Spinach Kale Salami Pizza

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Three years ago, we had a Friday ritual of pizza, movie and wine. After Avyan arrived in our life, we shifted to another Friday ritual of takeout and movie. Then, it was followed by no dinner ritual because the last two years was a little too crazy. Recently, about a couple of months back, we started another dinner ritual, Sunday Pizza! Of course, the wine and movie happens but only after Avyan snoozes off. This was our last weekend dinner, Spinach Kale Salami Pizza. Avyan is obsessed with pizza. Whenever he sees pizza, he screams pizaaaa with a big smile. He enjoys pizza so much that our Sunday dinner has become like walking on the beach. Casual, easy and we don’t have to constantly remind him to take a bite.

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

 

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Ever since Avyan started walking, he showed great interest in helping us. If he is awake, you cannot do any work without him getting involved. Be it assembling furniture, dusting the house or making a cup of tea. The boy loves to take charge and takes it quite seriously. You should see the concentration on his face! No smile at all. So, last Sunday, I decided to go ahead and give him the control on topping the pizza.

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

 

He did a very good job at it. Every time I tried to help him, he pointed to the camera and said “mumma photo”. That was probably his subtle way of saying “you do your job and let me do mine”. Toddlers!

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: 9 inch pizza

Spinach Kale Salami Pizza

Ingredients

    for the dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • for the topping
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (I used store bought)
  • 2 cups mix of baby kale and baby spinach
  • 10 salami slices

Directions

  • Pour 1 cup of water in a glass or a measuring cup and warm the water just enough so that you can dip your finger. Stir yeast and sugar. Cover and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until the yeast activates. If the yeast doesn’t activate, throw the entire mixture and start over again.
  • Once the yeast is activated, add flour, salt and oil to a mixing bowl. Give it a mix and make a well in the center. Pour the activated yeast into the well. Using a rubber spatula, give it a mix to form rough dough. If you are using a stand mixer, attach the dough hook and knead at speed 2 for 7 minutes. If you kneading by hand, scrape the dough in a lightly floured countertop or a wooden board and knead until it’s smooth and elastic. It should take about 12 minutes.
  • Once the dough is ready, make a rough round ball and place it either in the same mixing bowl or a separate one that's lightly brushed with oil. Cover it with clear wrap/kitchen towel and keep it in a warm place. Give it a couple of hours to rise and double in size.
  • Once the pizza dough rises and doubles in size, scrape it carefully on to a board. Cut it into 2 equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Place it on a floured surface (chopping board or baking sheet), cover it with dampened kitchen towel and let it rest for about an hour to rise once again. If you are baking a single 9-inch pizza, you should freeze one of the balls in a zip lock bag.
  • Once the second rise is done, preheat the oven to 450F. Line a baking pan or pizza pan with parchment paper. Place the pizza dough ball on a floured surface and stretch it using your hand to form a round or square shape.
  • First top it with the marinara sauce. Then, add 3/4th of the grated cheese, followed with baby kale, baby spinach and sliced salami. Finally, add some more grated cheese on the top.
  • Drizzle a little bit of oil on top and bake it for 20 minutes.
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Spinach Kale Salami Pizza | Playful Cooking

 

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Bhumika says:

Adorable to see avyaan’s hands in the frame. The pizza looks yum.

My Friday night so needs a homemade pizza. This looks so delicious! 🙂

i love how you have combined wheat and white flour – my go to is just all purpose. Avyan sounds like an amazing helper 🙂 always love when kiddos take interest in cooking.

Kelsie says:

I’m pretty sure I’d get along with Avyan just fine–I’m obsessed with pizza too! This looks wonderful, and perfect for a Sunday dinner!

Roy says:

Hello Kankana,

The moment i had seen that post I had a mental note to remember on writing a personal note. We bloggers have such a dynamic life. We are cooking, styling , photo-shooting and writing things simultaneously. But along with all those keywords we are also being great parents. The fascination we provide our little ones is not conventional.
I have seen my daughters eyes lit, mummy photoshoot. Can I help? It melts my heart. Couple of times we have had silly styling accidents which actually came out quite positively.
On that note, I shall end. Cheers to soulful blogging and great parenting.

Kankana Saxena says:

You said it so well Roy 🙂 Oh the silly styling. Blocks and cars appear from no where and then some times, he would grab while I shoot, take a bite and keep it back in the exact same spot 😀 Fun!

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