Chris requested something simple, light and healthy for dinner on Monday night and this was what I came up with. I took a lot of help from the olive bar at Wegmans so that this could be as quickly prepared as possible as sometimes hunger has a way of winning out over desire to practice cooking techniques.
I made an easy pizza dough with yeast, water, flour, olive oil and salt. After letting it rise for an hour, I rolled it out and stretched it into a long rectangle. I drizzled the dough with olive oil and scattered on two cloves of minced garlic and some fresh thyme and oregano. Atop that I arranged slices of prosciutto, sopressata and salami, a thinly sliced red fresno chile and a few cherry tomatoes. I shaved asiago and an italian cheese with black truffle in it over top of the whole thing. One last drizzle of olive oil and I baked it in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes. The crust was golden and the cheese was just beginning to brown.
While the pizza had all the meats and cheeses I made a salad full of veggies to complete the antipasti theme. The salad had artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, and boccancini which are small balls of fresh mozzarella and was dressed with a dijony red wine vinaigrette.
This was a simple and light dinner that was thoroughly enjoyed by both of us! Make it for someone you love! Cheers!