I don’t know who invented the “salad pizza”, but knowing regional and cultural pizzas, I’m pretty sure it didn’t originate in New York or Chicago. Wherever it originated though, there is no doubt that salad is a refreshing complement to pizza. When you top your pizza with a salad it gives the pizza a satisfying fresh taste.
This garden-fresh Tomato and Arugula Salad Pizza is no ordinary salad pizza. Even my son (who shies away from most things green) will eat the greens on this pizza.
It’s because the arugula on top of the pizza brings so much delight. With its spicy and tangy taste, there really is no other green that can compete with arugula in the flavor department.
Adding in the juiciness of the fresh tomato, with the peppery flavor of the arugula, gives you a simple, yet satisfying salad pizza. These are flavors that just can’t be beat.
You can’t forget the traditional pizza flavors from the Best No Cook Pizza Sauce Ever and mozzarella cheese, which give this pizza it’s foundation. Every few bites you’ll get a taste of ricotta cheese which will delightfully surprise your taste buds.
This salad pizza is so full of flavor, yet it really is a feel-good pizza too. Fresh arugula and tomatoes are so healthy and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Add that to the absolute deliciousness of this pizza pie and you have a match made in pizza pie heaven.
Tomato & Arugula Salad Pizza
- Yield: 1 Pizza
- Cuisine: Italian
- Place pizza stone in cold oven.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Roll out dough evenly and form pizza crust from 8 oz. dough ball.
- Lightly brush on extra-virgin olive oil on the pizza crust.
- Spread pizza sauce evenly around on the pizza crust.
- Place ricotta cheese in chunks on the crust.
- Add mozzarella cheese evenly on top of the crust.
- Cook pizza in oven for 8 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
- After removing pizza from oven, place slices of tomato on top of pizza, along with arugula.
You may want to use my special trick to transfer the pizza from your peel to stone with ease. You can read about that here.
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