Zucchini & Farmers Cheese Pizza with Fresh Chives
Serves: 4
  • 1 store bought pizza shell
  • flavoured olive oil, I used garlic& herb
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 zucchinis, thinly sliced, steamed and blanched
  • 6 tablespoons farmers cottage cheese or goat cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Grease a 14-inch round pizza pan. Place your pizza shell on the pan and brush with flavoured oil.
  2. Evenly sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over the crust. Top with spinach leaves. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and sprinkle the dried oregano evenly over the top.
  3. Bake in the lower third of the oven until the crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and browning on top, 8 -10 minutes. Meanwhile, steam zucchini slices for 3 minutes in the microwave with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Drain and blanch in ice cold water.
  4. Remove pizza from oven and top with zucchini, dollop farmers cottage cheese over it and sprinkle with chives. Place back into the oven for two to three minutes just to warm through. Slice and serve immediately.
Recipe by SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL EATING at https://simplybeautifuleating.com/2017/06/06/zucchini-farmers-cheese-pizza-with-fresh-chives/