Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes with Roasted Blueberry Honey Syrup
Time to step a little outside the box today.
With spiced up Moroccan Roasted Garlic Pesto and Cashew Pizza!
Trust me, I was scared.
Like very scared.
But thankfully it ended good!
Love. When. That. Happens.
This was my first venture into Moroccan cooking and even though I can’t honestly sit and tell you that this is an authentic Moroccan recipe, I can tell you it is dang good.
And my crazy brother Brendan would most likely tell you it is the best pizza he has ever had, but you can’t fully trust is opinion because like I said, he is totally crazy.
He does like good food though.
And apparently he really loves Moroccan. I guess there are a few places in the Portland, OR and Tahoe, CA area with some killer Moroccan food.
The only reason I am thinking this might not be all that authentic of a Moroccan recipe is because of all the cheese. All the warm ooey gooey fresh mozzarella AND feta cheese.
You can’t do pizza, not matter what ethic background it has, without cheese.
You just can’t.
And don’t try to tell me otherwise, because I’ll most likely argue it to the grave.
Now, let’s talk about the pesto.
Yeah, I am making you turn your ovens on. Sorry, but not really because it is totally worth it. Plus, I have now done two meal in a row that require no oven. This California Chicken and Rice Bowl and the Caribbean Jerk Salmon Tostadas (fine, you have to use the broiler for like a millisecond. I am not counting that.)
So what makes up Moroccan pesto (err…what I am calling Moroccan pesto)? Roasted garlic, cilantro, parsley and mint. It’s like a flavor bomb and it’s awesome. If you have any leftover you can eat it with naan (so good, just made this), pita bread, toast, spread it on sandwiches and on everything in between. It’s so crazy good.
I love roasted garlic and cilantro.
Oh and also mint. Ever since this Mint Pesto Pasta I have been looking for more savory ways to use mint. Any good ideas?
Other than the pesto this pizza also has tons of fresh late summer veggies.
Ah wait, late summer?? When and how did that happen? Please slow down time, please?
Back to the pizza. This thing is loaded with zucchini, red peppers and artichokes. It is kind of perfect for this time of year. So fresh, light and full of flavor!
Oh and the cashews? Well, those I have been adding to just about everything lately. Trust me, you’ll see soon.
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I promise I’ll be back to norm. I am thinking chocolate?? I’ll gladly take suggestions though??
I really love love pizzas – they can be pretty healthy and full of fun ingredients. I’d love to try this one – the pesto sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Maria!
I don’t think I’ve ever had Moroccan food before but this pizza is totally going to be my gateway into it! Looks and sounds AMAZING.
This pizza sounds amazing, such wonderful flavors. I love the colors of it.
Thank you so much, Dawn!
This is amazing, girl!
Thank you, Rachel!!
Oh and I am working on my email to you, so much fun!
Moroccan flavors are my FAVORITE. Want to shove my face in this pie.
Hehe! I am loving the Moroccan flavors, they are so fun!!
Gorgeous flavors on this pizza!! I want it now!!
Thank you so much, Julie! After watching you grilled pizza video I was wishing I would have grilled this!
Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I am making pizza with my in laws this weekend and now I know what kind I am trying! Thanks for this recipe!
Oh I hope you love it!! Thanks so much, Taylor!
I love the ingredients you’ve added to this pizza recipe! Sounds amazing!
Thank you so much, Robyn!
Oh my gosh, so much talent! How in the world did you figure out how to make a Moroccan pizza if you’ve never made anything Moroccan before? It looks amazing, and I love all the veggies and spices and CHEESE you used. Pizza is. never. pizza. without cheese. I mean, I basically eat pizza for the warm, gooey, melted cheese. YUM!
Google!! Lol!! I google everything and like I said in the post. I am not 100% sure this is totally 100% Moroccan, but it was delcious!
Thank you so much, Alexandra!
That pizza in the first picture – I could just fold it up and eat it!
Oh wait…what’s this about cutting and serving at the end of your post?!?!?!?!!!!! 🙂
Seriously though – somethings are not meant for sharing!
Love that you used pesto instead of a tomato sauce for this pizza! Gorgeous photos!
Haha!! Thank you so much, Shashi!!
Cheese is totally required for sure! 😉 This pizza looks amazing!
I know, right?!? Thanks Jennifer!
This looks like the best pizza ever, must try it on the grill!
Thanks Laura!! I was just saying that I wish I would have grilled this pizza! Hope you love it!
Wow, this pizza sounds amazing! I know my whole family would love this. I definitely have to try this real soon. Pinning! 🙂
Thank you so much, Liz!! Hope you guys love this one!
have mercy! That looks sooo good I had to get up and eat something. I was salivating!
Incredible.. you impress me everyday.
hehe!! Thank you so much!!!
Happy to impress you everyday and thanks for reading everyday. You are the best!
First, I totally agree. Pizza without cheese is not pizza, it’s just stuff on flatbread. Second, cashews make everything better. You can put cashews on my pizza any day!
Yes and yes! You totally get me!! Cashews and cheese rule! Lol!