You guys know how much I love my summer pizzas! I know I just shared an old recipe a few weeks ago in one of my posts which recap[ed some of my favorite of summer recipes. This one might be up there now with some of my favorite pizzas! I am a big brussel lover and love to trying cooking with them in different ways. Any vegetable roasted usually is a big win for me, so why not add roasted brussels to a pizza?!
The sweet element of this pizza comes from dates and a little drizzle of honey on top. Dates are a perfect way for me to curb a sweet craving (type them with peanut butter… amazing!) when it arises, and tastes perfect with a charred brussel sprout. I also add caramelized onion for a little different type of sweetness. Sweet and salty has always been one of my favorite combinations, so topping the pizza with feta cheese added a salty element that put this pizza on my favorites list!
This is a perfect pizza for a relaxing summer night or to bring to a barbecue or outdoor get together! I used a whole wheat crust, but you can use whatever you like best. Happy Monday readers!
Sweet & Salty Roasted Brussel Sprout Pizza
1 pizza crust (I used a store bought whole wheat crust)
2-3 cups brussel sprouts (depending on size)
1/4 cup chopped white or yellow onion
5-6 large dates, cupped
1/3 cup feta cheese
1/4-1/3 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tsp olive oil for Brussels + 1 tsp for crust
Brussel seasonings: garlic powder (~1/2 tsp), onion powder (~1/4 tsp), black pepper (~1/8 tsp), salt (pinch!)
Pizza seasonings: black pepper (pinch), garlic powder (pinch), drizzle of honey
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Slice brussel sprouts in half. Toss lightly in olive oil and recommended seasonings. Roast brussels for about 12-15 minutes or until outside leaves start to get golden and crispy.
In a small saute pan, saute sliced onion in a little cooking spray with a pinch of black pepper. To help caramelize the onions, add a little water to the bottle of the pan. Once fully cooked and slightly brown, set aside to let cool.
Roughly chop the dates into small pieces. You can make them as big or small as you desire.
Brush the crust of your pizza with 1 tsp olive oil and a sprinkle a little black pepper and garlic powder on top. Top the pizza with roasted brussels, date pieces, cooled onion, feta cheese, and shredded mozzarella. Add a pinch of salt on top before allowing the pizza to cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and crust is crispy (still on 400 degrees). Cook the pizza on a minimally greased baking sheet or pizza stone for easier clean up.
Once the crust is crispy, remove pizza from the oven and drizzle with a little honey. Let cool before cutting into squares and serving.