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How to make a Salad Pizza

Posted by immaeatthat
February 27, 2015
Featured in: The Garden, Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch
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How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

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Today I bring you a way to green up your life. 

Not "green" in the we’re-recycling sense, but in the hip-hip-horray-you’re-eating-more-vegetables sense.

How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

It’s cheese pizza.  No, it’s salad.  Scratch that...it’s a pizza salad!  AKA the next very best thing in your life.  Unless you’re pregnant and about to have a baby, in which case your sweet bundle of joy is the next very best thing in your life.  And this pizza is the next second best thing in your life.  Or that’s how I feel.

How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

Now a cheesy pizza may not be on your weeknight dinner rotation, but what if the pizza has the word SALAD in it?  Would you serve this on a Monday night? That’s what we did.  It was nice.  And made Monday less Monday.

And...it's easy.  You bake up a cheese pizza until it’s hot and bubbling with cheesy goodness.  Then you take that hot pizza out of the oven and top it with a cool refreshing salad.  Then slice and serve right.that.minute.

How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

The idea of this pizza is what excites me so.  The combinations of pizzas and salads to top them with are endless.  ENDLESS. 

You could pair this salad with this pizza.

Or this pizza with this salad

I mean, any pizza could be paired with any salad.  You get me?!  This is huge news. 

Yes, you could serve the salad on the side of the pizza, but why burst my bubble?  I’m talking about topping the pizza WITH the salad. 

I want this to be a thing.  Because my heart and hips tell me this is a good thing.  And ya know, hips don't lie.

P.S. One day I will roll out a perfectly round pizza, but that day is not today.

How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

 

Learn how to make a salad pizza- warm pizza topped with cool, refreshing salad!
How To Make A Salad Pizza- A warm and delicious cheese pizza topped with a cool refreshing salad.

Salad Pizza

Yield

Makes 1, 14-16” pizza (serves 3-4)

Ingredients

  • Pizza:
  • 1, 16oz store-bought, whole-wheat pizza dough (mine was from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 cup full-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • Salad Topping:
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 grapefruit, thinly sliced & rind cut off
  • ½ large avocado, cubed
  • ½ cup parmesan, shaved
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon
  • Pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F (or follow the cooking directions for your pizza dough).  Roll out pizza dough into a thin circle.  Spread pesto over pizza dough.  Top with shredded chicken and cheese.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is cooked and cheese is melted.

  2. While pizza is baking, combine arugula, grapefruit, avocado and parmesan in a bowl.  Set aside. In a jar, shake together ingredients for the dressing.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat.

  3. Remove pizza from oven and top immediately with the salad.  Slice and serve. 

    Note: With the salad on top, the pizza does not reheat well.  Unless you want hot salad…which you don’t.

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Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian and the founder of the food/ lifestyle blog immaeatthat.com. She started the blog 5 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and HAES. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. She is the author of The Single Serving Cookie eBook and The Cookie Dough eBook. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over- share on Instagram.
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