Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza
Swiss Chard & Creamy Almond Ricotta Pizza is such a fun way of eating Swiss chard. It may also be an inviting way to introduce Swiss chard to the kiddos, those who haven’t had Swiss chard yet or those who aren’t that fond of greens yet.
This pizza with the Swiss chard and creamy almond ricotta mix is so lush, deliciously light, healthy, and has a rich decadent taste. Almond ricotta becomes even creamier when its is baked on the pizza under the chard. After the pizza is baked, the Swiss chard, the Creamy Almond Ricotta and the crust become one as a good pizza should.
I love making something completely different from leftovers of a dish. Pizza is one of my go-to dishes with certain leftovers. The Swiss Chard & Persimmon Sautee is the leftover greens used here and is the inspiration behind this pizza. It’s perfect as an appetizer and also as a companion to soup and/or salad. Nutmeg and black pepper give a spicy lift and the persimmon pieces added on top give it a brightness, freshness and vibrant color (the heat will deepen the orange). The persimmon pieces can be placed on before baking or right after baking. Baking the persimmons on the pizza will soften them more both in texture and in taste. When I bring this dish to some else’s house I put on before to make it easier. Either way this Swiss chard and creamy almond ricotta pizza is a lovely way to start the evening.
Tools Used in this Recipe
- bake sheet lined with parchment paper
- flexible spatula
- cutting board
- chef knife
- serving plate or board