New York Pesto Pizza Recipe

I am heading to New York then on to Omega Institute this week. In honor of New York pizza, here is our pesto pizza recipe. Pesto is a great alternative to tomato sauce. Pesto has healthy fat to combine with the starch of the crust.


  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Arrowhead mills gluten free pizza crust mix
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella

Pesto Directions

  1. Place the toasted pine nuts in Emulsifying Blender
  2. Add in the garlic and a pinch of kosher salt and combine.
  3. Mix in the basil and Parmesan.
  4. Stir in the olive oil and season with pepper.

Follow directions for pizza crust

Pizza Directions

  1. Spread the pesto over the dough, leaving 1-inch around the edge to form a crust.
  2. Top with the onion and tomato slices and season with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Scatter the olives all over the pizza and top with the fresh mozzarella.
  4. Slide the pizza onto the stone and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.