Pizza Salads

On Sunday I caught an episode of the Food Network show Chopped where one of the challenges was for chefs to use leftover pizza in an appetizer dish. One chef cut the pizza up and created toasty croutons in the oven, which she later tossed with frisee and eggplant to make a salad. It made me think of all of the fun pizza salads that can be created inside a pizzeria kitchen. So today, I’m linking to some salads I found online (non-pizzeria) that integrate traditional pizza toppings. Do you serve any salads that mimic pizza in your pizzeria? Tell us about them in the comments section.

The GreenLiteBites blog has a recipe for pepperoni pizza salad that uses turkey pepperoni, mozzarella, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli and tomato paste.

The Pillsbury layered pizza salad uses rotini pasta and layers of Roma tomatoes, bell peppers, sliced pepperoni, green olives, mozzarella and red pepper.

The pepperoni salad from the Spoonful blog tosses together mozzarella, pepperoni, tomatoes, green peppers, black olives and croutons.

Taste of Home’s pizza pasta salad contains Parmesan, cherry tomatoes, cubed cheddar and mozz, green onions and pepperoni.