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Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
- 4 oz rapini (about 1/4 bunch)
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1/4 cup stone-ground whole-grain yellow cornmeal
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 26 1/2 oz boxed, jarred or BPA-free canned diced tomatoes, with juices (TRY: Pomi Chopped Tomatoes)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh basil
- Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Juice 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 16 oz (1 lb) whole-wheat pizza dough
- 1/4 cup pitted and chopped Kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes, dry-packed
- 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese, strained through a double-layered cheesecloth-lined colander
- 3 tbsp low-fat fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Prepare rapini: In a medium pot, bring lightly sea-salted water to a boil. Trim 1 inch off the end of each rapini stem; immerse rapini into water and blanch for about 30 seconds. Drain and refresh in ice water and chop into 1-inch-long pieces. (NOTE: You should end up with about 2 cups rapini after blanching, draining and chopping.)
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Mist a large parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Dust sheet with cornmeal.
- Prepare sauce: In a food processor, pulse garlic, tomatoes and juices, basil, salt and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, toss rapini with lemon juice and pepper flakes.
- With lightly floured hands, stretch dough to cover entire baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of sauce over top. Top with rapini, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and dollops of ricotta. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until bottom is golden brown.
Nutrients Per Serving (1/8 pizza): Calories: 222, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 34 g, Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 11 g, Sodium: 247 mg, Cholesterol: 12 mg