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Pizza with Carrot Greens Pesto and Yellow Squash

Pizza with Carrot Greens Pesto and Yellow Squash

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Makes 2-4 servings


  • 16 oz refrigerated pizza dough
  • 3/4 carrot greens, washed
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/3 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 yellow squash, cut into thin slices
  • 1 roma tomato, cut into thin slices
  • 6 slices fresh mozzarella


1. Preheat oven to 475°F and meanwhile, roll out your pizza dough. Place the dough on a perforated pan or sheet pan. Set aside.
2. In a food processor, combine the carrot greens, tomato, pine nuts, garlic, crushed pepper and salt. Pulse until ground up then with the processor on, stream in the olive oil.
3. Place the pesto in a small bowl and fold in the parmesan cheese and set aside.
4. To assemble the pizza, spoon on the pesto, leaving 1⁄2 inch around the edge of the dough bare and layer on the squash, tomatoes and mozzarella.
5. Top with more grated parmesan and cook for 12-­15 minutes.
Recipe by Alexe Lawrence of