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A Wonderful Arugula Pizza

Here is another great pizza recipe that I just love.  It is fairly simple to make, once you have your dough prepared.  I have included a very simple pizza dough recipe too at the bottom of the article.

Ingredients

1/2 cup of fresh tomato salsa (3 tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 2 green onions, handful of fresh basil, salt and pepper, blended very well in blender)
1/2 cup cut mini-tomatoes
8 ounces of cooked chicken breast, shreadded
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Large handful of fresh arugula
1 whole wheat pizza dough

Directions

Roll out the pizza dough in a round circle and lay on a round pizza pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and then bake the pizza dough on both sides.  Takes about 8-10 minutes.

Remove the crust from the oven and spread the fresh tomato salsa all around. Spread the chicken on top of the sauce and then the cut mini-tomatoes.  Add the mozzarella cheese on top.

Return the pizza back to the oven and bake again for another 7 - 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Remove from the oven and top with the fresh arugula and the parmesan cheese.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Ingredients
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash of salt
 Directions
  1. Place the yeast in 2 tablespoons of  the lukewarm water and allow to dissolve for 5 minutes.  Add the flour to a large table or working area and make a whole in the middle.  
  2. Add in the yeast, olive oil, salt and the remainder of the water.  Start mixing in the flour with the liquids and keep mixing until you have used everything together.
  3. Add more flour and water if needed to get to the right consistency.  Knead the dough for 10 minutes or put in a mixer and use the dough hooks for 3 to 5 minutes.  
  4. Allow the dough to rise twice before using in your pizza recipes.