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Green Goddess Pizza

August 11, 2017

Recipe by Leah Vanderveldt

This combo of pesto, thinly sliced zucchini, and caramelized onion is a simple but flavor-packed dish that can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free pesto and omitting the honey.

Caramelized Onion-Zucchini Socca Pizza




15 min


30 min


2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

Sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)

1/2 to 3/4 cup pesto, plus more for garnish (optional)

1 medium zucchini, sliced into ribbons with a vegetables peeler

Flaky sea salt, for garnish


In a large skillet, warm 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add onion and a generous pinch salt, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened and have begun to brown. If the pan gets too dry, add a tablespoon of water and stir.

Stir balsamic vinegar into skillet and cook for 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring often, until onions are very soft, a little sticky,and a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in honey or maple syrup, if desired.

Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons pesto on each of 4 soccas. Top with zucchini ribbons and caramelized onion. Dot with additional pesto, if desired. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and crushed red pepper and serve.

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