Prosciutto, Asiago & Bitter Greens Pizz’alad
From EatingWell: July/August 2013
In this healthy salad pizza recipe a simple pizza with garlic, olive oil and prosciutto is topped with an assertive bitter greens salad. The heart of this piquant pizz’alad is anchovies, a classic pizza topping that we use to flavor the salad dressing. Using bread flour gives the pizza crust a crisp and sturdy structure, but all-purpose flour works well in its place. For a gluten-free crust variation, see Tips.
Whole-Grain Pizza Dough
- 2/3 cup lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon instant or RapidRise yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tips) or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping & Salad
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 slices prosciutto, cut into strips
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste or 1/2 teaspoon minced anchovy fillet
- 4 cups thinly sliced bitter greens, such as radicchio and/or escarole
- 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
- To prepare pizza dough: Stir water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl; let stand until the yeast has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in bread flour (or all-purpose flour), whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose flour) and salt until the dough begins to come together.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, mix the dough in a food processor. Process until it forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.) Place the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat.
- Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel; set aside in a warm, draft-free place until the dough has nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- To bake pizza and prepare topping & salad: Position rack in lower third of oven, place a pizza stone on the rack and preheat oven to 500°F. Let the stone heat at 500° for 20 minutes. Want to grill your pizza instead? See Tips below.
- Roll pizza dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12- to 14-inch circle (depending on the size of your stone). Transfer to a lightly floured pizza peel (or inverted baking sheet).
- Combine garlic and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl and brush the dough with it. Sprinkle with prosciutto. Slide the pizza onto the hot stone. Bake until golden and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, anchovy and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add greens and Asiago; toss to coat.
- When the pizza is done, transfer to a large cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes. Mound the salad in the middle and serve immediately.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Prepare dough through Step 2, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Or tightly wrap unrisen dough in oiled plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Let refrigerated (or previously frozen) dough stand at room temperature for 1 hour before rolling out.
- Tips: Try using white whole-wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour. It’s made from a white variety of wheat, light in color and flavor but with the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. Look for it in supermarkets, natural-foods stores or online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer.
- We made and enjoyed a gluten-free pizza crust using King Arthur Flour’s gluten-free bread mix. To order, visit kingarthurflour.com.
- To make this pizza on the grill instead, preheat grill to medium-high. Slide the rolled-out pizza dough onto the grill rack; close the lid. Cook until lightly puffed and browned on the bottom, 1 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, charred-side up. Spread on toppings from Step 6. Return to grill, close lid and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes.
Per serving:: 333 calories; 13 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 17 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 13 g protein; 4 g fiber; 709 mg sodium; 197 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Folate (35% daily value), Iron (25% dv), Vitamin A (19% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 3 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat
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- July/August 2013