I have a confession.
I had a severe case of writer’s block while composing this post. Maybe it was because I was severely dehydrated from a killer kickboxing class earlier in the day. Or maybe I was just tired from all of the sporting event watching over the weekend.
Or – let’s be real here – maybe it was because this recipe has nothing, NOTHING to do with peanut butter or chocolate.
As hard as it may be to believe, a girl can’t survive on peanut butter and chocolate alone. I know… who am I and what have I done with Ms. ONW?
As much as I would love to eat chocolate cake and cupcakes and truffles day in and day out, that’s apparently against the rules – plus a little
party nutrition never hurt nobody, if ya know what I mean ;)
It’s a good thing that I also love greens and carb-y things and ALL things cheese. Mmm… cheese…
I especially love goat cheese (I know Emily is with me on this one…) – rich, creamy and a perfect compliment to pretty much everything from salads to sandwiches to pizza.
Yep, you heard me right – goat cheese pizza! Goat cheese is the perfect cheese for “lightly-cheesed” and healthy pizzas that you only want to throw into the oven for a few minutes. It melts – more like warms up and gets suuuper gooey and mouth-watering – quickly while retaining its shape.
I experimented with goat cheese on pizza a few weeks ago and was much more than pleasantly surprised when my Arugula & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza came out of the oven!
Quick to throw together, easy to prepare, deliciously topped with creamy goat cheese and healthy to eat with ingredients like arugula and pine nuts – what more could you ask for in a pizza?
Arugula & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza
- 1 whole wheat tortilla
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/3 cup goat cheese
- 2 cups arugula
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a pan with non-stick baking spray. Place onions into pan and cook over medium heat for approximately 15 minutes, until soft. While onions are cooking, heat tortilla in oven until warmed and slightly brown. Once onions are done, top tortilla with onions, pine nuts and goat cheese and place in oven for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is gooey and edges of tortilla are browned. Remove from oven and top with arugula. Allow pizza to sit for 2-3 minutes, slice, serve and enjoy!
This pizza is easily adaptable to create multiple servings. You could even top a homemade pizza crust with these ingredients!
Now, this isn’t your typical Chicago-style pizza, so if that’s what you’re looking for – head on down the street to Lou Malnati’s or Giordano’s (my new home-town favorites!). But – in my humble opinion – my pizza is even better. It won’t leave you stuffed plus we’re calling it healthy. Healthy pizza that is delicious and tasty >> (far greater!) than a pizza that leaves you feeling weighed down and greasy.
Where’s your favorite place to go for pizza? Have you ever attempted to make a “healthy” pizza at home?