Smoked Salmon Pizza Insalata

Smoked Salmon Pizza Insalata

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  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 8
A unique blend of salad euphoria served as a twice-baked pizza. The dough is first baked into a crisp crust, topped with a mouth-watering melange of smoked salmon, arugula, orange slices, Parmesan and balsamic red pepper vinaigrette, then baked again to gently wilt the greens and heat ingredients through.

Ingredients

  • One recipe Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • Toppings
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 large bunches of arugula, spinach, or mixed salad greens (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large oranges*, peeled and cut crosswise into disks (about 1 pound)
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. If using a pizza stone, preheat for 30 minutes to get stone to appropriate temperature.
  3. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle or fit into a 14-inch pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray or wiped with olive oil.
  4. If baking the pizza directly on a pizza stone, place dough on a pizza peel dusted with cornmeal.
  5. Form a rim to hold in the toppings.
  6. Brush with olive oil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crust is a light golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the toppings.
  8. In a small bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar and remaining olive oil to make a vinaigrette.
  9. Season with red pepper flakes.
  10. Set aside.
  11. Discard stems from arugula and wash in cool water to remove any dirt.
  12. Dry leaves in a salad spinner or gently pat dry with paper towels.
  13. Transfer to a large bowl.
  14. Add orange slices and smoked salmon.
  15. Toss ingredients with vinaigrette.
  16. Mound onto baked pizza crust and top with grated or shaved Parmesan cheese.
  17. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until arugula is slightly wilted.
  18. Remove from oven and serve warm.
  19. Place the bottles of balsamic and olive oil on the table in case someone wants an extra splash of flavor.

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