Green Pizza

Broccoli and arugula work as unconventional pizza toppings, bringing both flavor and color to this pizza.

Green Pizza (Source)


1 lb prepared pizza dough  (whole wheat recommended)

2 cups chopped broccoli

¼ cup water

5 oz arugula, any tough stems removed, chopped (about 6 cups)

Pinch of salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

½ cup prepared pesto

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat to 450F. Coat large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook broccoli and water in a large skillet over medium heat, covered until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in arugula and cook, stirring until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread pesto evenly over the crust. Top with broccoli mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until crispy, golden and the cheese is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM