My sister and I made a pact to start eating healthy. We said we would not diet but just make a lifestyle change. Lifestyle change – meaning we still can eat a lot of the carbs and starch but eat everything in moderation and make healhtier choices. Thus my post for today…
We found a cookbook with light and healthy recipes. One of the recipes we tried was a grape and arugula pizza. Grapes and arugula pizza??? Why would that taste good? I was skeptical too but believe me, it was amazing!
We decided to use a wheat crust the first time we made and when we tried again to make it, we couldn’t find personal size wheat crusts so we just used regular white crusts. Both times the pizza was amazing.
The first step is to preheat your crust for 8 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your crust. Then on the heated crust, layer sliced grapes, crumbled blue cheese (I think the Kraft Crumbles worked well with this recipe) and the walnuts.
Then arrange a layer of arugula on the top of the pizza. You can use the bunched arugula or the salad in a bag variety. As long as the arugula has that tart flavor, it will do.
Place the pizza in the oven to bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the arugula slightly wilts and the blue cheese starts to heat up and moisten. The reason the crust was pre-heated was so that the arugula would not wilt and loose its color.
While the pizza is in the oven, heat in a sauce pan some balsamic vinegar until it reduces and thickens. Remove the pizza from the oven and drizzle some of the balsamic reduction on top.
For even more flavor, I spritzed a little balsamic dressing (I used Wishbone). It gave the pizza some kick and sweetness. I had this pizza two days in a row because I was too good that I just wanted more.