This is always a hit. It is so fresh tasting and delicious!
2/3 c favorite Italian dressing +1 tsp (divided)
1/2 c Parmesan or Italian blend cheeses
1 t lemon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pkg reduced fat cream cheese (8 oz)
2 cups thinly sliced romaine
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 c diced peppers (red, yellow, orange, green, banana. . . etc.)
1 green onion, chopped
3 mushrooms, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
2/3 c halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 half avocado, diced
sliced olives (1/2 a small can, or to taste)
Combine dressing, parmesan, lemon pepper and garlic.
Combine cream cheese with 1/2 of dressing mixture until smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture on crust. Combine romaine, broccoli, peppers, onion, mushrooms and cucumber with remaining dressing. Toss until coated. Place veggies on top of cream cheese. Toss avocado in 1 tsp dressing to preserve color. Top pizza with avocado, tomatoes and olives. Chill until ready to serve. Yields: 16 appetizer servings
This can also be made as a Chicken Salad Pizza—Cook 1 lb chicken with lemon pepper. Follow directions above, using for the vegetables: 5 c romaine, 1 diced red pepper, 3 mushrooms, 1 green onion, 1/2 cucumber, 2/3 c tomatoes. Then top pizza with chicken slices rolled in residual dressing.
Multigrain Pizza Crust
Combine in bowl:
1 c white flour
1 c wheat flour
1/2 quick oats
1 t sugar
1 t salt
1 T instant yeast
Mix. Add 1 c water and 2 T olive oil. Combine thoroughly. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead 6 minutes, adding white flour as needed to form soft dough. Let rest for 10 minutes, covered. Roll out to desired size. Place on baking stone sprinkled with cornmeal. Allow to rise while oven pre-heats to 425. Pierce crust with fork. Bake in 425 oven for 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.