Sunday Salad

Sunday, September 19, 2010 |
I must admit that this is a major comfort food for me. Quite often when my husband is away on travel I'll make it for supper {or lunch} numerous times as I just can't seem to get enough.

This "recipe" can be as easy or as intricate as you like. In my family we've come to really enjoy pizza on the grill. The flavor is amazing and the options are endless. To be honest, I don't think we have ever made the same combination twice and we've been doing this for years! I've purchased frozen pizzas at Trader Joe's before and used them as my base when I was busy or in a rush. The Mediterranean pizzas are my favorite but that is a personal preference. Any would work nicely.

This is the recipe I used in the photos. Give it a try; I know you'll be hooked ;)


Pizza Salad

Pizza dough {I use Trader Joe's}
4 cloves of garlic pressed {use the amount you like}
5 tbsp. olive oil
*Combine the garlic and oil for the "sauce"
Handful of baby spinach
1 cup of fresh mozzarella cut into thin slices
2 medium tomatoes sliced
Roasted red and yellow peppers
1 grilled chicken breast sliced

Mixed greens {amount depends on how big of a salad you desire}
Chopped fresh yellow, orange and red peppers
Roughly chopped tomatoes
Dressing of choice
Toss together and add dressing. Let sit while pizza is cooking

Place tiles or stone on grill and heat to low temperature. I divided the dough into 3 small balls for three pizzas. Place dough on grill tiles and cook just until slightly done. Flip the dough and layer the ingrediants starting with the cheese, spinach, tomatoes, chicken, and finally roasted peppers. Remove from grill and let cool just slightly. Cut pizza into manageable slices so that it isn't too difficult to cut once served. Add tossed salad to top and again let it sit for a few minutes so that the lettuce begins to wilts.


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bullie_mama said...

My gf bbq's her pizzas all the time and the flavor is amazing. She usually tosses a simple arugula salad to put on top and it's to.die.for.

French Basketeer said...

Jo, I never thought one could make pizza on the grill! I too love the TJ dough. I will try this when I get home but I have to find a pizza stone I guess. I took a pic for you yesterday; I have maxed out my camera and laptop on space with photos and video and hope to get it sorted out later today....bisous from Beaune,A

Tessa said...

this might be my favorite sunday salad so far. can't wait to make it. I'm not sure what grill tiles are though?

Suburban Princess said...

Mmmmm looks yummy! I hardly ever use the grill - I should try pizza on it!

My fave pizza is cheese and sauce with baked beans on top :O) YUM!

Liz said...

Yum!! I'll be sure to try this. Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

bevy said...

My husband and I love creating our own speciality pizzas. Of course, the boys are happy as clams with pepperoni!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!! That is a salad the whole family would eat:) YUMMM!!



Rene said...

This looks like a crowd pleaser. Yum.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Your pizza looks yummy and thanks for sharing the recipe.
My Husband cooked pizza on the BBQ grill the other night and the flavour was delicious.
He is talking of building a pizza oven outside, which I am excited about.

Have a great week

Wanda said...

Wow...another fabulous recipe. Another keeper. Thanks for sharing!!

Have a great week. (Just read your post about missing your man-child. Hope your fall break comes quickly.)

annechovie said...

Wow, this looks amazing, Jo! Having dinner at your house would be quite a treat. Have a wonderful week. xx

Trish said...

Jo this looks absolutely delicious! I do love grilled pizzas, such a nice change of pace and great flavor too. Love that this recipe just uses olive oil and garlic for the sauce, yum yum! Pizza and salad, two of my favorite things all in one! :)

Hope you had a fantastic weekend and that the puppies are doing well!

Fifi Flowers said...

That looks delicious!!!

theUngourmet said...

I'm all over this pizza salad! I keep seeing the dough a TJ's and I keep thinking I should grab some. I swear I'm there almost daily lately. :)

Hey, did you ever get your button/badge thingy set up? I can help if you want me to.

Have a terrific week!

Pink Martini said...

My luck I am starving and see this delicious pizza. That sound is my stomach growling! As for the cupcake toppers - do you mean the round ones that everyone has on their blog? It seems the trend is to buy downloadable files that someone has created digitally and you punch them out with a 2 to 2 1/2 inch plain round or scalloped edge punch. There are many available in Etsy. You could always make your own with scrapbook papers, etc. if you don't make them digitally. Now I'm curious what you have planned! :) xoxo

Ellie said...

Y.U.M.! That last photo is so delicious looking - You're making me hungry!

I wish we had a Trader Joe's
near us :(

Sue said...

I am now craving pizza and it's way too late to be eating anything!! LOL I want to try this over the weekend. It sounds so healthy and yummy. Thanks for posting, Jo. I've wanted to do this for a long time and you have renewed my intentions.
:-) Sue

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

yum! we don't have trader joe's but i can get some pretty good pizza dough from our local Earth Fare store and i make something similar to this! i love having ppl over and letting them make up their own by choosing all different toppings! your images are always so amazing!

midnight macaroons said...

Oh Jo, that looks delish. I must try this recipe too. I love pizza! I'm the same way when my hubby has dinner meetings or out of town (happy with just a salad).


Monet said...

How I miss Trader Joe's! I just found your blog tonight...and I'm so very glad that I did. Your writing and your photographs are captivating! Thank you for sharing with me...I look forward to reading more!

Casey said...

While that looks super delish, I think I have to teach you about comfort food. It's technically the stuff that isn't good for you and doesn't have the word "salad" in it. lol. :) Just kidding!! I guess I can kinda give it to you since it is a pizza. And pizza is my number one comfort food!

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