Monday, February 11, 2013

Arugula, Spinach, Basil, & Cherry Tomato Pizza

  • pizza dough 
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • cooking spray 
  • 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal 
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 fresh basil chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, grated
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
1. When pizza dough is ready sprinkle flour on a flat surface, kitchen counter, table, or cutting board, place dough on the floured surface & roll out with a rolling pin, add flour as needed. Spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan lightly with cooking spray, sprinkle cornmeal onto the pan, then lay dough flat over cornmeal & poke lightly with a fork 4-5 times. 

2. Spread sauce over dough leaving 1/2 inch border for crust.

3. Top pizza with mozzarella & Parmesan.

4. Top with arugula, spinach, & basil.

5. Cut cherry tomatoes in half & toss evenly over greens. If desired top with a little more cheese.

6. Bake at 450 degrees in center rack for 11-14 minutes or until cheese is melted & crust is to your liking. 

Plate Finished Product 
Cut & serve hot.


One of my favorite pizzas is Trader Joe's tomato & arugula pizza, I was determined to create something similar and equally delicious. I was extremely satisfied with the results, I love the spinach & basil addition as well as using less cheese which made for a more low calorie pizza option. It was also "Meatless Monday" which made this a perfect dish! 


You can add many other veggies in place of or in addition to the ones in this recipe. If you want a protein option, you can add cooked chicken or prosciutto that would make great toppings.

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