Saturday, June 8, 2013

Salad Pizza

What's not to like? Salad... good. Pizza...good. Cheese...good. My kids unanimously decided that this is THE best way to eat salad (go figure). One of my children--my little salad-lovin' guy--decided this might be his favorite pizza. Note that this does not have tomato sauce--it's like white pizza with salad toppings. The toppings wilt slightly but are not cooked. The first time we had this, we topped their half with Ranch dressing and ours with vinaigrette. The picture above shows our recent batch of Romaine from the Colvins (plus the green garlic we got!); it's sort of a mock Caesar salad.

Salad Pizza
~based on this recipe

  • 1 10-16-oz. pizza crust of your choosing (homemade or storebought)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 t. dried basil
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan
  • Salad toppings (5 c. thinly sliced lettuces plus a few others: thinly sliced peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, etc.; something like the Easiest Salad Ever)
  • Salad dressing of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees.
  2. Roll out pizza crust, if needed. Press garlic and sprinkle over top of crust. [If you're using green garlic, it's easier to just mince it.] Sprinkle dried herbs over.
  3. Bake pizza crust until golden brown (~10-15 minutes).
  4. While crust is baking, toss salad ingredients with dressing.
  5. As soon as you pull the crust out, sprinkle mozzarella and half the Parmesan on top. Top with salad and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top. 
  6. Eat!
~Serves 4-6

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