Fast and Light Weeknight Fix: Salad Pizza
It has been nearly a week since I last posted anything involving pizza, therefore I’m lagging terribly behind. I’m kidding (not kidding); I could eat pizza for every meal since the template offers so much versatility. This particular recipe was made on a busy weeknight so it’s all very prep-friendly. I’m sure if I made this on a lazy Sunday I would make the dough and the sauce that day. But, fortunately I usually have those things on hand in the freezer. If you don’t, the grocery store has everything you need.
This is a lightened up version for those of you that want to enjoy pizza without the heaviness of traditional pizza. It’s tangy and spicy and fresh and offers crisp greens on top of hot and cheesy pizza. I added some peppers and shallots to the tomato sauce to bulk it up and give it some more flavor. However, this could work without the extra vegetables in the sauce, if you’re really pressed for time.
The greens can be whatever you like. I added some radicchio, a bit of romaine for crunch and some spinach for heartiness. I added some diced red pickled cherry peppers for heat and lightly dressed the salad in a balsamic vinaigrette before topping the hot pizza. The hot peppers are optional, of course. It’s delicious, will keep you satisfied and won’t weigh you down.