Girl Pizza

cuisine American
difficulty Simple
season Summer
serves 4

Ingredients

1 precooked wood grilled flatbread 3 cups baby arugula, washed and spun dry Parmesan Reggiano cheese, shaved with vegetable peeler 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios Fresh mozzarella balls, sliced thinly 2 slices provolone cheese ripped by hand into smaller lengths Olive oil 1 lemon, cut in half Maldon Sea Salt Flakes Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 500 degrees F.
  2. Scatter flatbread with both cheeses. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  3. Place the flatbread directly on the lower rack in oven (or turn off hot grill and place pizza on grilling rack—close the lid) for 2 to 3 minutes or until crust is the desired crispness.
  4. While the crust is cooking, toss the arugula, cranberries, shaved Parmesan, and pistachios with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Finish with a few grinds of fresh black pepper and a sprinkling of sea salt.
  5. Use long tongs to slide the pizza from the oven on to a pizza tray or SERVING BOARD. Top with the salad mixture.  
  6. Using a pizza cutter, slice the pizza in horizontal 2" slices and then slice the other direction for easy to eat small squares. Serve immediately.

Kitchen Notes

Placing the flatbread directly on the bottom shelf of the oven results in a crisper crust. Any cheese combination may be substituted for the mozzarella and the provolone, but at least one should be a good melting cheese. A soft fontina is a good choice.