Friday, March 14, 2014

Salad Pizza As A Meal

Salad Pizza is a meal that we really enjoy. I know that it is mainly meant to be a party type food, but we enjoy it as a regular meal. We make it a bit different so that it is more nutritious than the party recipe would be.

It tastes great, is not a heavy meal, but it is satisfying....it has bread, veggies and protein.

We make regular baking powder biscuit crust......and then....

.....pat it out onto a large cookie sheet............no, it doesn't look too pretty, but it works. :)

Next, we bake it for about 15 minutes or so, until it is nicely browned.

While it is baking, we cut up veggies - sometimes it varies, but we like to use carrots, peppers, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, green onions and others. Whatever your family likes should work.  We tend to really load our "pizza" with veggies - especially in the summer when we have lots of fresh ones. It is a great way to eat lots of veggies.

After the crust is baked, you can either wait for it to cool...........or since we are usually in a hurry, we put the sauce and toppings on pretty quickly while it is still warm. Our crust, with the toppings added soon, stays a bit soft and then crusty on the bottom........


For the sauce topping, we use a mixture of 8 oz of cream cheese and some ranch dressing, milk, sometimes sour cream, sometimes some dill, etc..........until there is enough sauce topping to cover the crust generously.

We don't like for it to be dry and since we are using this more as a meal, we make sure there is enough "sauce".
Then we add the veggies............and tomatoes......(in the winter when we don't have fresh tomatoes, we use canned diced tomatoes, drained, and it works well.)

Next cheese and bacon bits (real bacon bits).  Sometimes, we add olives and you could add mushrooms.....really just whatever your family likes. Then I press it down with the palm of my hands so that the toppings all settle into the "sauce" and stay put when we cut the pieces.


Next, we use a pizza cutter to cut it into squares or rectangular pieces and then we eat. For a while, we made this many Sunday evenings for our supper and loved it. We have been out of the habit, but have started having it again.....it tastes so good and it is like a big salad on a crust, but it is more satisfying than most salads and all of our family enjoys it.




Sometimes we use it as part of the meal and sometimes the Salad Pizza IS our meal. It works well either way. The flavors all blend together and taste wonderful. As a mom of a big family, I love having meals like this to add to the list of meals I serve......and it is also nice that everyone enjoys it.
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23 comments:

  1. now that looks awesomely good
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  2. Wow that looks tasty :) I think I'll give that a try soon!

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  3. We make almost the same thing - almost! As long as it's healthy and nutritious, I'm game for almost any kind of tweak of a fast food favorite - and pizza is one of our favorites! We ate home-made pizza quite often this past summer, using the veggies that we grew in our garden.

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    1. homegrown veggies are even better! :)

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  4. I love this idea, reminds of cool veggie pizza, but more versatile. Pinned to my healthy eating board, thanks for sharing on Tuesdays with a Twist, featuring your post tomorrow. Would love for you to share this on Real Food Fridays as well.

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    1. It is.....and can be adjusted to have more of "this" or "that" depending on what a person likes the most. :)

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  6. My, this looks tasty! I make something kind of similar using the Pampered Chef recipe for the stone they sell. I forget what all we put on it, but I remember we use a ranch dressing mix in the sauce. It is delicious! So thankful you stopped by my blog and happy to meet you today! God bless you, Cheryl

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    1. I haven't tried the ranch dressing mix since we have been doing it for meals....have just used some dressing...or herbs, but the mix would work well. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  7. What a yummy meal..... Perfect for the first day of spring! Great idea...!!!!
    :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
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    Have a very terrific weekend!!

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    1. It's so tasty....and light, but filling. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  8. Looks delish!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Looks like I might have to give this pizza a try. :)

    Blessings,
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    1. You're welcome..............thank you for visiting. :)

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  9. YUM!

    I wonder how this would work on the 21 Day fix? Does that crust have any sugar in it? I wonder how a whole wheat crust would work?

    Thanks so much for sharing on the #homeschooollinkup!

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    1. There is no sugar at all..........whole wheat crust should work fine - just use whatever baking powder biscuit recipe you like and it should be great. This recipe is pretty easy to adjust to be a healthy choice.........or SUPER healthy......and still taste good. :) Great way to get lots of veggies and enjoy them.

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  10. Looks yummy! & fast! :) Great summer meal thanks for sharing! We will definitely be trying this.

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  11. This is cool! I'm definitely going to be trying it! Thanks for linking up to this week's Tasty Tuesday. I have added your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. We love it... and really should make it again soon... it would be great for spring (or summer, fall or winter!!! :) with all of the fresh veggies on it. We get really hungry for the fresh stuff in the spring. :)

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