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Tomato Salad-Topped Grilled Pizza

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  • Don't waste fresh produce. Turn tomatoes into a tomato salad-topped grilled pizza.

    Don't waste fresh produce. Turn tomatoes into a tomato salad-topped grilled pizza.
    Associated Press


1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for dough

1 bag (1 pound) prepared pizza dough

1 large very ripe tomato, cored and chopped (or 1 cups halved cherry tomatoes)

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

teaspoon kosher salt

6 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn

4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced and quartered

2 cups arugula or other baby greens

Rub a bit of olive oil onto a cutting board, then place the pizza dough on it, turning to coat it lightly on all sides with the oil. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for 30 minutes.

After the dough has rested, heat one side of a grill to medium-high and the other side to medium-low.

In a medium bowl, combine the tomato, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, basil and the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss well, then set aside.

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a circle about 14 inches across. Use the cutting board to carry the dough out to the grill. Place the dough on the hot side of the grill and grill until the bottom is browned and has grill marks, about 1 to 2 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the dough and move it to the cooler side of the grill.

Top the pizza with the mozzarella, then cover the grill and cook until the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Use the spatula to transfer the pizza back to the cutting board. Cut the pizza into slices, then top evenly with the arugula. Using a slotted spoon, top the pizza with the tomatoes.

Serves four.

Nutrition values per serving: 390 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated), 51 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein, 25 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium.

"Ten Dollar Dinners" by Melissa d'Arabian (Clarkson Potter, 2012)

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