Berry With Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza

by heidi on April 9, 2014

Pizza. It’s what’s for dinner. Although in this case, it could be mistaken for breakfast. And definitely lunch. Ah heck, let’s not let any of our favorite feasts feel left out. Brunch, you’re invited too.

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A doughy base. That’s always a good start. I like this recipe from Ina. But I’m not ashamed to buy it from the store either. Whole Foods and Trader Joes are great places to start. In fact, after hitting the grocery store for the goods for this pizza I nearly stayed on the freeway and skipped my exit so I could detour to the closest Whole Foods for store bought dough-soon-to-be-crust instead of making my own.

But I told myself to buck up and just go home and get cooking.

So I did. And then came the case of the missing dough hook.

In our house we all pitch in and do the chores. I’ve trained Smudge to be a darn good duster and she’s got the cleaning of the sinks down pat. And when G Dawg gets in his cleaning mode there’s nobody who gets into cleaning the corners, getting the stove to look spic and span or reorganizes the plastic container drawer better.

But, when it comes to putting the dishes away, all bets are off. My designated destinations for whisks, muffin tins and measuring spoons end up in all sorts of corners I don’t expect.

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So after I’d combined my olive oil, honey, water and flour for my pizza crust yeast and was fixin’ for some mixin’, no dough hook. No bueno.

Instead of kneading my homemade dough in my trusty KitchenAid stand mixer, I set to kneading the old fashioned way. A sprinkle of flour, a few good pumps of the wrist and some forearm pushes and I almost felt like I was doing the core workout I missed today.

Making pizza and exercising while I do it. Now that’s the best reason to eat your lunch and like it too.

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A few weeks ago Vijay of Nosh On It asked if I wanted to join a few other bloggers and create a recipe for  his Pizza Week inspiration. You know I’m always up to joining the party, and with pizza involved, it was a no-brainer.

Below are the recipes posted thus far. I’ll check back and update the list as more are published through Friday, but you can also keep updated by visiting Nosh On It and following the hashtag #pizzaweek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Monday

Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza from Completely Delicious

Kale and Artichoke Pizza with Garlic Ricotta from The Corner Kitchen

Shrimp and Grits Naan Pizza from Climbing Grier Mountian

Caramelized Onion and Fennel Pizza from Girl Versus Dough

Spinach Artichoke Pizza from The Vintage Mixer

And check out Nosh On It for the big Pizza Week introduction

Tuesday

Breakfast Pizza from Very Culinary

Carne Asada Pizza from Mountain Mama Cooks

Gluten Free Quinoa Pizza with Meyer Lemon, Goat Cheese and Basil from Café Johnsonia

Wednesday

Roasted Veggie Pizza from Dine & Dish

Greek-za Mediterranean Pizza from The Kitchen Prep

Mini Cauliflower Pizza from The Fitchen

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About the recipe:

If you follow very many of my recipes, you know I crave salty and sweet. This recipe is no different. Spring berries join salty prosciutto to satiate my desires.

Cheese. It’s all about the cheese. Creamy ricotta is my latest obsession, and of course pizza calls for mozzarella—I prefer big discs of the fresh stuff rather than grated—and then another hit of salty Parmesan. 3 cheeses. 3 layers of yum.

Arugula. Salad on a pizza. It’s always my weakness when I see it on the menu, so it’s usually on my homemade versions too. The bitterness of the leafy greens totally compliments the sweet, the salty and the creamy.

I drizzled it with a fruity extra virgin olive oil but if you’re into balsamic vinegar, a balsamic glaze would be a grand addition too.

Berry with Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza

Yield: makes 2 pizzas

Berry with Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza

Ingredients

Store-bought or homemade pizza dough (I like this recipe)
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1-120 or so strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup raspberries
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 cups arugula leaves
4 slices prosciutto
Parmesan cheese ribbons
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
Flake sea salt
Red pepper flakes
Cornmeal

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven and pizza stone or baking sheet to 475 degrees.
  2. Divide pizza dough ball into 6 sections. Stretch dough to form a rough circle or oblong shape and place on a pizza paddle or piece of parchment paper sprinkled with cornmeal. Brush the dough with a little olive oil and some sea salt flakes. Spread 2 tablespoons or so of the ricotta cheese on the crust then layer with half of the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Top with half of the strawberries and half of the raspberries and sprinkle with fresh rosemary leaves.
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden. Top with arugula leaves then tear the prosciutto into strips and add to the arugula with the Parmesan cheese ribbons. Sprinkle with more fresh rosemary leaves, fresh mint and drizzle of olive oil. Season with flaked sea salt and red pepper flakes if desired. Serve immediately.
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Thanks Vijay for gathering us all together for a slice of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Tieghan April 9, 2014 at 6:56 am

I discovered the wonderfulness that is berries an cheese last summer and it is needless to say I love this pizza!! So pretty too!

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Christine from Cook the Story April 9, 2014 at 7:06 am

Gorgeous and healthy! I LOVE this pizza!

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Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog April 9, 2014 at 7:29 am

Yuuummmmm I love the prosciutto-arugula combo (so much in fact that I just did a post on Garlic Bechamel Prosciutto Pizza) but have never even thought to add berries…after seeing this, I am definitely going to try it out!!

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heidi April 11, 2014 at 12:48 am

Oh man, yours sounds delicious. Another one of my faves: White pizza.

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Joanie @ ZagLeft April 9, 2014 at 7:34 am

I love this idea for a pizza, such wonderful ingredients that all go so well together and very pretty too! Thank you for the great list of pizza recipes, bookmarking this for sure!

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heidi April 11, 2014 at 12:48 am

Thanks for coming by and checking it out!

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Elyse April 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

Would never think to put on berries on pizza! Cool idea

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Meagan @ A Zesty Bite April 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

I’ve never added berry to my pizza and thats about to change. Gorgeous shots!

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Erin | The Law Student's Wife April 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

Pizza week = best. week. ever. I’m glad you didn’t let the missing dough hook stand in your way!

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Kristen April 9, 2014 at 11:27 am

You have one classed up pizza here – love this idea!

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Eileen April 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

Ooh, adding berries to the classic prosciutto & greens combination is such an interesting idea! I love the idea of a punch of sweet-acid goodness.

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Kathy @ Olives & Garlic April 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Beautiful photos! Berries and arugula go so well together. I bet this is one yummy pizza.

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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps April 9, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I used to always make my pizza crusts from scratch. Always. And then I tried Trader Joe’s fresh pizza dough. Between that and naan flatbread, I rarely make it from scratch anymore! This pizza would definitely require homemade crust from me, the ingredient combo is just too perfect to not make this completely from scratch and lots of love!

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heidi April 11, 2014 at 12:47 am

I love having the option of both. Isn’t it a great world we live in?

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking April 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Three layers of cheese plus a mix of salty and sweet, you are a girl after my own heart!

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Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

dear god I want to face plant into this right now!!! but with a few pom seeds on top, if ya wouldn’t mind ;)

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heidi April 11, 2014 at 12:46 am

I think I could photoshop those in :) Sounds like a winning addition.

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Bri | Bites of Bri April 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Heidi, This is gorgeous! We are just starting to get great berries in the stores around us. Last week, the strawberries I bought were so fragrant, I couldn’t believe it. Can’t wait to make this with summer berries. YUM!

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Gerry @ Foodness Gracious April 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Pizza week is looking mighty fine :)

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Gorgeous, I need this pizza in my life!

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Erika April 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

Oh my goodness… every week should be pizza week when it looks this good!

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion April 11, 2014 at 5:35 am

Did you just put strawberries on my pizza… love it!

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ATasteOfMadness April 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm

What a combination! I have never put any kind of fruit on a pizza (unless you count tomatoes..) This looks perfect!

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Ella-HomeCookingAdventure April 15, 2014 at 12:39 am

Wow.. this is amazing.. never tried a pizza like that. It’s definitely time to try it.

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Oh goodness, yes.

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