Apple, Gorgonzola, & Arugula Pizza
The first time I made this pizza, I was a little concerned about putting fresh greens on top of a pizza. It seemed peculiar like warmed lettuce (and I certainly don’t like that.) As my friends and I ate through this salty, crunch, sweet, fresh pizza I realized it added a new dimension to pizza than just ingredients under the cheese. It’s easy to make and can be done while working on other things.
(See below for a “Party Girl’s Guide to Getting Ready and Making this Pizza.” Haha.)
· Pizza Dough (whole wheat can be found at Trader Joe’s or sometimes in pillbury)
· 2-3 sliced Gala apples (the thicker, the more crunch your pizza will have)
· 4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
· 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
· 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
· 1 1/2 teaspoons Honey
· 2 cups Baby Arugula
Preheat oven to 400° (or following pizza dough recipe.)
Roll pizza dough on pizza stone. (Follow directions on pizza crust, but I recommend pre-baking for about 10-15 minutes, depending on .)
While dough is cooking, peel and slice apples.
Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust. Bake for 5-10 minutes until lightly brown.
Top with both cheeses: Gorgonzola followed by Mozzarella.
Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.
While pizza is cooking: Whisk dijon, lemon juice, and honey. Add in olive oil slowly.
Toss Arugula with this dressing.
|This is a great way to have salad travel.
Keep dressing on the bottom until ready to mix and serve.
When pizza is cooked, let cool for 2 minutes, then top with arugula salad.
|This is the same recipe with regular arugula, not baby.
Slice and serve!
Party Girl’s Guide to Getting Ready and Making this Pizza. (aka: Me!)
1. Roll out dough and place it in the oven.
2. Get in the Shower.
3. Top Pizza with Apples and put it back into the oven.
4. Do Make up.
5. Add Cheeses.
6. Blow dry hair.
7. Pull Pizza out.
8. Get Dressed.
9. Top with Arugula and Slice.
10. Eat Pizza while looking cute. J