Watercress Topped Leek & Feta Pizzas

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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:

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

Tips:

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.

Substitutions:

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