Roasted Cherry Tomato and Spinach Jackfruit Pizza

Photo by Michelle Nunes

Issue 1, 2017

  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups green jackfruit, drained and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves removed from the stem
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 6-8 spinach leaves
  • 1 medium pizza dough, fresh or store bought (whole wheat for more nutrition)

Direction

Topping

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, roast for 8-10 mins. Remove from oven.
  3. Pour 3 tbsp olive oil into a skillet. Sauté chopped jackfruit for 3 to 4 mins. over medium heat, then add one tsp of the thyme leaves. Sauté for 4-5 mins.

Pizza Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Roll out dough according to manufacturer’s instructions. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Spread ¾ to 1 cup sauce on the dough.
  4. Spread generously with sautéed jackfruit. Sprinkle with 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella or cheese of your choice.
  5. Top with roasted tomatoes and a few leaves of spinach. Drizzle with remaining tbsp of olive oil.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 mins. until golden.
  7. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese when out of the oven, if desired.

Adrienne's Notes

  • Top your pizza with ripe, delicious jackfruit. Just add pieces of chopped, ripe jackfruit when you add your tomato and spinach toppings.

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-By Adrienne Murray-Nunes

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