Every since I perfected my perfect pizza dough, I have been pizza crazy. Fresh greens are my newest topping, straight from my little garden.

pizza-arugula

I was so anxious for my veggie garden to grow faster and faster so I could pluck just a few leaves for a fresh salad.  Now, summer is upon us and I am nearly overwhelmed with my unending crops of spinach, mixed lettuces and arugula.

In an effort to find some fresh ideas for using the glut of arugula, I turned to Twitter. Almost immediately, @springboots (you can find her blog here) told me it would be good on pizza.  She was right.  I lathered up the dough up with some pesto and topped it with prosciutto and medallions of fresh mozzarella.  After removing the hot pie from the oven, I dressed it with freshly harvested arugula.Wow.  Double wow.  The flavor combination was one of my favorite pizza toppings yet though it may not quite top this pizza recipe with truffle oil, mushrooms and fresh mozzarella.  For my next pizza venture, I am going to try grilling it for the first time.   I have heard it’s the thing to do in the summer and we have a new large grill that could possibly hold two pizzas.  Any pizza grilling advice from experts out there?

Pizza with Pesto, Proscuitto, Mozzarella & Arugula

Follow this pizza dough recipe.
After the first baking of the crust, brush the crust and dough liberally with pesto.  I used this pesto recipe.
Lay thin slices of proscuitto and slices of fresh mozzarella on the dough.
Bake it again per the pizza dough instructions.
Remove from the oven and top with fresh arugula.

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15 Responses to “Pizza with Pesto, Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Arugula”

  1. To Kiss the Cook Says:

    Reminiscent of my favorite pie at Spacca Napoli- I love arugula on pizza and yours looks intensely delicous. I’ve planted my first vegetable plot this year so as soon as I have a crop, I’ll email over a list to see if there’s an interest in trade. I didn’t get into the ground in time for lettuces and am slightly envious of your bounty!

  2. Patricia Turo Says:

    Your pizza looks great. I have been grilling my pizza in my fireplace for years. The wood adds a slightly smokey flavor that I love. I have been testing pizza in many parts of Italy and thought I found the best pizza in Montebelluna, (Veneto) last year where there must have been 50 selections on the menu. That is until I visited Dolceaqua (Riviera dei Fiori). I was told that they had the best pizza and I have to admit It was the best I’ve had in Italy. My husband had one with carpaccio pizza with very think slices of raw beef and agugula, he loved it. Good luck on your quest to grill pizza.

    Patricia

  3. my little expat kitchen Says:

    One the best combinations for a pizza. Looks fantastic.
    Magda

  4. Calvine Says:

    I have become similarly pizza obsessed since I found a dough I like – it’s really fun! Thanks for the recipe idea, I can’t wait to try it out.

  5. Heather @ chiknpastry Says:

    i love arugula on pizza, and i especially love grilled pizza! i haven’t made any outdoors yet either, but have grilled indoors. this one is a favorite of mine: Grilled pizza with ramp pesto and veggies. of course, any pesto works if ramps aren’t around!

  6. Roslyn Cooper Says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I just may have to make this some time this week! Yummmmm! This is a crazy question… but what is arugula (I gotta get outta my pastry world!)

  7. Sunshine Says:

    The pizza looks so delicious and prepared itself still tastes the best.

  8. Nicole Says:

    That looks soooo good!

  9. EB Says:

    Stunning! I love that there’s lots of crispy bits and not topping overload

  10. Caroline Says:

    Roslyn – arugula is also sometimes called rocket. You can find more info here
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-arugula.htm

    Spinach would be a yummy substitute. However, most grocery stores now carry arugula in salad bags.

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  12. Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} Says:

    I made a pizza topped with arugula salad this morning and everybody loved it. Must be heavenly with prosciutto.

  13. Andrea Hanton Says:

    I made this a couple weeks ago and forgot to post my comment: wonderful! We absolutely loved the combination of the pesto, fresh mozzarella, and arugula. I also threw on a little ham (no prosciutto in my neck of the woods). MMmm…I am getting hungry for it again just writing this!

  14. Tracy Says:

    This looks incredible.

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