Go Back
+ servings
homemade pizza with roasted broccoli, pesto, lemons, goat cheese crumbles, and almonds on cutting board
Print

Roasted Broccoli Pesto Pizza

Pizza night, anyone? This homemade pizza is packed with good-for-you ingredients like hemp seed pesto, broccoli, almonds, goat cheese, and lemons. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for added goodness. Option to make this dairy-free and vegan by omitting the goat cheese - add an extra sprinkle of nutritional yeast instead!
Cuisine Italian
Keyword broccoli, pesto, pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough of choice - enough to make one 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1.5 cups broccoli florets (small pieces)
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese (omit for vegan recipe)
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Approx. 1-2 tbsp olive oil (to grease baking sheet)

Hemp seed pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil (about 2 large handfuls)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt + pepper (to taste)

Optional Toppings

  • Sprinkle of red pepper flakes, squeeze of lemon juice, drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle of nutritional yeast (if vegan)

Instructions

  • Prepare pizza dough/crust according to package instructions, making about a 12-inch pizza crust. Preheat oven to temperature as indicated on dough package (usually ~450F). Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and add prepared dough to baking sheet. Place dough in the oven for about 5 minutes, then remove to add toppings.
  • Meanwhile, make hemp seed pesto by adding all pesto ingredients to a food processor. Blend until a green paste forms. Adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Chop broccoli into small florets and slice 1/2 a lemon into thin slices.
  • Remove pizza from the oven, then top with hemp seed pesto (spread evenly over top with a spoon or spatula, leaving about a 3/4-inch space for the crust). Add broccoli, goat cheese, lemon slices, and chopped almonds. Ensure that ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Return pizza to the oven, and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden.
  • Once pizza is done, remove from the oven and add remaining toppings as desired, such as red pepper flakes, a squeeze of lemon juice, or an extra drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy!

Notes

*To make vegan/dairy-free - simply omit the goat cheese (the pesto does not contain dairy). Can add a sprinkle of nutritional yeast to the pizza for extra "cheesy" flavour.
*To make gluten-free - purchase a gluten free pizza crust.
*If eating the lemon peel seems like too much for you, feel free to omit from the pizza. Instead, squeeze fresh lemon over top before serving!