Pizza con mozzarella e rucola

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This pizza topped only with mozzarella cheese and arugula (rocket) without tomato sauce is very simple to do. I make it first of all in spring and summer when arugula is tender and fragrant. Recipe for the Mediterranean diet.

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 4 servings pizza dough
  • For the topping
  • 250g (8.8 ounces) mozzarella cheese
  • 80g (2.8 ounces) arugula
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 20 minutes
    plus time for pizza dough
    cooking: 25 minutes
    total time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    medium difficulty
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 695 (kcal) 35 % GDA (*)- 2908 (kJ)
    Protein: 29.1 (g) 59 % GDA
    Total fat: 20.7 (g) 30 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 104.3 (g) 39 % GDA
    Sugars: 9.7 (g) 11 % GDA

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Arugula and mozzarella pizza recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Prepare pizza dough with 500g (1.1 pounds) Italian 00 flour or all-purpose flour.
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  • - Wait for your dough doubles and then divide it into four pieces and roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface.
    You can obtain the shape you want: rectangular or round.
    This amount of dough is enough for 4 30cm (12in) round baking sheets if you like crunchy pizza.
    If you prefer thicker pizza, use only two baking sheets.
  • - Grease all baking sheets with 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  • - Transfer every portion of pizza dough to a baking sheet.
    Oil the surface with remaining extra virgin olive oil.
    Let them rise another 30 to 40 minutes in a warm place, if you want.
  • - Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • - Bake your pizzas, 10 to 15 minutes, according to their thickness.
  • - Meanwhile ...
    ... clean, wash and drain arugula very well and then cut it.
    cube mozzarella cheese.
  • - Remove all baking sheets from the oven and spread mozzarella cheese on the top.
    Bake again until mozzarella melts, for another 5 minutes.
    Cooking times are indicative; everyone can adjust them to his oven.

Just before serving

  • - Remove all baking sheets from the oven and spread arugula on the surface.
    You can serve your pizzas at once or bake again for less than a minute, according to your own taste.
  • - In any case, serve your pizzas hot.



  • - Generally, I prefer to grate mozzarella cheese. I can spread it more evenly.

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