• Aug
  • 04
  • 2013

Pizza Salad – the healthy way to satisfy your pizza craving

Sometimes the hardest thing about cooking dinner is just deciding on what to cook; a salad, pizza, curry or maybe a stir fry. But truth be told I am a great fan of mixing things up and creating something new. This method often leads to some great fusion meals, but at times they can be more of a con-fusion meal. However with summer on its way the salad spoons are back out but that mix it up attitude has spin on the normal salad. This is a more heathy alternative to a less heathy meal. So if you  have a craving for pizza – try healthy it up a little with this pizza salad.  It doesn’t take long to whip up and is far better for you than a pizza and just as tasty.

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Pizza Salad

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 3

Serving Size: salad bowls

Pizza Salad

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 1 cup diced fresh mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup thin pepperoni slices, quartered
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper (the picture shows sliced)
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced olives, drained
  • Small head of leafy lettuce
  • 1/2 cup salad croutons
  • Italian Dressing
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of sugar

Instructions

    Making the Dressing
  1. In a large bowl combine all the dressing ingredients.
  2. With a fork or whisk mix well.
  3. Making the Pizza Salad
  4. Chop the mozzarella, pepperoni, tomatoes, mushrooms, bell pepper, and olives in to bit sized bits.
  5. Pop all of the chopped pizza bits into a large bowl.
  6. Pour over the dressing.
  7. Using two forks or spoons toss the dressing through the salad.
  8. Serve the salad on a bed of lettuce and top it with croutons just before eating.
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Pizza salad Tips

  • Try a different pizza for your pizza salad inspiration, maybe a Hawaiian, or seafood pizza salad  

Images originally produced for wikiHow. This recipe is edited from the original wikiHow article on how to make a pizza salad.

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