Quick & Easy Arugula Pizza
If you fancy something slightly different from the normal toppings, give this recipe a try. We adore homemade pizza and love using our AUGOSTA Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill.
I have been re-discovering arugula and so it did not take long for me to put it on pizza. 😛 You can spice up this classic version by using pesto alla Genovese instead of the standard tomato pizza sauce. It works nicely with the aromatic ham.
Fresh out of the oven and delicious!
pizza dough of your choice
1 serving of pesto alla Genovese
325 g cherry or mini-roma tomatoes
80 g arugula
80 g smoked ham
125 g mozzarella cheese
red onion thinly sliced to garnish
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 250° C. If you own a pizza stone, make sure to heat it up in the oven. If you do not own one, no problem – either oil a baking tray or line it with baking parchment.
AUGOSTA Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill
Roll out the dough and put it on the baking tray (or the pizza shovel to transport the pizza to the stone later).
Spread the pesto onto the dough.
Wash the tomatoes and cut them into halves or quarters, depending on their size. Put the pieces on the pizza.
Wash the arugula, dry it, and spread it on the pizza.
Cut the ham into smaller pieces and distribute it evenly as well.
Lastly, cut the mozzarella cheese into chunks and sprinkle them on top.
Add potherbs and/or oregano, if you want.
Put the pizza into the oven and bake at 250° C for 10-15 min., depending on your preferences.
Here’s A Hint
Try adding McCormick Gourmet, Italian Seasoning, to this dish. This classic blend of basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, sage and oregano is perfect for pizza, pasta and most dishes.
The aromatic Serrano ham goes well with the pesto and the melted cheese. Or try instead with Prosciutto.
This is delicious with an ice cold beer, Italian if available.