Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Arugula and smoked cheese pizza topping

I love the peppery flavor of arugula, and my introduction to it initiated my foray into enjoying a larger variety of flavorful greens than the usual lettuce and spinach available in restaurants. This is a really fun use of some arugula that was on its last legs. The flavors are quite delightful.

2 packed cups arugula
8 oz smoked gouda
0.5 cup ricotta cheese
3 cloves garlic
0.75 tsp salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
pizza dough from 3 cups of flour
cheery tomatoes

To a blender add the ricotta, garlic, salt and black pepper. Grind until well blended.

Add the shredded, smoked gouda and the arugula. Blend until a little chunky. 

Roll out the pizza dough into four circles, top with the arugula topping and add little tomato boats to it, from cherry tomatoes cut in half.

Bake in a preheated 475F oven until light brown. Serve warm!

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