Free Monthly Recipe


This month's free recipe is Lemon Pizza.

This easy recipe is perfect for a sunny day or when you want to change up your pizza. It's light and airy but rustically satisfying as any pizza. It uses a cold-rise pizza dough and it's topping of lemon, olive oil, some fresh mozzarella and a crown of arugula makes it as pretty to look at as wonderful to eat!


1 batch
Olive Oil

Juice of one large lemon
2-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4-6 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt, pepper
6-8 ounces fresh buffalo mozzarella and/or feta
2-3 cups arugula

Olive oil
Lemon slices
Fresh basil Leaves
Minced fresh parsley

Prepare the pizza dough in the morning or the day before. Place the dough in a plastic bag which has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate overnight or up until two days.

When you are ready to make pizza (do this 1-3 hours ahead of serving), divide dough into three.

Pan out as you prefer for pizza (in a pan or on a baking sheet), i.e. line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Smear on some olive oil and panko. Stretch out the pizzas and place them on sheet.

Smear each 9-12 inch pizza with some olive oil, dust with salt and pepper, and some slices of the cheese. Top with the arugula, more cheese and the crushed garlic, salt, pepper and the juice of half a lemon.

Cover lightly with a plastic sheet and let rise 1-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 475 F for a good 30 minutes before you bake. Bake until cheese is bubbling, 16-18 minutes.  Spritz with a bit more lemon juice and olive oil. Dust with basil leaves and minced parsley.

Makes 3 pizzas



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