Subscribe to Dr La Puma’s Free newsletter for updates, insights, recipes and featured products.

Simply add your email below and a confirmation email will be sent to you...

Get a FREE Download of Cooking the RealAge Way recipes when you sign up now!


Free Healthy Recipes

Chef MD



Healthy Bytes

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Watercress Topped Leek & Feta Pizzas

By DrLaPuma 9 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Recipes  /  Watercress Topped Leek & Feta Pizzas
watercress pizza


watercress pizza

Packed with calcium and phytonutrients that lower your RealAge, each pizza makes your RealAge 8.7 days younger if eaten 12 times a year.
Preparation Time:  8 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Servings  4
Serving Size:


2 large leeks
Cooking spray
4 (6 inch) individual pizza crusts, such as Boboli brand
1/2 cup, 4 ounce prepared pizza sauce
4 large plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese with sun dried tomatoes, such as Saladena brand, divided
1 cup packed coarsely chopped watercress sprigs, stems included
1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar


Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut white and light green part of leek into thin slices. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray; add leeks. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Arrange pizza crusts on a large baking sheet; top with pizza sauce, leeks and tomatoes. Crush fennel seeds slightly between your fingers and sprinkle over pizzas. Top with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese begins to melt. In a medium bowl, toss watercress with vinegar; sprinkle over pizzas. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat source for 1 to 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.


Fruit vinegar cuts the richness of the cheese and adds another element of sweetness. Adding layers of flavor is a way to make this pizza especially good. Make sure you sauté the leeks until the edges brown—this is the beginning of caramelization, which shows the leeks’ natural sweetness.


1 (12 inch) pizza crust, such as Boboli Thin Crust brand may replace the four individual crusts, and cider or sherry vinegar may replace the raspberry vinegar.

Nutrition Facts:

Fat Calories: 134.00 g
Total Fat:  14.90 g
Sat. Fat:  6.70 g
Cholesterol:  33.00 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  84.00 g
Fiber:  6.50 g
Sugars:  3.90 g
Protein:  17.00 g

this post was shared 0 times
Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.