Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Arugula White Pizza

I've mentioned in the past couple recipe posts that I am finally cooking my way through some of the cookbooks that John and I received as wedding gifts.  One of my favorites so far has been Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.

Firstly, I wish Ina was my best friend, and secondly, her arugula pizza is amazing.



What you need:
for the crust
- 1 1/4 cup of warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
- 2 packages of dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 3 table spoons of olive oil
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons of salt
for the sauce
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 5 sprigs of thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
for the toppings
- Crumbled goat cheese
- Mozzarella
- Chicken (per John's request)
for the salad
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
- 8 ounces of baby arugula

How to:
1.  To make the crust, combine the first four ingredients and mix until the yeast is dissolved.  Add the flour and salt and mix until a soft dough is formed.  Add up to an extra cup of flour if the dough is sticky.  Cover the bowl and let rise for 30 minutes.
2.  For the sauce, combine the olive oil, garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
3.  Once the dough has finished rising, form your crusts on a baking sheet.  I made 6 small personal-sized pizzas, or you could make 2 large pizzas.  Top the pizza with the garlic sauce and cheese.  Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
4. When the pizza is baking, mix together the arugula, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.  Once the pizza is out of the oven, place the salad on top of the pizza.


To make this recipe even easier, just buy a premade pizza crust.  It looks like there are a lot of steps, but it is actually pretty easy... John and I have made this recipe twice already, actually!


30 comments :

  1. YUMM! pinning this for the future, i love arugula. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Looks really good!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I want to be besties with Martha! We would probably run in the same circle as Ina since they are both in the Hamptons. ha! Anyway, I love that pizza! We've tried it before but ya know, the husband says it's a girl's pizza. Whateverrrrr. Seriously so delish.

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  4. You are so right, Ina totally has it going on. This recipe looks totally doable! I think we would love this at my house! It is like salad pizza! :) Happy Tuesday girlie! :)

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  5. Mouthwatering right now!! This is so good!

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  6. Yum! Sounds delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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  7. I love white pizza and I love arugula on pizza. or in salad or anywhere

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  8. That crust looks beyond amazing! I love watching Ina on TV, what a good cookbook to have!

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  9. Yum that looks SO good! My husband wouldn't eat the Arugula but he could make his own since this is right down my alley :)

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  10. This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. yum! this looks amazing. i love arugula but like Caitlyn, my husband does not! lol

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  12. DUDE...I wish Ina was my best friend too!! I would just hang out in her garden & eat her food. I can't wait to make this! XOXO

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  13. I'm like a teen at heart - I can eat pizza every day :)

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  14. i'm an ina lover too. and this looks AMAZING. i just ate lunch and potentially am hungry again...

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  15. I love homemade pizza! This sounds easy and delish!

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  16. I have that book and have yet to make this! It looks fantastic

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  17. Oh my goodness that looks so delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  18. This sounds yummy! I love arugula pizza!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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  19. mmm I want to come visit just so you can entertain me in your kitchen! haha You always make the best food!

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  20. Pizza is my fav - and this looks ah-mazing!! Thanks for sharing this girl! Happy Tuesday!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  21. That looks amazing! Love me some arugula. Thanks for sharing girl!

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  22. That looks amazing! I need to be better about using my cookbooks and recipe cards and trying new things! xo

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  23. We've made a pretty similar pizza, but we usually add pears or apples. Yum!

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  24. I've never met an Ina recipe that I didn't like...this looks delicious!

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  25. I keep meaning to make my own pizzas - some day some day - this one looks tasty!

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  26. Omg, this looks amazing! You can't go wrong with Ina!!

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