Arugula Salad Pizza

Arugula Salad Pizza

I am one of those boring people that get the same thing every time they go to a restaurant.  I have my favorite dish and I don’t deviate.  I’m always afraid of being disappointed if I do.  At California Pizza Kitchen I actually have two favorites that I alternate between.  The first is their Sicilian Pizza and the one I get the most often is their Tricolore  Salad Pizza.  I love it!

For our Super Bowl Party I decided to recreate the Tricolore Salad Pizza at home.  Lest you think we had some big party here for the Super Bowl, our party included Jim and I.  And only Jim watched the game although I did watch a few commercials.

I used my homemade pizza dough for the Arugula Salad Pizza but you could also buy store bought pizza dough.  I usually buy it at Trader Joes or Winco.  The first time I made this I used whole wheat pizza dough but on Sunday I used just regular pizza dough.  I love them both. One batch of pizza dough will make four pizzas.

Arugula Salad Pizza

This pizza is a thin crust pizza topped with olive oil, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes and a bit of pepper.   I roll the dough out on a counter with some cornmeal sprinkled over it.  I roll it into a 6 x 12 inch rectangle.  Then brush it with some olive oil and top with the cheese and tomatoes.

Arugula Salad Pizza

Bake it at 475 degrees for about  10-12 minutes.

I then topped it with some arugula and drizzled it with my favorite, go to balsamic vinaigrette.

Arugula Salad Pizza

I love pizza and salad and I love it even more when the two are combined.

Arugula Salad Pizza

If you wanted to add a little protein you could definitely add some cut up chicken, shrimp or whatever your favorite is.

Arugula Salad Pizza

Besides being delicious this pizza is just so darn pretty too!!
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Arugula Salad Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. store bought pizza dough or homemade
  • Homemade Pizza Dough
  • 1 C warm water
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 C bread flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Pizza Toppings
  • 1/2 C fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp cornmeal
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 C sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 4 C arugula
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Scant 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Homemade Pizza Dough
  • Combine yeast and sugar with warm water and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until bubbly
  • Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients into mixer and knead for 5 minutes until dough is smooth, will be a little sticky
  • Allow to rise for at least one hour
  • Divide dough into four parts.
  • Roll out each part into a 6 x 12" rectangle
  • Brush with olive oil
  • Cover with slices of mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and black pepper
  • Top with sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Top with arugula and drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Dressing
  • Mix all ingredients together.

 Enjoy!

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    I personally don’t think it’s boring to eat the same thing every time you go to the same eating establishment…. because I’m the same way! I don’t know why, but I just stick to the same thing and I don’t ever regret it ;)
    But, I’m really in love with this pizza you made! Pinning!

  2. says

    YUM this arugula salad pizza looks tasty! I’m a creature of habit as well, my favorite CPK salad is the quinoa or vegetable. On days when I am feeling the love for bread (which is usually always), I’ve requested them on pizza dough. Looking forward to trying your recipe, thanks for sharing!

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