Maria Menounos' Kale + Lemon Pizza

This delicious savory pie is high in protein and topped with one of the world's most nutritious greens.

March 3, 2016
kale and lemon pizza
Elise M. SInagra

After Maria Menounos left her mother's traditional Greek home-cooking for the real world of college and processed American foods, the superstar quickly gained 40 pounds—and didn't take it off until she rediscovered the importance of eating clean and cooking her own meals. 

Today, despite her round-the-clock schedule, cooking means everything to Maria, so much so that she's written a cookbook, The EveryGirl's Guide to Cooking, to help women cook their own clean, simple-to-make homemade meals, including this kale and lemon pizza.

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Serves 4 

1 pound prepared pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 ounces kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ cup shredded mozzarella
2 teaspoon pine nuts

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1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly oil large baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Using a sharp knife, cut dough in half. Stretch pieces into two 10×6-inch ovals and place on sheet.

2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add kale and garlic. Cook, stirring, until kale wilts, about 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Spread half of mixture on each pizza. Top each with half of the cheese.

3. Bake until crusts are golden and cheese is melted, about 16 minutes. Top each pizza with half of the pine nuts and season with salt and pepper. 

MORE: The Easiest Homemade Pizza Dough You'll Ever Make

This article originally published on Prevention.

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