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BLT & Avocado Chopped Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad! When you’re craving pizza, but still want something “healthyish” make a chopped veggie salad, and toss it on your favorite crust. So delicious!

Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Pizza Salad

This Farmers Market BLT and Avocado Chopped Pizza Salad is a deliciously healthy way to throw a pizza party!

What do you think when you hear the words, Pizza Party!!!?

  • A) High carb, cheesy, greasy, {delicious} feast?
  • B) Yummy, healthy, veggie packed feast?

If you picked the first one…I hear ya’!

And, I see no problem with indulging in an occasional slice of A, but, if your goal is to eat a little healthier this year, I think you will also be pleasantly surprised by choice B, my Chopped Pizza Salad, as well.

The reason for this pizza party???

The Recipe ReDux of course!

This month’s challenge was to give the delivery guy {or gal} a night off, and come up with our own healthy pizza creation…

Pizza Party! Give the delivery guy a day off; whether it is for Friday Fun Night with the kids, a pizza chef competition among friends, or for Super Bowl Sunday (February 2). Share your healthy pizza recipe that we can all look forward to after a long week…or a long day.

Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Chopped Salad & Pizza

Pizza night is a favorite tradition in our house, because you can pretty much make it your own.

  • Kids aren’t craving salad on their pizza? No problem. Put out the toppings THEY love {sliced black olives anyone??} and let them go to town with their own pizza party creation, while you load yours up with whatever healthy goodies your body is craving right now!
  • Don’t eat bacon? A-OK. Try tempeh bacon, coconut bacon (love this recipe from Food to Glow!), pine nuts, or perhaps some crispy rosemary chickpeas. Yum, yum!
  • Trying to cut back on carbs? This Chopped Pizza Salad is equally delicious on top of your favorite cauliflower crust (I usually get mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • Don’t have all the veggies on hand? No problem. You can enjoy the chopped pizza salad year round by choosing whatever veggies are in season at your local Farmer’s Market.
  • Following a low FODMAP diet? Omit the fennel bulb, watch portions of tomatoes/cabbage/avocado per MONASH app, and use only the green tops of the onions.

Bottom Line: Pizza definitely has its place in a healthy diet, especially when it’s topped off with heaps of gorgeous veggies. Enjoy guilt free!

Farmers Market Veggies

Let’s Make a Yummy Chopped Pizza Salad!

Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Pizza Salad

Farmers Market BLT and Avocado Chopped Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad! When you're craving pizza, but still want something "healthyish" make a chopped veggie salad, and toss it on your favorite crust. So delicious!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon ~8 slices
  • 2 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped radicchio
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced and chopped fennel bulb
  • 1/4 cup chopped radishes
  • 1/4 cup dressing {recipe above} or to taste

Pizza Salad

  • 2 pre-baked pizza crusts i.e. Udi's Gluten Free or Trader Joe's Cauliflower Crust
  • 4 cups chopped salad

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by combining the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a jar, and shake until well combined. Set aside until ready to use. Note: you will have extra dressing left over.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and put the bacon, layered in a glass dish between paper towels, in a microwave oven to cook for approximately 12 minutes, or until crisp. {You may also cook the bacon in a frying pan on the stove}.
  • While the bacon is cooking, start chopping all the veggies into small pieces, and place in a large salad bowl. Next chop up the avocado and add to the veggie mixture. Once the bacon has finished cooking, crumble it up, and add it as well. Pour ~ 1/4 cup dressing on top, or to taste, and toss well.
  • Place the pizza crusts on the middle rack of the oven and heat for approximately 5 minutes {or according to your own pizza crust directions.} Remove crusts from the oven, and top each crust with half of the chopped salad mixture. Slice in quarters, and serve 2 quarters to each person.

Notes

Vegan Option

Substitute bacon w/ tempeh bacon or chickpeas. Use vegan crust.

Low FODMAP Option

Omit the fennel bulb, watch portions of tomatoes/cabbage/avocado per MONASH app, and use only the green tops of the onions.

Other Substitutions

Use any variety of veggies in season. Try a cauliflower crust if you’re watching your carb intake.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 757mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2671IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean
Keyword pizza salad
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Have you made a pizza salad before? What toppings would you put on YOUR pizza salad???

16 thoughts on “BLT & Avocado Chopped Pizza Salad”

  1. OH yum!! Move away choice A. You are no match for the fresh, healthy, veggie-loaded choice B! 2 quarters only? I think I may just have to indulge and double the serving size ;). I would maybe add some arugula for that extra oomph! Thank you so much for a brilliant idea, EA! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We actually had snow here in Texas!! We all didn’t know what to do with ourselves and my poor miniature schnauzer, Kona, refused to go outside to do his business..I had to lay down a pad for him haha. He is high maintenance..

  2. I love how this pizza is customizable and packed with produce! I could use a slice of this right now (especially since it’s 5 degrees outside – yikes!).

  3. Oh you’ve hit it out of the pizza park with this baby! (And a recipe that I can use the radishes I always get in my CSA and never know what to do with them.) This pizza is like a breath of Cali sunshine that us stuck in the polar vortex desperately need right now.

  4. I would top with more fennel. Fennel is my fave veggie (right now!) and I’d lots of it plus BACON plus pretty much everything else you did. It looks so amazing. I never think of salad pizza, but my kids would love…and what a great way to freshen up pizza night!

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