Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle is topped with delicious crispy kale and soft sweet potato, drizzled with sweet balsamic and is gluten free!
It’s the BEST DAY EVER – NATIONAL KALE DAY!! Can you tell I’m excited?? If you’re a regular reader, you know I love kale but the thing is I eat kale in so many recipes that never make it to the blog – mostly because I’m too hungry to stop and take pictures. Yesterday I had kale chips with a fried egg for breakfast – 3 cups of kale. Then last week I made a salad when a friend joined us for dinner with kale that I have to make over and over again. My kale-ness knows no bounds – I may have it once a week or for five days straight, and Mr. Bakes is very much aware of my kale obsession and how excited I am every time I get a fresh bunch from the farmer’s Market. So all my Kale lovers, happy day to you!! I’m now ranting – let’s get to this pizza.
I didn’t even know it was Kale Day when I decided to post this pizza today so I will consider this fate. I was watching a marathon of chopped last night with my dad & mom (we tried to get up after the first episode, didn’t work) and on the pizza episode one of the judges said something that is definitely true for me: “If I’m having greens on my pizza, I want them to be crispy.” I love greens in all their capacities but on my pizza, they’ve got to be crisp.
Kale seemed like the perfect (of course) green because it crisps up so well under heat and that’s when I believe it’s true flavours become to develop, although I love kale raw also. I was thinking of what would be a great base, and sweet potato came to mind. It’s soft enough to become spreadable, like a base for the pizza, and still add its sweetness to contrast with the kale and balsamic drizzle, encompassing an amazing pizza after it all.
For all those who have stuck to the traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese pizza, trust me, it’s time to break out. Unique pizzas are my favourite because you get to try flavours you already know in an entire new way that won’t be classified as the typical greasy quick dinner meal.
I added mozzarella cheese at the end but upon tasting I realised this pizza didn’t even need any cheese. I did love the flavour it brought, but nothing compared to the bite of the balsamic drizzle. I actually had to make it three times; the first time I wasn’t paying attention and it all dried up very thick, the second time I was carrying it to the freezer to cool down and I spilled hot balsamic drizzle all over my self…oh and the entire left half of the kitchen (YAY) and the third time was a charm.
The balsamic drizzle adds a welcoming flavour contrast to all the flavours currently on the pizza and to me cannot be left out. I preferred this pizza made fresh as opposed to reheated, and would eat this over and over. Try this out for National Kale Day; I promise you’ll fall in love.
Please note that this pizza can be completely personalised. You add or subtract your own portions of each ingredient.
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