Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pizza Salad

This isn't TECHNICALLY a BBQ recipe (which is the theme for this month's Recipe Box Swap), but it is the thing that I am asked to bring most frequently to Tony's work BBQs and our family 4th of July picnics. I hope that is a good enough connection. I found this in my mom's recipe file, and it has been a huge success...every time we make it.

Pizza Salad

Tomato-Basil Dressing:
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

Mix tomatoes, oil and garlic in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Transfer to blender. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar and basil. Pulse to blend and set aside.

1 Bolboli crust
(baked at 450 degrees for 8-10minutes and then cut into 2" squares)

3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 lb. diced mozzarella cheese
6 cups green leaf lettuce pieces (I use romaine)
1/2 of 3.5 oz. package of pepperoni, cut in half

Combine all ingredient and add dressing. Toss and serve. Delish.

Thanks, Randi, for another great swap!


zakkalife said...

I've never heard of this salad before. You've got me curious, I've got to try it now.

jennwa said...

That looks terrific!!! Yum, I can not wait to try!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That sounds fabulous!!

Renna said...

Yum! This sounds positively delicious! It's going into my recipe box!

Kristi said...

Sounds delicous!

Anonymous said...

This looks like one the whole family will love! Yummy.

Shannon said...

What a great idea! I love pizza, I love salad, but don't love all the dough! Sounds yummy!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

This is great. I usually make something similar, but put the salad on the baked dough. I like this idea better!

Scribbit said...

I can vouch that this is one amazing recipe--you'll love it!

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