Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe

Would it be a crime to put together unexpected recipes on pizza? We think not!

From, this recipe brings you a full pledge pizza that is given a little something for your buds to think about – walnuts and arugula! If you think about it, there is nothing wrong with it, if you like nuts and arugula so much!


1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 (8-ounce) whole-wheat pizza crust

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 ounces goat cheese, sliced

3/4 cup loosely packed baby arugula



1. Preheat oven to 450°. Toast walnuts on a baking sheet 3–4 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned. Transfer immediately to a plate; let cool.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6–8 minutes or until onion is soft and golden.

3. Place crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top with walnuts, onion, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper; arrange goat cheese on top.

4. Bake for 7 minutes or until crust is golden, crisp, and warmed through. Scatter arugula on top, and drizzle with remaining oil. Let cool slightly before cutting into wedges.

Posted by Diane Araga, on March 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM