Monday, September 10, 2012

Veggie Pizza and Caesar Salad

Hello, friends! It has been a busy summer. Two great friends got married, another is expecting their first baby (yay!) so we have had showers and parties galore!  While we may have taken a brief break from the blog, I assure you, there was no shortage of brewing or baking, so we have lots of catching up to do!

Up first- a veggie pizza and Caesar salad with homemade croutons. Pizza and salad is a great, quick meal any time of year, and it an easy way to use ingredients that you already have on hand. Artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onions and bell peppers topped with Feta and Parmesan cheeses made for a light, Greek-inspired pizza. We served with a side of greens topped with homemade croutons. Easy as pie!


1 pre-made pizza dough (we used whole wheat)
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 can artichoke hearts, sliced
1/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
Feta cheese
Parmesan cheese

Romaine lettuce
1/4 loaf french bread, cubed
olive oil
caesar dressing


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Croutons: slice the french bread into bite sized pieces, drizzle with olive oil and salt. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Pizza: Slice all your veggies roll out your pizza dough. Drizzle a little olive oil on the bottom of the dough and layer on the veggies and cheese. Bake 12 -15 minutes in preheated oven, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

While the pizza is baking, chop the lettuce, top with croutons, Parmesan cheese and dressing.