How to prepare a salad pizza?

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Currently, salad pizza is one of the most striking variants of this meal. Initially, it was conceived as a healthy alternative, to encourage people to eat in a balanced way and, above all, not to see in an incompatible way the vegetables, vegetables, and fast foods.

The following recipes include some of the most popular exponents within the idea of ​​salad pizza. As we can see shortly, some include a particular salad in the cover, while others incorporate vegetables in both the dough and the sauce. Now, the great advantage of these versions of the pizza is that they help us to take advantage of vegetables in different ways, in a very pleasant way.

Classic salad pizza

Ingredients for the dough:

  1. Olive oil
  2. Various cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  4. 1 medium onion (40 g)
  5. 2 ½ cups flour (300 g)
  6. 1 jar of fried tomato (300 g)
  7. 2 tablespoons of yeast (30 g)
  8. 1 small lettuce head
  9. Condiments: salt, black pepper, oregano
  10. To taste: boneless black olives, anchovies

Classic salad pizza

Preparation:

  1. First, we proceed to sift the flour. Next, place it in a bowl and add the two tablespoons of yeast.
  2. We make a space in the center and pour a splash of olive We add a little water (at room temperature) and proceed to mix with the help of a hand mixer. We must get a mass consistent enough.
  3. Let the dough rest at room temperature for 40 minutes. For this, we should place it in a container with a lid.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC.
  5. We take a pinch of flour and sprinkle our hands to proceed to knead the dough. You must perform this procedure until achieve some flexibility. We can also help with a
  6. Grease a tray lightly with a little olive oil and place the pizza dough there. Then, we take it to the oven for 10 or 15 minutes approximately.
  7. Peel and cut the onion into rings.
  8. Once the 15 minutes have passed and when the dough is well browned on both sides, we proceed to spread the tomato sauce with the help of a spoon.
  9. Sprinkle a touch of black pepper, salt and fresh oregano all over the surface. Then, place the onion rings, the olives, and the anchovies.
  10. We take the pizza to the oven for another 7 or 10 minutes, approximately.
  11. Once ready, remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool a bit at room temperature for a couple of minutes.
  12. Meanwhile, we chop the cherry tomatoes in half and the lettuce leaves in medium pieces.
  13. We put the cherry tomatoes and the lettuce on the pizza and that’s it!

Arugula salad pizza

Ingredients:

  1. Olive oil
  2. 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  3. 2 ½ cups flour (300 g)
  4. 1 jar of fried tomato (300 g)
  5. 2 tablespoons of yeast (30 g)
  6. 5 cups of mozzarella cheese (about 500 g)
  7. 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (100 g)
  8. 1 tray of cured ham or prosciutto (about 150 g)
  9. Condiments: salt, black pepper, fresh parsley
  10. Arugula leaves (enough to cover the pizza)
  11. Optional: fresh garlic, spinach leaves

Arugula salad pizza

Preparation:

  1. As in the previous recipe, we must prepare the pizza dough first and let it rest, at least, half an hour before starting to knead it.
  2. Once the half hour has passed, we knead and shape the base for the
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC.
  4. We grease a baking tray with a little olive oil and place the dough there. Then take it to the oven for 12 minutes to brown on both sides.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl, pour the tomato sauce and proceed to season it. Once ready, we add it to the dough and add the cheese on top.
  6. Cut the ham into thin strips and reserve.
  7. We take the pizza to the oven another 10 minutes to melt the cheese and settle the rest of the
  8. After the indicated time, we remove the pizza and let it rest a couple of minutes at room temperature before adding the arugula leaves and the ham.

As we have seen, adding a layer of salad to pizzas avoids adding cheese, which reduces caloric intake. However, this does not mean that you can not add a certain amount of cheese, but you have to pay attention to the type and quantity. At the end of the day, a fatty cheese will not be the best choice for many vegetables that we add to our salad pizza. You may try with a delicious Greek salad.

So that the salad pizza does not lose its freshness it is essential that we add the vegetables when removing the pizza from the oven. Otherwise, the result will not be the same.

 

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