Pizza Friday: Arugula Salad Pizza

Pizza Friday: Arugula Salad Pizza 

Posted: 1:23 pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018

By alexafilipe

I love making pizza almost as much as I love eating it. Almost. I’ve made the simple pizza bagels, I’ve made the margarita pizzas and all the like. And when you’re eating pizza once a week for practically your whole life, you need a little variety. So today I drew inspiration from one of my favorite salads of all time: Arugula Goat Cheese Salad. And you may be thinking, “arugula, goat cheese, and salad? Well those are three things that I never associate with pizza.” But think again! And trust me, this is one of the tastiest pizzas you will ever eat.

This is also one of the sneakiest ways to get your greens in. With the months flying by and summer quickly approaching, I am realizing that I have to start eating healthier. My body is craving salads and such, but my taste buds want more pasta and hearty soups! But the weather is starting to call for more veggies, so this pizza is an easy way to trick your brain and treat your tastebuds!

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough * I recommend buying the dough from your local pizzeria!

  • Arugula
  • Goat Cheese
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper

What To Do:

  • Step 1. Start by prepping your counter space with flour so that the pizza dough doesn’t stick.
  • Step 2. Shape the dough into a circle! Or whatever shape you’d like your pizza to be. Rectangle, square, rhombus. Your choice.
  • Step 3. Transfer your shaped dough onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Step 4. Grab your cheeses. Start by making the base to a white pizza by spreading the ricotta cheese on first, and then sprinkling on some goat cheese.
  • Step 5. Slice up your Roma tomatoes and place around the pizza.
  • Step 6. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Step 7. Place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Step 8. Once the pizza has developed a golden brown crust and then cheese has melted, remove from the oven.
  • Step 9. Allow the pizza to cool for about 5 minutes, then sprinkle on top with arugula.
  • Step 10. Add more goat cheese if desired, or perhaps a vinaigrette or dressing of your choice!

 

As you can see, I’ve already stolen a slice or two.

Arugula is one of those bitter greens that pair perfectly with savory, creamy cheeses like goat cheese. The sweetness of the tomatoes perfectly balance out the flavors along with an extra kick if you add dressing.

I hope you guys try this non-conventional pizza next Pizza Friday!

-Alexa

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