Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pepperoni Pizza Salad

6 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 10 Comments

That’s right, I said “pizza” and “salad” in the same breath. I have NO idea where this idea came from. I was driving home from the gym the other day imagining what I could make for lunch and “pizza salad” popped in my head. I often get my best ideas in the car, it’s weird.

It really should be called “supreme pizza salad” as I purposely put all my favorite pizza toppings in the salad but pepperoni had a better ring to it. Pepperoni Pizza Salad

  • 1 tsp (4g) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (16g) tomato paste
  • ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • About 2 cups your favorite greens (I used baby spinach)
  • 1/3 of green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium mushroom diced
  • 3-4 raw broccoli florets
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 oz fancy shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ oz (30g) turkey pepperoni sliced thin

In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, tomato paste, vinegar, 1 tbsp of water, garlic powder, dried basil and a pinch of salt & pepper. If you need to thin it out a bit add another tbsp of water.

Pepperoni Pizza Salad side viewPile the greens, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes on a large plate. Sprinkle the pepperoni and cheese on top. Drizzle with tomato paste vinaigrette.


Here’s a shot of the salad from another perspective. I liked how high off the plate it is. Really, it was a HUGE salad and I loved having all my pizza toppings in raw form for a change.


Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Salad
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
193 10g 7g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 4g 21g 17g

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    May 20, 2008

    looks yummy... and who woulda thunk it? you're awesome!


    May 21, 2008

    What an interesting idea and I think you got all the seasonings right for the salad dressing. I have to do this one, Roni!


    May 21, 2008

    is that broccoli in the picture?


    May 21, 2008

    It is! I totally forgot to add that didn't I? Thanks! -Roni


    May 21, 2008

    Sounds good. I have made a salad with tomato paste and balsamic good Making your crescent veggie pizza


    May 21, 2008

    Can't wait to try this out! I am always looking for great salads without a THICK creamy dressing! GREAT ideas!


    May 23, 2008

    I tried this for lunch today, adding a little onion because that's one of my favorite pizza toppings. Can I just say "yum"? You came up with another winner, Roni. I'm not surprised. I don't think I've tried a recipe of yours that I haven't liked.


    May 25, 2008

    My kids get a salad like this at school for lunch sometimes. Theirs has some pasta in it too.


    July 8, 2009

    yum.....I would stick it in a 1 point pita and grill it in my gt express (you know that grill thingy cathy mitchell endorses =D) it gets it crispy and seals the edges =D