Grilled Salad Pizza

Serves 4


1/2 cup part skim mozzarella, shredded

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

2 1/2 cups arugula

1 1/2 cups tomato, chopped

1/4 cup basil, chopped

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

For the dough:

1 package dry yeast

2/3 cup warm water

3 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup dried thyme

cooking spray

Method of Preparation:

1. For the dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, salt, oregano, and thyme. Add to yeast mixture; stir well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85F), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide in half. Roll each half into a 9-inch circle on a floured surface.

2. Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Place one dough portion on pan; cook 10 minutes. Turn dough over; sprinkle with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Cook 10 minutes; remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining dough and cheeses.

3. Combine 2 teaspoons oil, arugula, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Spoon 2 cups salad onto each pizza crust using a slotted spoon. Cut each pizza into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.