Arugula Pizza

Arugula Pizza with homemade whole wheat dough #myvegetarianfamily

Arugula Pizza

Sometimes, the dinner inspiration just isn’t there.  You know what I mean.  Dinner.  What to make?? Where to begin?? Then begins the mental checklist.  Is it healthy enough? When did I last make that dish? What did everyone eat for lunch? Did they get enough vegetables today? How long will it take? Do I have everything here to make this or do I need to go to the store again?!?  Exhausting, isn’t it?? Not any more! I have the answer … Arugula Pizza.

Arugula Pizza Salad myvegetarianfamily

Let’s talk about Arugula:

  • leafy green plant closely related to (surprisingly) the radish, kale, or cauliflower, not to lettuce
  • high in folic acid, vitamins C, K, A, potassium, manganese, iron, and calcium
  • great source of antioxidants (to boost your immune system)
  • lots of phytonutrients to fight cancer
  • excellent food choice for pregnant women because of its high folic acid content
  • tastes amazing on pizza!

Why put arugula on your pizza?

  • costs less than cheese
  • healthier than cheese
  • more vitamins and nutrients than cheese
  • add some hummus and you now have a plant-powered pizza with protein
  • what is a salad without the bread??!?!?
  • it is vegan
  • it is pretty 🙂

Tara’s Tips for Perfect, Fool-Proof Arugula Pizza:

  1. Make your own dough using my recipe for no-rise healthy whole wheat pizza dough or a store-bought dough works too in a pinch or if you need a gluten free option
  2. I smeared hummus over the crust for extra protein and texture which is absolutely delicious.  Make your own using my tahini-free homemade hummus recipe or you can toss on some roasted chick peas but don’t cook them too long because they will be too crunchy and roll right off!
  3. I added roasted tomatoes but you can do sun-dried tomatoes, roasted zucchini, olives, or even figs
  4. Drizzle on salad dressing after all your fixings are on.  Make your own easy homemade healthy salad dressing like I did. Be careful with store-bought salad dressing because it can bust the calorie and nutrition budget very quickly (more about that in my article here).

Arugula Pizza with Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing #myvegetarianfamily #vegan

See, easy! No more searching for dinner ideas that please everyone! This one is a keeper.  We LOVE this.  The dough can be made ahead on the weekend and frozen until you are ready to use. You have officially gone from dinner-cook-looking-for-takeout-to-the-rescue to healthy-homemade-pizza-superhero!

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Arugula Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes and healthy homemade salad dressing #vegan #myvegetarianfamily

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Arugula Pizza
Take your favorite homemade pizza dough or pre-made crust, roast some tomatoes, smear on some hummus, sprinkle with arugula, and top it off with healthy homemade salad dressing. Is it pizza or is it salad? It is an arugula pizza salad.
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Ingredients
  • 1 homemade or pre-made store-bought pizza dough see recipe notes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh cherry or heirloom tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 8 oz fresh arugula
  • 1 cup store-bought or homemade hummus see recipe notes
  • your favorite homemade or store-bought salad dressing see recipe notes
Servings
pizza
Ingredients
  • 1 homemade or pre-made store-bought pizza dough see recipe notes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh cherry or heirloom tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 8 oz fresh arugula
  • 1 cup store-bought or homemade hummus see recipe notes
  • your favorite homemade or store-bought salad dressing see recipe notes
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add whole cherry or heirloom tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until the skin begins to brown and blister, remove from heat and sprinkle with salt to taste. Set aside.
  2. Spread hummus on cooked pizza dough
  3. Sprinkle arugula and tomatoes over the top
  4. Drizzle salad dressing to taste
  5. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

→ Pizza Dough: short on time? store-bought dough will work here or try my recipe here for no-rise whole wheat pizza crust

→ Hummus: in a pinch, store-bought will work here or try my recipe here for tahini-free homemade hummus

→ Salad Dressing: be careful with store-bought salad dressings! They can be loaded with fat, calories, trans fats, and artificial ingredients.  Instead try my recipe here for homemade healthy salad dressing.

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