Here’s a fun, tasty idea! Combine two favorites into one delicious dish…Chopped Salad Pizza! Make everyone in the house happy, and dare we say healthier, by topping your pizza with a chopped salad combination seasoned with Italian dressing. This is a creative way to add vegetables to a family favorite.
Chopped Salad Pizza
(Adapted from Pinch of Yum)
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes
For the Chopped Salad:
Romaine Lettuce, chopped into smaller than typical sized bites
Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Salami, sliced into thin slices and quartered
Cheese – feta, parmesan, or mozzarella
Pepperoncini, dice if needed for bite size or smaller pieces
Olives, sliced or whole
Parsley – or any other herbs you like
For Italian dressing, blend these ingredients until smooth and creamy: 3/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 clove garlic
For the Pizza:
Pizza crust, such as Flatout Flatbread Crust or Naan Bread
Salad: Chop all your salad ingredients and toss with some dressing. Allow 10-15 minutes to sit and marinate together in the dressing.
Pizza: Bake your crust for about 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees to get it crispy. If it needs more time, give it up to 10 minutes. Top with a light layer of sauce and cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
Assembly: Top the pizza with the salad. Cut and serve.
This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing so you’ll probably have some leftover – it goes well with just about everything.