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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Salad Pizza

A couple of years ago, I was watching a Rachel Allen show on the BBC. She was visiting the home of an Italian chef who had a wonderful pizza oven and cooking area in his back yard. It was the first time I ever saw a salad pizza. Since then, I think I prefer them to regular pizza toppings. I love making a rocket salad pizza but decided to make this one instead since I had the ingredients in my kitchen. My mother wondered what I was doing so I am sharing this recipe...

Tossed salad pizza
Pizza margherita (plain pizza with only tomato sauce and cheese)
Butter lettuce (you will want a soft lettuce leaf and not iceberg)
Red and black olives, sliced in half
Tomato, chopped in chunks
Spring onion, chopped finely
Red onion, sliced in half rings
Parmasan cheese, flaked

Bake your pizza until done. Mix your salad ingredients and add a tablespoon of olive oil, teaspoon of red balsamic vineager and some mixed Italian herbs.  Remove pizza from oven and simply top with your salad. It is a refreshing and healthy pizza.

Eet smakelijk!


Nancy said...

It is a lot like a taco pizza. I have had them and they are really good. Hummmm. Sounds interesting, guess I will have to try it. Next time I am in Holland. hahahahahahaha
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Heidi, this looks absolutely delicious! I want one now!!! As Nancy said, it reminds me of what we used to make as taco pizzas because the salad ingredients went on after cooking... Oh, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing this and I hope you are doing well! - Amy

Anonymous said...

Heidi, I had to go to the store and get the makings, but thank you. This is what we ate for lunch...so GREAT! - Amy

Trish said...

This looks delicious! I've made something similar using arugula leaves with feta and olives. The arugula adds a nice spice to it.

HeidiInHolland said...

Amy - Glad you enjoyed it for your lunch. I love pizza like this.

Trish - I also make pizza with rocket or arugula. I use the arugula with parma ham, fresh tomato chunks and parmasam flakes. Also so good. I think the lettuces work so well with pizza.