"For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average - Hey, let's get a pizza!"
- Jay Leno
Greetings! Here's to a healthy you. Here's to a healthy me. Here's to a healthy them. And here's to a healthy planet!
Mmm... Who doesn't love pizza? So many endless variations. Too many dough recipes, sauces and toppings to contemplate a thought of sampling them all. This to me is probably the hardest part of whipping up what should be one of the simplest meals to make, pizza. What crust shall I use? What sauce shall I make? What toppings shall I use? Which method shall I bake it?
Okay, the plan? Store-bought (Publix deli) pizza dough, unique homemade sauce, mixed greens, and topped with ricotta & goat cheese.
|Toasting the almonds via skillet.|
|Sauce ingredients ready to blend.|
- Pizza dough
- Sauce (see recipe below)
- Mixed greens, drained
- Low-fat ricotta (optional)
- Goat cheese (optional)
|Simply the brand we found and chose.|
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 2 cherry peppers
- 1/3 cup almonds, toasted (or roasted)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp spaghetti spice (or oregano, basil, garlic blend)
- Olive oil
- Allow dough to rise.
- As dough rises, open and drain can of mixed greens.
- As dough rises, make sauce. Blend ingredients until smooth adding olive oil until desired consistency has been reached.
- Prepare pizza pie and spread sauce evenly.
- Carefully lay out mixed greens evenly on top of sauce.
- Lay out cheeses (optional).
- Bake until done.
|Pie topped with sauce.|
|Sauce topped with drained mixed greens.|
If I had to do it over again I would have thawed my frozen ricotta cheese in preparation of this pizza. But Tiffany and I enjoyed every bite which was not only tasty but relatively healthy (for a pizza). We ate most of the pie as our dinner with a few slices left-over for lunch on another day.
Hi-dee hi-dee this-pizza-rocks-ho my friend!