I was in the mood for a bit of kitchen experimentation this afternoon. I came up with many different pizza recipes, some more successful than others, but this Lemon, Walnut and Blue Cheese Pizza was the hands down winner. It packs a big flavor punch, and the smell of fresh lemon is lovely in the kitchen.
Lemon, Walnut and Blue Cheese Pizza
- 1 lb. pizza dough
- Zest of one lemon
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tbs. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1 large garlic clove crushed & minced
- generous pinch of kosher or sea salt
- handful roughly 1/4 cup shelled walnuts
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup crumbed blue cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper optional
Preheat oven to 425º
Stretch out dough & put on lightly oiled sheet pan.
Put zest, juice, oil, garlic, salt and thyme in sauce pan on med-high heat.
Reduce the liquid until glossy and spreadable.
Spread evenly over the dough.
Chop the walnuts.
Spread the nuts and blue cheese over the dough.
*optional grind black pepper over top
Bake until nice and crisp (approx. 25 minutes)
While this pizza is tasty hot, it is best at room temperature, so works well on buffet table.