All Things Arugula

Grilled Pizza With Steak, Pear, and Arugula

Serves 4

From Southern Living


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound flank steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (12-inch) pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 red Bartlett pear, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh arugula, divided
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Freshly cracked pepper


1. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° (medium heat).
2. Season flank steak with salt and pepper.
3. Grill steak, covered with grill lid, at 350° (medium heat) 8 to 10 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, whisk together oil and vinegar in a small bowl.
5. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin strips. Cut strips into bite-size pieces (about 1 cup).
6. Place pizza crust directly on hot cooking grate. Brush top of crust with oil mixture; layer with pear slices, 1 cup arugula, cheese, and beef strips.
7. Grill, covered with grill lid, 4 minutes. Rotate pizza one-quarter turn; grill, covered with grill lid, 5 to 6 more minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove pizza from grill, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup arugula and freshly cracked pepper.
Oven-Baked Pizza With Steak, Pear, and Arugula: Assemble pizza as directed, and bake according to package directions for pizza crust.
Easy Pizza Dough
rves 15


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)


  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on a large pizza pan. Top as desired.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees C (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 112 | Total Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Penne Salad with Roast Beef, Arugula, Radicchio, and Capers

From Food and Wine Quick from Scratch
Serves 4
Sliced rare roast beef from the deli counter turns pasta salad into dinner. Sweet balsamic vinegar balances the slightly bitter greens, and shavings of Parmesan cheese on top are a deliciously stylish garnish.
3/4 pound penne
1/4 pound arugula (about 2 bunches), stems removed, leaves torn into pieces
1 head radicchio (about 6 ounces), torn into pieces
1/4 cup drained capers
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 pound thin-sliced cooked roast beef, cut into strips
2-ounce chunk parmesan cheese, or 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne until just done, about 13 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain thoroughly.
In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the arugula, radicchio, capers, oil, vinegar, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Add the roast beef and toss again.
TO SERVE: Mound the salad on plates. Top each with strips of Parmesan shaved from the chunk of cheese with a vegetable peeler or with the grated Parmesan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper over the salads.

Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield: Yield: Serves 4
Calories: 650
Fat. Total: 28g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 70g
Sodium: 1615mg
% Cal. from Fat: 39%
Cholesterol: 38mg
Protein: 30g

1 comment:

Taryn said...

Yummy pizza! I love the combo.