Saturday, May 22, 2010

Carmelized Onion, Blue Cheese, Cilantro Pesto Pizza $4..87

Heres an old favorite of mine, that I havent made for years, mainly because cilantro is not something I cook with often or ever have on hand. However, after I made the pesto yesterday, and had about a cup remaining, I started thinking of a bunch of otherways to use he sweet, colorful, and tastey pesto. I realize in calling it a pesto, that makes many think immediately of nuts, whether it be pine, almonds, walnuts, however, I am going to forgo the nuts. Truly, "pesto" just means paste- a bunch of ingredients combined to form not so much a sauce, but a thicker, clumpier topping. I went with a basic recipe, that doesnt require tons of ingredients, nor a long process to make it. A food processor, blender, or morter and pestal(thats how it was done in olden days-yikes) to blend he pesto.

a big bunch of cilantro(about two cups).89
2 tablespoons olive oil .20
1 garlic clove .05
1 small onion chopped.20
1 tsp honey .10
salt and pepper

I put all ingredients in food processor an pulsed for less then 1 minute.

Ingredients for pizza
2 medium onions sliced in medium slices. .40
1 tablespoon olive oil .10
1 tsp brown sugar .05
10 ounces, goat, feta or blue cheese(I prefer goat, but no one in my family likes, so we went with bluecheese) $1.89
boboli pizza crust, english muffins, tortillas, flatbread, make your own crust-what ever you feel like .99

To carmelize onions:
heat oil in skillet
slowly add onion and sugar
stir constantly for 30-40 minutes, until golden. Its kinda time consuming, but worth it!

When onions are down, spread pesto on pizza crust of choice generously
add onions, cover evenly, and then top with cheese

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
*if using a boboli pizza crust, you may want to precook first for 1 minutes to get it a little crispy, because once topping is on pizza, the pizza cooks really fast and cook leave the crust tasting raw.

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