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Salad-Topped Sandwiches and Pizzas: Love It or Hate It?

With a growing emphasis on farm-fresh vegetables, lately I've come across many renditions of lightly dressed salads — and not just as stand-alone items. In restaurants around town, salads have become common add-ons — from the black forest ham, fig jam, and arugula sandwich at Sellers Markets to the pancetta, lettuce, and heirloom tomato pizza at Gialina. At this weekend's Great American Food & Music Festival, Anne Burrell even gushed about how much she loves adding arugula to pizza. How do you feel about salads reinvented as a topping for other dishes?

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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Arugula :love: Arugula :love: Arugula :love:
mrsrazon mrsrazon 6 years
I already add greens to almost everything I eat, so I love it.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
I love arugula on thin pizzas. It had a nice peppery crunch and some freshness.
Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 6 years
Spinach and red pepper pizza is really good!
kclulu kclulu 6 years
I agree AMP, that is a fantastic pizza and I think CPK does a couple of pizzas with salad on top. I think it probably works best for gourmet pizzas though. At home I love to add arugula to my pizza, it gives it extra flavor and texture, just delicious.
brwneyedqtpie244 brwneyedqtpie244 6 years
I haven't had it, but it sounds really good right now...at 9:24 in the morning :]
AMP AMP 6 years
One of my favorite pizzas is California Pizza Kitchen's Tostada pizza which is basically a salad on top on dough, melted cheese and black beans. Its delicious!
wren1 wren1 6 years
Undecided. I think I wouldn't like it. It seems so messy. But I'll reserve judgment until I try it. Sometimes I think I won't like something and end up loving it.
clew001 clew001 6 years
i've tried it, i dont mind it, but i like my pizza nice and greasy without the healthy touch.
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 6 years
Don't think of it as salad on your pizza. It's pizza on your salad -- an easy way to eat more vegetables! I've been doing this for awhile; it really gives the pizza a springy/summery taste. Salad pizza is to standard pizza what fresh mex is to traditional mexican.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
This is so good! I've always loved spinach on pizza, and since my trip to Italy last year I've been adding arugula to my pizzas.
kmckay kmckay 6 years
salad pizza is my favorite kind! i know of only 1 place in my area that makes it though...
Spectra Spectra 6 years
It sounds and looks kind of gross. No thanks.
caligirl101 caligirl101 6 years
I had the best salad pizza in Connecticut. I wish we had it here in Cali!
Advah Advah 6 years
Hah put rocket on my pizza tonight! I never thought of it before reading Jamie Oliver, but rocket and a drizzle of lemon juice on a pizza is delicious!!
AlexisSF AlexisSF 6 years
love love love!
Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
I love it. It's basically healthier pizza or a more fun salad. Win-win!
ncsuemme ncsuemme 6 years
Arugula on pizza is simply amazing. If you haven't had it before, please try it. Get a lovely, unhealthy proscuitto or sausage pizza and arugula (added at the end, not wilty) is insanely good on it. Seriously. Try it.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I voted undecided because I've never tried pizza like that. I would have to see how it tastes first.
Segat1 Segat1 6 years
I don't mind, so long as it tastes YUM. Pizza Express here in the UK does a pizza with the middle missing, so like a doughnut shape, with the middle filled with salad. http://www.pizzaexpress.com/promotions/leggera.aspx 500 calories!!
Molly Molly 6 years
Salad on pizza is my No. 1 most favorite thing ever.
KMattes KMattes 6 years
I agree Leslie. I thought I would hate salad on pizza since you'd think the lettuce/greens would get all wilted from the heat. But if it's done right, it just works!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 6 years
There are many things I never thought I would like on pizza: pineapples, potatoes, eggs, indian food...that I now love. I tried salad on pizza at a restaurant in Abbot Kinney and it was awesome. Don't knock it before you try it. And it really doesn't make it *that* much healthier
partysugar partysugar 6 years
I love it!
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