Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza

Delicious and flavorful, this Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza is a unique twist on the classic. The nutty goodness of sunflower seeds adds a delightful crunch to every bite, making it a favorite among pizza enthusiasts.

Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza

Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh arugula for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. In a food processor, combine toasted sunflower seeds, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Blend until smooth to create the sunflower seed pesto.
  4. Spread the sunflower seed pesto evenly over the pizza dough.
  5. Top with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before topping with fresh arugula.
  8. Slice and serve your delicious Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious Sunflower Seed Pesto Pizza

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories – 350kcal, Fat – 20g, Carbohydrates – 30g, Protein – 10g

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