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

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Lavash Pizza with a Salad of Greens, Gorgonzola, and Toasted Almonds
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
529
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
  • 4 pieces of lavash bread, cut into 8 by 12-inch rectangles
  • 6 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.


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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
63%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Protein
23g
47%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
247µg
27%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.8%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
40µg
51%
Calcium
528mg
53%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
14%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
82mg
21%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
447mg
64%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
277mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.1%
Sodium
642mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.4%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%

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