Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Arugula Salad Pizza
One fine day when I switched on Food Network, saw Ree of Pioneer Woman cook a Fresh Herb Pizza. It looked exactly like the one that I had fortnight ago at a family owned pizza place. And that weekend, our friend who picks up their fresh produce from a farm where they have membership, dropped some salad greens. Stars must have aligned right, so it was a sign, and I made this beautiful looking pizza. It was an instant hit with my family. Other than younger one, who despises any green fresh thing on her food, all of us devoured it. I left half of the pizza uncovered for her and she loved every bit of it. And I am not kidding when I say all of us over ate. BTW just noticed that this is my first post with yeast. Yes! I am not afraid anymore to use yeast in my recipes.
Prep Time: 15 min | Inactive Time: 1 Hour | Cooking Time: 15 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Based on: Fresh Herb Pizza
Pizza Base -
Multi-grain Flour/ AP Flour - 2 Cups
Active Dry Yeast - 1 tsp.
Warm Water - 1 Cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Pepper - 1/4 tsp. Freshly ground
Light Olive Oil - 1/4 Cup
Olive Oil for drizzling - 1 tbsp.
Pizza Sauce - 1 Cup
Shredded Cheese - 1 Cup
Salad Topping -
Arugula - 1 Bunch
Pomegranate seeds - 1 tbsp.
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp.
Olive Oil - 1 tsp.
Method of Preparation:
~ Add yeast into the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
~ Meanwhile, add some salt and pepper in the flour. Mix in olive oil and combine well. Now slowly add the yeast mixture and mix until just combined.
~ Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and just roll the dough lightly, cover the container and leave it to rise for atleast an hour in a warm place.
~ When ready to make the pizza, preheat the oven to 500 deg Fahrenheit.
~ Take out the pizza dough cover, punch the dough lightly and start rolling it out. Drizzle little oil on the pizza stone or pizza pan or sheet, and transfer the rolled out pizza on to this.
~ Top the pizza base with pizza sauce and shredded cheese
~ Bake this for 15 minutes on the bottom rack, or until the crust is golden brown.
~ Toss all the ingredients together for the salad. Top the pizza with salad and serve it.
~ You can use different types of greens salad. Sky is the limit as to what you want to top it or what kind of salad.
~ Or can just have pizza with just sauce and cheese.
~ Store bought pizza sauce can be used or even ketchup would suffice.
~ Can serve it topped with Parmesan cheese.
Sending this yummy pizza to Vardhini's Bake Fest event