The name Quick and Healthy Italian Salad Pizza says it all; it’s quick, you can make it in under 20 minutes, it’s healthy coming in at only 258 calories, and it’s full of nutritious veggies. As for the Italian Salad twist, think Maggianno’s chopped Italian salad.
Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, lunch, or after-school snack, this versatile kid-friendly pizza is made with flat-bread, so you don’t even have to deal with pizza dough. It’s a new year, and I know many of you have made healthy-eating resolutions. This delicious Quick and Healthy Italian Salad Pizza fits the bill! Oh, and did I mention how easy this flavorful pizza is to prepare?
Quick and Healthy Italian Salad Pizza includes prosciutto, but if you want to make it meatless, you can leave it out, or you could substitute pepperoni or bacon. The other ingredients are just what you would expect to find in an Italian salad: romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, some gorgonzola cheese and maybe a slice or two of avocado. Also, feel free to add any other salad ingredients you happen to like or have on hand. And while the salad is really the star of the show, the flat-bread pizza crust is what makes it so quick and easy to prepare! You will love this simple recipe for Italian dressing, and there will be enough left over to serve later. If you are short on time, you can always substitute prepared Italian salad dressing.
How to make Quick and Healthy Italian Salad Pizza
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spread the pizza sauce lightly over the flatbread and liberally cover with shredded cheese. Bake at 375°F for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and the flatbread is crispy.
While the flatbread is cooking, combine the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, and avocado in a large bowl. Toss to combine and set aside.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
Add a small amount of the dressing to the salad and toss to combine. (You will have leftover salad dressing, cover and refrigerate the dressing for up to one week.)
Spoon the salad evenly over the flatbread, and top with a small amount of gorgonzola or parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.