and appealing pizza, which also boasts almonds, Gorgonzola cheese, and lots of greens.

Recipe courtesy of California Almonds

4
Servings
1922
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  whole blanched almonds
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  white wine vinegar
  • 3  Tablespoons  extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • pieces of lavash bread, cut into 8 by 12-inch rectangles
  • ounces grated mozzarella cheese
  • 8  Cups  baby salad greens
  • 4  Ounces  Gorgonzola or other blue-veined cheese, crumbled

Directions

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake until light golden (if using blanched), 8 to 10 minutes. Chop the almonds coarsely (this can be done several hours in advance). Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. This can be done several hours in advance. Five to ten minutes before serving, place one sheet of the lavash on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven until it just begins to take on a light golden color, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated mozzarella onto the top distributing evenly. Place the lavash in the oven again and bake until the cheese is melted and the lavash is golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.

In the meantime, toss the salad greens and almonds with the vinaigrette. When the lavash is golden and crisp, remove from the oven and top with one-quarter of the salad. Sprinkle with one-quarter of the Gorgonzola onto the top. Cut into squares or rough shapes and serve immediately. Repeat with the remaining ingredients making 4 lavash pizzas in total.


Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
53g
59%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
367g
100%
Protein
63g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
262mg
26%
Choline, total
97mg
23%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
233mg
73%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
15mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
989mg
100%
Selenium, Se
68µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1902mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Lavash Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Lavash Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

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