There is this amazing little pizza place in my “hometown” called Pizzeria Piccola. I adore their spicy pepperoni pizza, which is more like spicy salami all nice and crisped up. But I equally love the simplicity of their margherita with its basilly pepperiness (Are these even real words?! Probably not, but they work, right?!) But my all time favorite thing on their menu is their Arugla Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Sliced Mushrooms which inspired this salad.
So tonight as I am home by myself packing up all the cr** in my cabinets to prepare to get new ones tomorrow and watching the sun shimmer over our little lake, I created this Italian Pizzeria Pizza for one combining my three favorite things from Piccola.
One word-yum. Seriously. I grabbed my book and my San Pellegrino and devoured the entire thing on my patio. And now, it’s back to the grind of cabinet emptying. How on earth does one little family of four have so many stinkin’ dishes?!
Cheers my friends, cheers!
Here’s What You Need:(Serves 1-2)*
1 flatbread or small pizza crust (I prefer a garlic naan like the one from Target’s Archer Farms)
Handful of basic, sliced
Handful of arugula
Extra virgin olive oil + balsamic vinegar
Sea salt + pepper
1/2 of a large ripe tomato, sliced
1 piece of salami cut into strips
Fresh mozzarella (About 4 pieces)
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to 400 and drizzle evoo over the crust and then sprinkle with the parmesan. Add the tomato slices fanning them out. Add in the mozzarella and the salami. Drizzle with evoo and bake for 10 minutes. Broil for two more minutes, turning once. Add the basil and arugula to the top and then drizzle with a capful of balsamic vinegar. Delish!
*(If you want to make this for the whole family, but one large crispy pre-made pizza dough and then double the ingredients listed above.
My kids adore pepperoni, so I would make half the pizza with just the sliced salami and the cheese, minus the tomatoes. Easy. Peasy.
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