Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza

Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza

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Soft, crumbly paneer and crisp capsicum are perfectly complementary in texture, colour and flavour. Understandably, they are the ideal combination to top this whole wheat pizza! Pesto sauce, made using walnuts, enhances this duo further, also pooling in abundant omega-3 fatty acids. All said, the basil leaves are perhaps the most important ingredient of the Pesto and Paneer Mini Pizza, which would not be itself without this wondrous herb.

Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza recipe - How to make Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  10 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     Makes 10 mini pizzas
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Ingredients


For The Pesto
1/4 cup roughly chopped basil leaves
1 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp olive oil
3 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum (red and yellow)
2 tbsp low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
10 tsp grated low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
10 whole wheat (gehun) mini pizza bases

For The Garnish
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Method
For the pesto

    For the pesto
  1. Combine the basil leaves, walnuts, garlic, 1 tsp of olive oil, salt and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tsp of olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the pesto paste and milk in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and keep aside.
  3. Place all the whole wheat pizza base on a baking tray and spread one portion of the pesto mixture on each pizza base.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tsp of low-fat paneer evenly over each pizza base.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes or till the base is brown.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with chilli flakes.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per mini pizza
Energy104 cal
Protein2.1 g
Carbohydrates12.4 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat4.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.5 mg

Reviews

Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza
 on 02 Jan 15 01:50 PM
5

Amazing dainty pizzas….made healthy by using low-fat paneer, Vitamin A rich basil and omega-3 fatty acid rich walnuts…baked to perfection!....capsicum gives that crunch to the recipe…
Paneer and Pesto Mini Pizza
 on 30 Dec 14 12:49 PM
5

healthy for the health conscious... low fat paneer is used for topping instead of cheese...and the pesto gives the necessary taste...so now enjoy pizza - this healthy way.