There are a few things that come to mind for me when I think of Thanksgiving…
Gathering family and friends around the table to share a beautiful meal…
The NFL game…
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…
My mom’s sweet potato soufflé…
Pizza on Wednesday night for supper….
Yep, that’s right. Pizza. With all the cooking that goes on in preparation for the big meal on Thanksgiving Thursday the last thing I feel like doing it cooking supper on Wednesday night. So, whether we make it ourselves or have it delivered, pizza is one of our Thanksgiving traditions.
We have lots of combinations when it comes to pizza night, but this one is truly one of my favorites. The peppery flavor of arugula along with the salty, nutty parmesan are a perfect combination set atop a multigrain crust.
Your favorite pizza crust–I always have a few bags of Whole Foods multigrain pizza dough in my freezer for occasions when I’m not making my own.
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing on crust
freshly squeezed lemon juice from half a lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper
3-4 cups arugula
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Press the dough out to your desired shape and place on bottom side of pizza pan (makes for a crisper crust) or pizza stone. Brush crust with extra virgin olive oil. Place crust in oven and bake for 1-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
While crust is baking make your vinaigrette. In a mason jar or small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Toss with arugula until lightly coated.
When crust has finished baking remove from oven and immediately top with arugula and parmesan.
What are your some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?