Summer Green Goddess Pizza

by | Jun 21, 2021 | Food, Lifestyle

In honor of the beautiful and abundant produce that summer brings, we thought we’d highlight one of our favorite seasonal vegetables – zucchini! Peak season for growing zucchini is June through late August, which makes it the perfect warm weather ingredient. 

Here, we used it to create an incredible green goddess pizza  layered with organic pesto, three cheeses – ricotta, mozzarella and feta – and topped with sliced zucchini. 

I picked these zucchini from our garden, but you can find zucchini at your local grocery store or farmers market. I opted for store-bought pizza dough to save time, but you can use this pizza dough recipe from sugar spun run if you’d like to make it from scratch. Feel free to add other seasonal toppings like avocado, arugula and cherry tomatoes to this summer pizza. Enjoy this pizza by itself or serve it as an appetizer for summer gatherings!


Summer Green Goddess Pizza: 


  • 1 ball store-bought pizza dough (you can also make from scratch using this recipe)
  • ½ -¾ cup mozzarella cheese 
  • ⅓ cup pesto  
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese 
  • ¼ cup feta cheese 
  • 2 medium-size zucchini, sliced thin 
  • Olive oil for drizzling


Optional toppings:

  • Handful of arugula 
  • Sliced avocado 
  • Cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)



  1. Preheat your oven to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet or pizza stone with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. On a floured surface roll out prepared pizza dough ¼ inch thick. Place the rolled pizza dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle olive oil on the pizza dough and brush evenly. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese in an even layer, leaving about an inch border empty. Dollop the ricotta cheese on top of the mozzarella. Layer zucchini slices evenly on top and sprinkle with feta cheese for some extra tang!
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown. 
  5. Top with avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, arugula and salt and pepper to taste. 


  • Giulia Oltranti

    Giulia is an incoming Senior at the University of California, Berkeley. She is majoring in Society in Environment and minoring in Food Systems. Growing up in an Italian household she was always surrounded by delicious fresh food made from scratch. This inspired her to take on baking as a hobby and she now shares her passion for baking through teaching the Life Skills: Intro to Baking DeCal at Berkeley. Throughout her time as an undergraduate taking courses on the environment, public health, nutrition and agriculture, she has become especially interested in transforming our food system to one that is more sustainable and resilient in the long-run. She hopes to spread awareness about the benefits of plant-based diets for the environment and one’s health and encourage healthy eating habits through fun and easy recipes. In her free time, Giulia can be seen baking up a storm in her kitchen.