Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Total Time:
35 min
5 min
30 min

2 main course; 4 appetizer

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 cups arugula, washed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, 6-inches in diameter
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat goat cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Put the oil and onions in a medium skillet and cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Turn the heat up to medium and add the arugula. Cook until the arugula is wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and top each with some of the arugula/onion mixture. Crumble some goat cheese on top of each, and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes and cut each pizza into 4 triangles.

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    This was a really great recipe! It gives all the flavor of pizza without the sick, bloated feeling that often comes after eating traditional pizza. The only thing that I would change is to spread a bit of pesto on top of the tortillas before adding the arugula-onion mixture. The original recipe was very good, but the pesto really added a lot of flavor. I will definitely make again when I need an appetizer or a light meal!
    Delicious! If you like, add some roasted red peppers for even more flavor. Not a huge fan of the tortilla, but the toppings were perfect.
    easy, gourmet recipe. great as an app or pizza tasting option.
    What a find - a tasty and light meal that is easily made! I used spinach instead of arugula and, the second time I made it, used a bit more of the topping than was called for since the tortilla crust was a bit crunchy the first time. I love the flavor combination of the spinach and the goat cheese.
    Delicious! What a yummy, light, meat-free meal to have! I added extra goat-cheese (of course and it was a fantastic treat. Yum...
    Really yummy! I didn't find it to be dry at all. I substituted spinach for the arugula, and I also added some tomato and basil to the top of it. The goat cheese added a really nice flavor as well. I'll definitely make it again!
    Love the basic idea of this one but of course, we all like to play around with it after reading other reviews so here's what I did. I doubled the onions, cooking them until they're starting to get brown and crispy and add some fresh thyme. Used whole wheat naan breads from Trader's, great results. Brushed them with EVOO, salt and pepper and added a little shredded gouda for the creamy pizza-y texture. Put them right on the grill but be careful with the heat. Next time may use the pizza stone (yes, on the grill, stick it in there while the grill is heating up). Stuck with the arrugula because again, Trader's always has it ready to go in bags. Next time will also maybe add some rendered pancetta. Delish!
    I've made this recipe many times and every time I make it, its a hit! Since I have a pizza stone, I used pizza dough that I bought from my local pizza store and it came out great! The only thing I would say is it may look like a lot of onions at first but once they caramelize they shrink and they are not overpowering at all.
    The flavors were good, but the pizza was too dry.
    I love this recipe! I just rediscovered it after not making it for a few years, and it was so good tonight! I couldn't get arugula at the store, so I subbed spinach for it. Just as good!
    This is a wonderful, healthy pizza recipe! Very light for an afternoon lunch and simply delicious! I too added some sliced baby bellas, spinach instead of arugula, and aged balsamic to the recipe and it is fabulous! Highly recommend!
    What a wonderful and healthy twist on pizza! I didn't have arugula so I used baby spinach, added some minced garlic. After I baked it, I added sliced grape tomatoes and chopped parsley. Topped with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, this was truly an amazing dish!
    Yum! I used spinach instead of arugula, added one egg white towards the end of caramelizing the onions, and some sun dried tomatoes before I put it in the oven. Great breakfast!
    YUM YUM YUM! The best pizza ever! and it makes you feel good about eating healthy! I played around with this recipe some nights i added some thin sliced streak on the top of it, and instead of using arugula i used baby spinach! Great recipe and its definitely a follow up in my house! Thanks Ellie!
    This is a truly extraordinary pizza. The combination of flavors is intriguing. One of the first of Ellie's recipes that I ever tried, and I've been hooked on her show ever since. It's also so simple and easy to make, and it comes out great every time. I highly recommend this recipe.
    Made it exactly as the recipe says to and it was flavorful and delicious!
    I didn't make this recipe as is but I did use it as a base recipe. I used a Boboli pizza crust instead of the whole wheat tortillas, I added Fennel to my red onion and arugula and I drizzled EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar on top of the crust as the "sauce". After I topped the crust with the caramelized onions and fennel and wilted arugula, I then added some prosciutto on top before adding my goat cheese and I baked for about 18 mins instead of 10 mins. I will add that I used no salt and no pepper either and you couldn't tell! My husband and I LOVED it!! I will definitely be making this one again and again!!
    This recipe was rather tasteless, in my opinion. I even added some balsamic vinegar and mushrooms, but still blah. I think I might try it again, but use mozzerella and less arugula.
    This was awesome.. It tastes like it's so much worse for you than it is.... the flavors are great together. I included sliced portabello mushrooms in the onion mix, and also used a combination of goat cheese and gorgonzola. The middle of the pizza does get a little soggy, but I ate it more like a taco because the outside edges were very crispy. Only baked it 8 minutes from the other reviews. This was soo delicious, tasted like something from a nice restaurant.
    I love Ellie's recipes. I used feta instead of goat cheese, and I added red pepper flakes and balsamic vinegar. It is soo delicious, and healthy too :)
    I crave this every day! Super good!! I cannot eat gluten so I make with Brown Rice Tortillas. The crust gets very crispy. I sometimes add hommemade pesto. YUM!
    This is one of my favorites! I do it a little differently, though. . .Sometimes, I add the arugula when it only has a couple of minutes to bake, so it's less "cooked." You can also use blue cheese or feta if you prefer!
    I made this for lunch late Sunday afternoon and thought it was wonderful. My crust came out perfect because I only baked it for 8 minutes after reading some reviews about how the crust became too crispy. I think any more than 8 minutes, it would have been over done. This way it was crispy, but not brittle. I also really enjoyed the sweetness of the carmelized red onion, with the pepperyness of the arugula, and the tangyness of the goat cheese. The flavors complimented each other well!
    I was excited about this recipe, but very disappointed. The tortillas end up soggy from the spinach, and overall it's very bland. This recipe would be 10x better if it had balsamic reduction and proscuitto on it (although probably not as healthy). I would never make this again.
    With a few tweaks this was very good. Picture and description in link below.

    Recipe was short and sweet. very tasty but wasn't LOVING the tortilla it was baked on... is there anything else that can be substituted....maybe it was the fact that it was whole wheat, gave it a different flavor. all in all though i was pleased! My friends thought it was delightful.
    With the following adjustments, I would give this recipe 4.5 stars: I added red pepper to the onions and added some balsamic vinegar to them at the end of the carmelizing process; used spinach instead of arugula; used probably 3 1/2 oz. of cheese instead of 2; and after I placed the mixture on the tortillas, added some red pepper flakes and, in addition to a little regular salt and pepper, some garlic salt. Next time I may try some olives. The flavors were delicious, and I would recommend this for a light meal or appetizer. That being said, I do feel like there's something missing - perhaps a light sauce of some sort would help.
    I made this pizza for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I subsituted the arugula for spinach and it was perfect! I can't wait to make it again already! Thanks Ellie :)
    I made this pizza for a small gathering on New Year's Eve. I had lots of comments about how it looked, but not so many about how it tasted. It is simple to make, but was lacking a bit of flavor, maybe seasonings? The tortilla became too crunchy and crumbled when I was cutting it, and while eating it. My husband didn't really like it, and I had quite a bit of leftovers - this pizza doesn't do well the next day.
    Another weak recipe on I was hoping to find a good pizza dough recipe with some healthy toppings. Instead, I find a baked Quesadilla masquerading as a pizza. At least use a pita, for cryin' out loud. Not a very good effort.
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