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Fennel Pizza with White Bean Purée

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Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Thanks so much for all of your nice comments about Sebb. He was a well-loved cat and he is missed. His feline diabetes, however, is not. To both cheer me up and acknowledge the fact that we no longer have to be at home at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm to administer insulin, Gist and I headed out to Western Mass. for the weekend where we enjoyed my favorite food:

Day 99 - Saturday, April 10th 2010 - Paradise City

Pizza, it’s what’s for dinner.

This pizza couldn’t be easier to make. The “sauce” is a rich white bean purée and the topping is roasted fennel and a bit of grated cheese. I happen to love fennel, but if you don’t, you could substitute any roasted vegetable you like for the topping.

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Puree

Fennel Pizza with White Bean Purée
Recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Planet

  • 1 large fennel bulb
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves minced (mine were whole)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1.5 cups cooked white beans
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • Pizza dough
  • Cornmeal

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Slice the fennel, toss it with olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast it for 10 – 15 minutes.  Turn the oven heat up to 550 degrees.

Meanwhile, put the white beans, garlic,  lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water, and salt and pepper into the bowl of your food processor or blender and blend the mixture – don’t over-blend,  it should have some texture.

Spread the purée onto your pizza crust, top with the roasted fennel and cheese, and bake until golden and delicious, about 10 minutes.

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Author: Marianne

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my adventures in car-lite living, the food I cook and eat, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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