Fruit and cheese is a winning combo so it's no surprise this Kale and Nectarine Pizza is a real crowd pleaser! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs.

Kale and Nectarine Pizza

You’d put grapes on your cheeseboard so why not nectarine on a pizza? Scroll down for my recipe for Kale and Nectarine Pizza! 

I know, I know. If someone said the words “fruit pizza” to you it would probably conjure up imagines of dessert pizzas topped with Nutella and strawberry. Nectarine and kale probably wasn’t the flavour combination you were expecting.

When I first told Jon about my idea for a new pizza recipe he pulled a face. He loves nectarines, and he loves pizza. It just seems he wasn’t convinced about combining the two. Still, I knew better and it didn’t take too long to convince him.

Recipe for success

Dough

I started off this recipe with a simple wholemeal pizza dough. I used to always use a white flour dough but you get so much more texture and flavour from a wholemeal base. And if it’s healthier for you on account of all the fibre then that’s a plus!

Sauce

There’s no real magic in the tomato topping. I like to keep things simple with a good quality passata which I add a few dried herbs to (basil and oregano a must).

Make sure you get a good quality passata. You don’t want anything too bitter!

Fruit and cheese is a winning combo so it's no surprise this Nectarine and Kale Pizza is a real crowd pleaser! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs.

Cheese

Things start to get really good when you move to the cheese. For me a pizza isn’t a pizza if it doesn’t have some mozzarella on it. This mild, creamy cheese is the perfect base for bolder flavours. You also can’t deny that its wonderful stringy texture makes eating the pizza all the more fun.

But, I didn’t stop there. To balance out the sweet nectarines I knew I’d need to add another cheese. I didn’t want to overpower the nectarine, I just wanted to compliment it so I went for a soft and salty goats cheese. It melted into these wonderful puddles of savouriness (is that even a word?!)) Taking a bite with both nectarine and goats cheese is just dreamy.

Fruit

To give the nectarine a bit more character grilling the slices first adds a wonderful caramel flavour to the fruit. It also makes sure that the slices are fully cooked through as the pizza doesn’t get all that long in the oven.

Kale

To make sure this pizza recipe is firmly in the savoury camp I also added kale. Cavolo nero works particularly well but any kale will do! It crisps up in the oven too which also adds wonderful texture.

Garnish

Finally, a couple of fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of honey sends this pizza from good to epic.

Fruit and cheese is a winning combo so it's no surprise this Nectarine and Kale Pizza is a real crowd pleaser! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs.

The recipe

After just one bite Jon was hooked. I wish I’d managed to get a video or at least a photo of his reaction!

Sweet and salty is one of my favourite combinations. Give it a go and let me know what you think in the comments!

Nectarine and Kale Pizza

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the dough
  • 7g (1 sachet) fast action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 150ml warm water
  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the toppings
  • 4 tbsp passata
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 120g mozarella
  • 75g goats cheese
  • 8-10 slices of nectarine
  • Small handful of kale
  • Basil
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. To make the dough, activate the yeast by dissolving the sugar in the warm water, adding the yeast and giving it a whisk. Leave the yeast for 15 minutes or until frothy.
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the yeast, olive oil and salt and pepper to season.
  3. Stir until the mix forms a dough ball.
  4. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead for 10-15 minutes or until the surface of the dough is springy.
  5. Put the ball of dough back into the bowl, cover and allow to prove for 30 mins - 1 hour (or until doubled in size).
  6. Pre-heat your oven to 300C and place a baking stone or baking tray inside.
  7. Place the nectarine slices onto a hot griddle pan and allow to char slightly.
  8. Roll out the dough boy and stretch thin.
  9. Spread the passata over the dough and sprinkle the dried herbs over evenly.
  10. Tear the mozarella into pieces and dot over the passata. Repeat with the goats cheese.
  11. Place the griddled nectarine slices over the cheese.
  12. Finish with strips of kale.
  13. Cook in a hot oven for 10 minutes or until the pizza is golden and the cheese melted.
  14. Add a few basil leaves to the top of the pizza along with a drizzle of honey immediately before serving.
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Cibare

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Fruit and cheese is a winning combo so it's no surprise this Kale and Nectarine Pizza is a real crowd pleaser! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs.

32 comments

  1. I love Kale on a pizza, but I have never had nectarine on it. That is definitely one to try for our next pizza night.

  2. I’m of the opinion that don’t knock it until you try it, and if you can have exotic pineapple on pizza, then I’m sure the less fancy nectarine also works. I actually imagine the flavours of the kale and fruit are really nice together. Certainly worth trying.

  3. I will admit when I read the title I though REALLY??? I know where you are coming from here. I had the similar experience with my husband. He didn’t think one of my recipes would work either. Once it was made he loved it. I have only had pineapple on pizza….so this is new to me. Interesting combination for sure.

  4. I am drooling over here! Goat cheese and nectarines are divine when paired! I think the only thing that threw me was using pasatta. I’ve never thought to pair nectarines and tomatoes. I wonder if sun dried tomatoes would be good on it, too.

  5. My husband would pull a face too and I doubt I could convince him about the idea to add a fruit on a pizza, but then he is always difficult with food. I would bake and eat this pizza, and I would definitely enjoy each bite!

    1. Haha I’m the same Marisa, if someone mentioned pizza I’m there! I do like to have a play around with flavours though

    1. I’m like you! Always trying the most weird and wonderful toppings on offer. I reckon this could work well with some cured ham too.

  6. Never thought making a pizza with kale and nectarine, you made it so easy this unique combo I will try it for me Kale is only for chips, you changed my opinion now.

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