Delicious Homemade Pizza: Ellie Krieger's Arugula Pizza with Goat Cheese

Top chefs share their favorite “pie” recipes and a dash of inspiration.

| June/July 2008

  • Tyler Florence, host of Food Network's "Food 911," offers hearty Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella di Bufala and Sausage. Cherry tomatoes and fresh basil make bright counterpoints for the cheese and sausage.
    Photo by Petrina Tinslay

The key to this light pizza is cooking the onions very slowly over low heat to caramelize their sugars. The onions’ sweet flavor and purple color are the perfect foil for the peppery ribbons of arugula and tangy, creamy goat cheese. No pizza dough is needed—use tortillas instead. Makes four servings.

• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1 medium red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced into half-moons
• 4 cups arugula, rinsed, dried and coarsely chopped
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• Four 6-inch-diameter whole-wheat tortillas
• 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, preferably reduced-fat

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until golden and edges are browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add arugula and cook about 1 minute, until it’s wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Place tortillas on baking sheet. Top each with arugula mixture. Crumble goat cheese over each.

4. Bake until tortillas are crisp and cheese is slightly melted, about 10 minutes.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Get the latest on Natural Health and Sustainable Living with Mother Earth News!

Mother Earth News

Your friends at Mother Earth Living are committed to natural health and sustainable living. Unfortunately, the financial impact of COVID-19 has challenged us to find a more economical way to achieve this mission. We welcome you to our sister publication Mother Earth News. What you sought in the pages of Mother Earth Living can be found in Mother Earth News. For over 50 years, “The Original Guide to Living Wisely” has focused on organic gardening, herbal medicine, real food recipes, and sustainability. We look forward to going on this new journey with you and providing solutions for better health and self-sufficiency.

The impact of this crisis has no doubt affected every aspect of our daily lives. We will strive to be a useful and inspiring resource during this critical time and for years to come.

Best wishes,
Your friends at Mother Earth Living and Mother Earth News

Save Money & a Few Trees!

By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of Mother Earth News for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter