Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Quick and Easy Light Dinner

There is a pizza shop in Camas, Washington that has great pizza. One of my favorites is the olive oil base, with arugula, goat cheese, and fig jam. Yum, it is delicious. However, due to picky eaters and trying to stay within budgets we don't go there as much as I like. Well the other day I was really craving this pizza, and wanted to make it, but I know none of the pizza crust recipes have done it justice in the past and I did not really want to wait a couple hours for the entire process of making pizza dough from scratch only to be sadly disappointed when it just didn't live up to the one I had in mind. 

All of these things made me starting thinking about what I could do that would be super fast, and give me at least a bit of the similar textures from that pizza I love at 360 Pizzaria. I decided to grab a rustic loaf of bread from Trader Joe's, slice it thin, drizzle it with olive oil, add dollops of ricotta (because I don't actually like goat cheese), add a bit of salt and pepper and toss it in the oven 425F for 10 minutes until it was warm throughout. 

I topped this with arugula greens and sliced peaches tossed in about a tablespoon of lemon juice and some olive oil and then some Jacobsen Salt and freshly ground pepper. 

It was about 15 minutes to make and satisfied my craving. It was a perfect light meal, the bread was chewy and had a crispy edge, the arugula was peppery and cooling, the ricotta was warm and creamy, and the lemon was bright. I am definitely making this meal throughout the summer with various combinations of cheese and fruit. 

Fast light dinner, mini arugula, peace, pizza.
FYI if you are looking for the perfect pepper and salt grinders I highly recommend these for both salt and pepper.