A fabulous summer flavor with fresh corn and pesto pizza!
Being from the Midwest, both of us grew up with corn being a major part of our summer, picking corn from our gardens or stopping by the farm stand before dinner. Both of us have memories of sitting out on the deck shucking corn and looking forward to chomping down a bunch of cobs around the dinner table.
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Corn and Pesto Pizza
Sweet corn is a major staple of Nebraska, where we live, and we see fields of it wherever we go! This is a standard veggie that we buy every year, especially local sweet corn!
Most of the time we east corn on the cob with just straight salt, pepper and butter. We wanted to try something different with this recipe!
We decided that we had to find a cool way to use corn. We’ve been into making some really great pizzas with some of the greens from our garden as well as some of fantastic local cheese we get from the Omaha Farmer’s Market. And so was born this corn and pesto pizza.
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For the Pesto
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup pesto
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cloves garlic
For the Pizza
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup corn (about 2 cobs, kernels cut off) sear for a few minutes in 1 Tbsp butter
- Shredded Cheese
- Salt, pepper and garlic
- 1 cup sausage, browned
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Pizza Dough - use either store bought or your favorite homemade recipe
For the Pizza
Preheat oven to 350°.
Roll out the pizza dough, top with a drizzle of olive oil.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and granulated garlic on top.
Place sausage on top of dough, spread out. Place teaspoonfuls of pesto atop the sausage, spaced well.
Spoon the corn kernels over the top, top with cheese, and place in the oven.
For the Pesto
Combine basil, garlic and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Add 1/2 cup of olive oil and process until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper, add lemon juice.
Add in cheese and blend until smooth. Add extra olive oil if needed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192 Total Fat: 15.8g Saturated Fat: 4.7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 332mg Carbohydrates: 6.1g Fiber: 0.9g Sugar: 1.9g Protein: 6.1g
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