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This was our first year trying to grow our own vegetables in our backyard garden. We have quite a bit of space, but decided to start small with just two raised garden beds. I went a bit crazy with seeds, thinking very few would take. But I was really wrong and now we have an abundance of veggies! What’s a mom to do with all the veggies?! Make the perfect Summertime Rainbow Garden Veggie Pizza, of course!
This is one of those recipes that the kids can be really involved in. In fact, my kids have been super involved in the whole gardening process! They helped me plant the seeds and starters and they help me water every day. You should have seen the reactions they all gave to our first teeny veggie!
I figured that this would be our summer “lesson” in unschooling. And thus far, it has worked! My oldest (almost 8), has had so many questions about how and why plants grow. I do my best to communicate the science behind it, but truthfully, YouTube has been much better at it!
Rainbow Garden Veggie Pizza
This pizza is as easy as it gets. Instead of traditional pizza dough, I opted for something easier — and perhaps even tastier — pita bread! Another great alternatives to traditional pizza crust would be naan.
As far as veggies are concerned, we used most of the items we could find in our garden. Yellow and red bell peppers, cucumbers, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, and tomatoes! As far as veggies are concerned, the possibilities are endless!
The pita bread (or naan) is just the perfect size for kids. They can put on whichever veggies they want, and leave off what they don’t! My middle daughter, for one, wanted her rainbow veggie pizza to consist of nothing but cucumbers and broccoli! No arguments from me, that’s for sure.
Getting the kids involved in the process just increases the odds of them actually eating it. So my advice to you would be this: clean and cut the veggies and place them in separate containers. Ahead of time, mix the cream cheese mixture together. Set out the pita or naan on individual plates. And let them go for it! The worst thing that could happen is that they eat even more veggies!
- 1 cup sliced cucumbers
- 1/2 cup cauliflower
- 1/2 cup broccoli
- 1/4 cup sliced rainbow carrots
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1/2 cup of red / yellow bell peppers (cut into chunks)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 pieces of pita bread (or naan)
- Wash and cut vegetables
- Using a 9x13 pan, add pita bread to cover the bottom of the pan.
- In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, and
salt and pepper together well.
- Spread mixture onto pita bread
- Evenly spread vegetables and cheese atop pita