The flavors you love on a pizza over a bed of lettuce.
Well, we had a bit of a heat wave before the cooler temperatures are here, to stay I hope, and we had Pizza Salad.
Pizza Salad is super simple. You put whatever toppings you like on a pizza on top of a salad! Yep, I know, not really much of a recipe but it was good.
I took some chicken sausage links, removed the casings, and pinched it off into smaller pieces and browned them.
I also sautéed some onions and mushrooms because I love those on both pizza and a salad.
Make your base salad as plain or as jazzed up as you like. We just had some lettuce, a few sliced radishes, some diced yellow pepper, a little shredded carrot, and CHEESE the other night. I had some really good mozzarella from Aldi that we added to this with a little shredded cheddar. The mozzarella was really good and creamy.
I cut up a roma tomato because I had one that needed to be used. I put it in a side dish because not everyone likes tomato.
The first time I made this, we used some Parmesan cheese instead of the other cheeses. We also add pepperoni, either turkey or regular.
Oh! Tiffany likes sun-dried tomatoes, so we have those available too. Seriously, this is all about whatever flavors you like on your pizza. We love meaty pizzas, so we even add bacon bits sometimes. Ham is not out of the question either.
Some times I cut the pepperoni into quarters and sprinkle throughout the salad.
I served it with a homemade catalina that used tomato paste in it. I cannot remember which one now but I think it was a mix of these two here (eliminated the honey) and here (and I used an on-plan sweetener, not splenda).
Each person’s plate of salad looks a bit different. To each his own.
It is almost silly to add a recipe but here goes anyway.
- Lettuce or bagged salad (we like green leaf or butter leaf lettuce in a bag)
- pizza toppings of choice:
- bacon bits
- bell pepper
- sun dried tomatoes
- shredded carrot
- sliced radishes
- dressing of choice, we use homemade Catalina or just plain olive oil
- Cook the sausage.
- Assemble the lettuce and any toppings liked by all diners.
- Place optional items in side bowls to allow each individual to have the amounts of each thing they desire.
I hope you enjoy this.
Until next time, God bless,