Tested till perfect Spinach and Ricotta Naan Pizzas
Spinach and Ricotta Naan Pizzas
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Spinach and Ricotta Naan Pizzas

Thin, fluffy naan makes an ideal no-fuss base for quick weeknight pizzas; a simple cumin-spiced spinach topping gives a nod to the flatbread's Indian heritage. Regular ready-made naan is high in sodium, but if you want to lower your intake, just switch to a sodium-reduced version, such as the one made by President's Choice.

By The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp 1tspolive oil
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspminced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp 1tspcumin seeds
  • 1 1oniononions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1 pkg 1pkg(227 g) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • 4 4garlic naan or plain naan
  • 2 2plum tomatoplum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupextra-smooth ricotta cheese
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Preparation

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, ginger and cumin seeds, stirring, for 1 minute. Add onion, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.

Stir in spinach; cook, stirring often, until wilted and no liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; remove from heat.

Arrange naan on large rimless baking sheet; divide spinach mixture among naan. Top with tomatoes; dollop ricotta cheese over top. Bake in 425 F (220 C) oven until bottoms are golden, about 15 minutes.

Change it up:  Grilled Spinach and Ricotta Naan Pizzas
Prepare pizzas as directed. Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill until bottoms are crisp and golden, 5 to 8 minutes.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 490 pro 17g total fat 14g sat. fat 5g
carb 74g dietary fibre 4g sugar 9g chol 19mg
sodium 1,436mg potassium 417mg

%RDI:

calcium 17 iron 42 vit A 66 vit C 18
folate 40
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