Pepperoni or Vegan Pizza with Greek Salad
Pizza dough (A.P. flour, water, yeast, extra-virgin olive oil)(GLUTEN FREE: Cup4Cup gluten-free flour, water, yeast, extra-virgin olive oil)
Pizza sauce (Crushed tomatoes, sweet onions, carrots, celery, reduced white wine, basil, oregano, aromatics)
Shredded mozzarella or vegan cheese
Your choice of: Pepperoni (Beef & Pork Blend) or Veggie Toppings (Mushrooms, Onions, Bell Pepper)
- Greek salad mix
- Kalamata olives
Aged red wine vinaigrette (Extra-virgin olive oil, aged red wine vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, shallots, agave, salt)
Sheep milk feta or vegan feta
30 minutes before cooking, remove pizza dough from fridge* and preheat oven to 450˚ F. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin (or wine bottle), roll into a circle 12”-14” in diameter. Larger families can make two or more pizzas. You can also make individual pizzas! Place dough on a lightly oiled baking sheet (or pizza stone). Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the top, leaving a ½“ border around the edge. If you prefer a more golden crust, lightly brush olive oil around the edge.
Drain the mozzarella and slice into ¼” slices. Evenly sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella over the sauce, followed by the pepperoni or veggie toppings (optional), then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella on top, followed by the sliced mozzarella.Place pizza into the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
While the pizza is cooking, place the Greek salad mix into a large bowl. Slice the tomatoes and the olives in half. Halve the cucumber lengthwise, then slice each half into ¼” thick half moons. Add everything to the salad.
Shake the vinaigrette well, pour it over the salad and gently toss to combine. Crumble or cut the feta cheese and sprinkle it over the top. Season lightly with a touch of salt, if desired.
Cut pie into 8 slices (or more) and serve with the Greek salad.
If time allows, remove pizza dough from the fridge anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours before you’re ready to cook. The more time the dough has at room temp, the more flexible and easier it is to roll out.
Getting Your Kids Involved:
Pretend you’ve opened your own pizzeria! Have the kids roll out the dough and add their preferred toppings, or have each child make their own mini-pie!
Encouraging Picky Eaters:
Pizza is super kid-friendly, so tonight is a great opportunity to get little ones to try salad. This Greek salad has many different textures and flavors, so let kids sample the ingredients individually as you assemble the salad.