Tuesday, October 9, 2012
goat cheese garlic pizza with fresh greens
over the weekend i wanted to be a little bit adventurous with my party food options so i decided to try a totally random recipe. actually, there really wasn't a recipe for this particular pizza that i made here. i just sort of made it up. i think it turned out quite well. it's like killing two birds with one stone. you get a pizza and salad in one! the pizza was definitely a hit with the hubby. he absolutely loves pizza but such a tough critic at times. this time, he actually said there was a lot of flavor picked in one bite. so the overall verdict? yay! he loves it; and everyone at the party liked it too.
below's the recipe should you want to try this out yourself. i hope you'll enjoy it as much as everyone did here. enjoy! :)
on a whim i made this pizza topped with goat cheese, fresh spring salad mix, almond slivers, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
a bite of this pizza packs quite the flavor punch
yum! try the recipe out for yourself and let me know what you think ;)
i think this is a new favorite, simple and easy to make
goat cheese garlic pizza with fresh greens, almond slivers + balsamic vinaigrette
1 ball of pizza dough
1/4 cup flour (or enough for rolling out pizza dough)
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp pizza or italian seasoning
1/4 cup mozzerella & cheddar cheese mix, shredded
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled + 2 tbsp for topping
1-2 cups spring salad mix
1/2 an apple, sliced thinly
almond slivers, as much as needed
balsamic vinaigrette (for drizzle before serving):
1 tsp dijon mustard
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
preheat oven to 450°F.
sprinkle some flour on a working area where you'll be rolling out your pizza dough. form dough into circular or any shape you'd like for your pizza. once you've shaped your desired pizza shape, put it on a pizza pan. make sure to dust your pan with flour or spray it with some oil before putting the dough on there so that the pizza doesn't stick once it's baked (that happens sometimes to me when i skip this part, it can be very annoying trying to get the pizza off the pan). once your rolled out dough is on the pan, mix the chopped garlic cloves and olive oil together. then brush (generously) 3/4 of the garlic oil mixture onto the dough (it's okay to leave the garlic pieces on the dough). once that's done, sprinkle in some pizza or italian seasoning. then add in the 1/4 cup mozzerella and cheddar cheese mixture.
put the pizza crust in the oven and let it bake for 5 minutes. after 5 minutes, take it out and brush the rest of the garlic oil mixture onto the partially cooked crust. sprinkle 1/4 cup of the crumbled goat cheese onto the crust and put it back in the oven for another 12-15 minutes or until golden.
once the crust is baked, take it out and let it cool for a few minutes before cutting. once cut, sprinkle the spring salad mix along with the rest of the crumbled goat cheese (2 tbsp), apple slices and almond slivers. then drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the topped pizza and serve. enjoy!
makes one whole 10-12" pizza (about 8 slices depending on how big/small you cut the slices).