Passover has been over for a while now, and if you’re like me, you need to figure out what to do with all that extra matzoh, because goodness knows it’s pretty much inedible at this point, but I hate throwing out good food. So try whipping up this gourmet matzoh pizza (I call it gourmet because involves goat cheese, not because it actually involves any hard work). For those of you who don’t have extra matzoh lying around, I’m sure this recipe would work great on a regular pizza crust. This recipe can easily be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese. I apologize, I was really hungry when I made this, so I didn’t manage to get any great pictures before chowing down.
Prep time: about 10-15 min.
Cook time: about 10 min.
Serves: 1 (recipe can be easily doubled, tripled etc. to serve many)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (depending on our garlic tolerance)
- 2.5 cups kale, not packed down, stems removed
- 1 piece whole-wheat matzoh
- Tomato sauce of your choice
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese
- medium handful of canned and pitted black olives, halved
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic. Put on low.
- While the garlic is heating, place the kale in a bowl and message it. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT! Often, people only massage kale if they’re eating it raw, but I find that it really improves the taste when you cook it. To massage the kale: place it in a bowl, and push it, just as if you were giving it a back massage. After about 2 min., the kale should be a darker green, fragrant, and a bit less tough.
- Once the garlic has just started to brown (about 2-3 min.) add the kale
- Cook kale until it wilts (about 5 min.)
- While the kale is cooking, lay out the matzoh on a cookie sheet. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the matzoh.
- Use your fingers to break up goat-cheese into clumps, and spread semi-evenly around the pizza.
- Add cooked kale to the matzoh.
- Top the pizza with olives.
11. Bake for 10 min., or until the kale becomes dark and crispy
Note: the goat cheese will not really melt, it will just get nice and warm. I think the heterogeneity of the spread of goat cheese adds to the charm of this dish.
Happy Belated Passover :).