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Sunday, January 17, 2010

CEiMB: Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

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I am a slacker. I made this recipe last Wednesday so I could post on Thursday (and actually follow the rules of CEiMB for once), but I just never got around to it. So, sorry to my other group members – and here it is!

caramelized onion pizza

The recipe for this week was Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza chosen by Maria of Half Meatball/Half Matzoh Ball. I was actually looking forward to this one because I love goat cheese.

The only changes I made to this recipe were to use actual pizza crust rather than whole wheat tortillas (I have several batches of whole wheat pizza dough in my freezer that I made a couple weeks ago) and to put the arugula on top of the pizza fresh rather than wilting it into the onions (so I could split the onions between two pizzas, this recipe and one for Scott).

I really enjoyed the caramelized onions. I have never tried to make them before this recipe and found that it really isn’t that difficult. They were very soft and sweet and gave a nice contrast to the tang of the goat cheese.

If anyone decides to try this recipe with pizza dough, I will let you know I baked my crust completely before adding the toppings. I was afraid everything else would burn in the time that it took the dough to bake, so I just added them at the end and returned the pizza to the oven so the toppings could heat through.

I think if I make this recipe again, I will use spinach rather than arugula. After making two recipes with it, I have decided I just don’t like it, which is great since I now have a huge tub of it in my refrigerator. Guess we’ll be eating lots of salads this week!

Overall, this one was so-so. It is something I would make again if I had all of the ingredients on hand, but not a recipe that I would add to my regular rotation.

Thanks to Maria for hosting this week!

7 comments:

Ysabel said...

Mmm...I LOVE LOVE LOVE caramelized onion and goat cheese pizzas. Any of the greenery is fine with me.

Maria Salomon said...

Thanks for the tip about the dough.....I didn't want to burn the topping mixture but I'd really like to try real pizza dough.
Glad you were able to cook with me this week!

Brooke said...

Hey Rachel, this looks really good. I'm gonna have to try it. I like the updates too! :)

Rachel said...

Ysabel, this was my first attempt but I will definitely try it again.

Thanks, Maria! I hope it works well for you with the dough.

Brooke, keep reading and thank you!!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Beautiful picture! I am not an arugula fan (as discovered this week lol) but I think I'm going to try this again with spinach. Someone else also used broccoli which sounds interesting to me.

Rachel said...

My tip would be to add the arugula at the end, after the rest of the pizza has been cooked. I also do this with prosciutto (parma ham) and parmesan (parmegiano reggiano) cheese pizzas.

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