Thursday, December 17, 2009

Healthy Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Gorgonzola Ranch Salad

This is my healthy version of California Pizza Kitchen Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza.

I came up with this recipe because I love California Pizza Kitchen Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Gorgonzola Ranch Mixed Green Salad and I just had to come up with a healthier version. Enjoy!


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from Trader Joes
1 small Sweet Onion, sliced into thin rings
1 small Pear, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup low-fat Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/4 cup Hazelnuts, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal on a baking sheet or use parchment paper.

Shape pizza dough on baking sheet. Let rest.

In a pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil of high heat. Lower heat to medium and add sliced onions to pan. Turning the onions frequently. Cook until onions have reached a medium dark, rich brown color.

Remove Onions from pan and set aside.

In a small bowl add sliced pears and 1 tbsp of Agave Syrup. Coat pears with Syrup. Transfer Pears to pan you used for the onions. On medium heat cook pears until pears appear soft.

Remove pears and set aside

Top dough with mozzarella cheese. Arrange caramelized onions and pear slices on top of cheese, then top with pieces of Gorgonzola cheese and hazelnuts.
Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

4 cups Spring Mixed Lettuce
2 tbsp. Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing (recipe below)

Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup non-fat Plain Yogurt
2 tbsp low-fat Buttermilk
1/2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Agave Syrup
1 tbsp dried Parsley
1/4 tbsp Tarragon
1/4 tbsp Oregano
1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 tbsp Pepper
1/2 tbsp Salt
1/4 cup Gorgonzola, crumbled

Mix all together. Store in the refrigerator.

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