One of my favorite food flavor combinations is sweet and salty. I had a salad one time that had pears, walnuts, and bleu cheese that was surprisingly good. The other night I was in the mood for something similar but unfortunately they don’t make bleu cheese in a dairy-free version for The Kid.
Even if they did, I’d put money on it that she wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole due to the smell. 😉 They do however make a vegan provolone cheese so I’d call that the next best thing since sliced… err… cheese. I had to go there.
Pear Prosciutto Provolone Pizza (AKA 3P Pizza)
- 1 whole wheat thin pizza crust
- Garlic salt, optional
- 1/2 ripe pear, sliced
- 2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
- 2 slices provolone cheese
- 1/4 cup (30g) chopped walnuts
- 1 cup chopped kale
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza crust on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Spray the crust lightly with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, if desired.
Arrange the pear slices in a pretty pattern on the crust and add the prosciutto and cheese. I just tore the slices into bits and arranged them on top as I went. Just go with the pizza topping flow here.
Sprinkle on the walnuts. Lower the oven temperature to 425 degrees and bake the pizza for about 10 minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese has melted. Remove from oven and top with the chopped kale. Slice and enjoy.
Makes 2 servings at approximately 456 calories each – 17g protein, 65g carbs and 23g fat. If you want only 1/4 of the pizza, you can cut those numbers in half. I was having a high carb day, so I ate the entire serving. 🙂
- I get my pizza crusts at Target and like the whole wheat thin crust the best. There are several other varieties to choose from if you prefer a different type. You can also make your own.
- I used vegan provolone slices made by Daiya. You can sub in real provolone in its place but your nutritional details will be slightly different.
In case you are wondering, I am (obviously) not vegan but I actually prefer vegan cheese. I know, right! Weird of me, but true. It’s tasty, healthy, and it melts just like the real thing. Plus it’s better for the ethical treatment of cows so I’d call that a win win. So I rarely buy real cheese now if the vegan options are available.
I used the pear cheese combination to make a pizza and added walnuts and prosciutto ham to round out the toppings. It was like having my very own healthy California Pizza Kitchen right in my own home but much cheaper and the wait wasn’t as long.
If you’re looking for another great pizza idea, try the one I made with bacon marmalade or there’s one with a cauliflower crust you can try. It was pretty awesome too. What’s the weirdest pizza topping creation you’ve tried?