Supreme Pizza Salad w/ Italian Herb Vinaigrette
I believe that if you put your mind to it, you can make pizza out of ANYTHING. And if I want supreme pizza without the crust, you better believe I’ll be making this Supreme Pizza Salad w/ Italian Herb Vinaigrette. It has all of the craveable flavors of a mushroom, green pepper, and pepperoni pizza rolled into a healthy, veggie-packed salad. I really wouldn’t mind eating this every day.
As you’ve probably noticed, I really enjoy transforming classic foods like hot dogs and deli sandwiches into healthy, delicious salads. And it’s not just because my taste preferences often drift towards those of an 11-year-old child rather than a 30(ish)-year-old working adult. The truth is, I really believe we should enjoy the foods we eat, and a healthy lifestyle should never feel like deprivation. It’s important to eat healthy foods that you enjoy, are simple to prepare, and are most importantly, fun.
So if you feel like the seriousness of adulthood is creeping up on you, and you just want to settle in for a night of TGIF sitcoms and a slice of pizza, try this healthy version of a Friday night classic. Because “guilty” pleasures are the very best when you don’t feel lousy afterward from indulging a little too much. Enjoy that episode of Full House, and this Supreme Pizza Salad is sure to conjure up memories of kicking back on the sofa with a big slice of delivery pizza.
Like a good delivery pizza, this Supreme Pizza Salad should be done in less than 30 minutes, or it’s FREE! Just kidding about that last part: you still have to buy the groceries. But it’s pretty darn quick, and after just a little preparation, you’ll be able to enjoy your TV or movie marathon with a scrumptious salad by your side.
The key to making this salad really special is by using sautéed mushrooms. I know mushrooms can be a divisive food, but even mushroom-haters might want to give these a try. Simply sauté a few simple ingredients together: onion, garlic, mushrooms, and tomato paste. And once you’ve made this magical mixture, your kitchen will smell like you’re in a mom-and-pop pizza place or a cozy Italian restaurant. You’re welcome.