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Welcome summer with a delicious twist on the classic cheese pizza! Margherita pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella and baby tomatoes, and served with a bright and zesty watercress salad on top.
Hi friends! I'm excited to be sharing another fabulous collaboration with y'all today, for the recipe that is SURE to become your summertime staple! I paired up with B&W Quality Growers to bring you this Margherita Pizza with Fresh Watercress Salad. It's like your favorite cheese pizza, but on a whole other level! Chewy homemade crust is loaded with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, baby heirloom tomatoes, and baked to perfection. The finishing touch is a fresh and zesty watercress salad dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh Parmesan shavings! It is SO good.
I have to admit that before this project, while I knew of watercress, I had actually never tasted it! These little baby leaves are delicious little powerhouses of nutrition, and they taste good to boot. Think of them as somewhere between spinach and arugula in terms of taste and texture. Watercress packs over 18 vitamins and minerals, is low in calories, and can be enjoyed both raw or cooked! Nutritionally, it ranks as high as kale and collard greens, making it one of the few foods that is technically perfect on the nutrient density score. So yes, putting it on your pizza totally cancels out the cheese calories.
I have to admit I've totally been on a tomato and mozzarella kick lately! I think it's the fact that summer break is so close I can practically taste it. So I've been LITERALLY tasting it in the form of tomatoes ? But really, you can't go wrong with the classic Caprese combo! I made that Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta with burrata the other week, and if you go into the archives, you can actually find Caprese Pasta Salad. And there's even a recipe for Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pizza! Again, is there anything better than tomatoes and cheese and carbs? I think not!
I hope next time you're at the store and you spot watercress, you'll decide to give it a try! This tasty green is so versatile and easy to use. It's equally delicious on pizza as it is on sandwiches, in pesto, soup... the sky's the limit! Click below to see the FULL recipe for this margherita pizza on B&W's website. Happy cooking! 🙂
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I used to like pizza topped with all kind of ingredients, but during the past two years I keep making margarita for me and it is the only one I order when buying pizza somewhere else. The watercress on top sounds amazing, it must bring the margarita to a whole new level.
Thanks for the sweet comment Adina! Yes the watercress salad is very fresh and bright and it helps the pizza taste lighter 🙂
This is definitely a wonderful twist to the regular pizza. I am also new to watercress but I am excited to try it.
Dave Charles says
Watercress salad! My mom like it very much. I will try it next Sunday. She will surprise and its 100% sure. By the way, I love this recipe. Thanks and keep sharing more recipes like this.