Caesar Salad Pizza -- This Caesar Salad Pizza combines pizza and salad with a thin crust parmesan dough, lots of cheese, spinach and romaine, and a creamy dressing | wearenotmartha.com
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Caesar Salad Pizza

This Caesar Salad Pizza combines pizza and salad with a thin crust parmesan dough, lots of cheese, spinach and romaine, and a creamy dressing.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Dough Rising Time2 hrs
Total Time41 mins
Course: Entree
Keyword: Caesar Salad Recipe, Creative Pizza Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • Parmesan Pizza Dough (recipe below)
  • Olive oil, for brushing dough
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus shaved parmesan for topping pizza
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup croutons (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 batch Caesar Dressing (recipe below)

Parmesan Pizza Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 3/4 Tbsp granulated yeast (I used rapid rise)
  • 3/4 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Caesar Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 anchovy filets (optional)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza stone or foil-covered round pan in oven while it's heating.
  • On a floured surface, separate dough in half and roll half of it out into a large round (wrap the other half in plastic and keep in the fridge for another pizza).
  • Remove pizza stone or foil-covered pan from oven, sprinkle a little flour and/or cornmeal over, and place dough round on top. Brush dough lightly with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes over pizza dough.
  • Bake pizza for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, place spinach on pizza, and bake for another 6 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven and top with romaine hearts, croutons, Caesar dressing, and parmesan shavings.
  • Slice and serve.

Parmesan Pizza Dough

  • Mix yeast and water in a large bowl and let rest for two minutes.
  • Stir salt, sugar, and extra-virgin olive oil into the mixture.
  • With a wooden spoon, mix flour into the mixture. If dough is dry, add more water, 1 Tbsp at a time.
  • Gently knead parmesan cheese into the dough.
  • Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and let rest in a warm spot for about 2 hours so dough can rise.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Recipe makes enough for two large pizzas.

Caesar Dressing

  • In a food processor, add garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, red pepper flakes, anchovies (if using) and egg yolk and blend together.
  • While food processor is still running, slowly pour ½ cup of extra-virgin olive oil in. Blend well.
  • Taste and add more olive oil if necessary.

Notes

  • Dough recipe makes enough for 2 large pizzas.