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Salad Pizza

Posted: 23rd April 2014 by doomthings in Dinner, Lunch, The Foodening
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And so should you.

Salad Pizza | doomthings



  • Your favorite pizza dough
  • Cornmeal (for pizza peel)
  • Mini tomatoes, sliced
  • Goat cheese
  • Avocados, cubed/sliced
  • Arugula
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Roll out (for thin crust) or hand-form (for normal crust) the dough.
  2. Place on peel sprinkled generously with cornmeal.
  3. Spread a thin layer of olive oil on the dough.
  4. Layer tomatoes, avocadoes, and goat cheese.
  5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.
  6. Transfer pizza to preheated pizza stone in oven.
  7. Bake at 500 degrees F for 10 – 15 minutes (or until crust is lightly golden).
  8. Top with arugula as soon as it comes out of the oven and serve once slightly cooled.

This pizza makes my insides feel AWESOME.  Try it.  TRY IT NOW!

| a doomthings™ original |

Really, this isn’t totally original because the original recipe came from my mom.  But, it didn’t come from the internet, so we’ll share the originality.  We did, however, modify it to suit our need for more spicy dishes.  This is one of those recipes where I haven’t included any measures, because it’s really all to taste.  You can’t mess this up.


  • Macaroni elbows (about one box is usually good for a medium get-together)*
  • Creamy french dressing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Red chili paste
  • Peppers (of any, or multiple, colors)
  • Carrots
  • Radishes and/or red onion
  • Seasoning salt

*The pictures are for half a box of macaroni with LOTS of veggies.


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package; rinse with cold water to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, dice the veggies.
  3. In a large bowl, combine french dressing and mayo with pasta, to taste (i.e. start with small amounts until you get a taste you like).
  4. Add veggies to pasta and combine well.
  5. Add seasoning salt to taste.
  6. Add more french dressing and mayo as needed.
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for a week or so.

| a doomthings™ original |

The other day, I was supposed to make just a regular salad.  Not necessarily boring (it was going to be full of spinach and peppers and tomatoes), but just a regular salad.  Upon finding that most of our spinach was kaput, we had to get creative.  With my husband calling out suggestions from the living room, we came up with a pepper and feta salad that did not disappoint.  Also, peppers from Costco are awesome.  Buy them.  They’re cheaper (6 per pack) and fresher than getting them fresh from a grocery store.  Seriously.


  • Red, orange, and yellow peppers (we had already eaten the green ones), chopped into small bits
  • Grape tomatoes, chopped into small bits
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Handful of craisins
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cracked pepper
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

*You’ll notice there are no quantities for any of these ingredients.  That is the way it should be.  This is a true tossed salad.  I tossed everything together.  It’ll work out, I promise!


  1. Combine the peppers, tomatoes, craisins, and feta cheese in the desired size bowl for your foodening.
  2. Add some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and stir until coated.  Start with small amounts and add more to taste.
  3. Add cracked pepper to taste (I like lots, so I used a lot).
  4. Actually the crushed red pepper was an accident, but a happy one.  I just added one or two shakes of this and it added a very nice amount of heat.  A couple more couldn’t hurt!
  5. Stir until combined

+ 5 random creativity