Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
2 main course; 4 appetizer
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

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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Great. I substituted regular minced garlic for flakes. Cooked some onion until carmelized and added and added some parmesan. Awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe - one I'll definitely make again! Like others, I customized quite a bit to avoid the dryness reported in some reviews: - Instead of arugula, I used spinach to add weight to the dish (we ate it for dinner) - Instead of tortilla, I used whole wheat flatbread (pre-made from the grocery store) - Before adding the topping, I brushed the flatbread with a mix of EVOO, balsamic vinegar and finely chopped garlic. I then spread a thin layer of goat cheese over this for a base (added great flavor when combined with the base mixture) - After adding the spinach & caramelized onion mixture on top, I added some more fresh spinach, goat cheese, fresh ground salt & pepper and crushed red pepper - Finally, before throwing in the oven, I sprinkled with a few drops of the remaining balsamic/EVOO/garlic mix It was superb - I'm craving more already! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy, gourmet recipe. great as an app or pizza tasting option. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! What a yummy, light, meat-free meal to have! I added extra goat-cheese (of course and it was a fantastic treat. Yum... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors were good, but the pizza was too dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it exactly as the recipe says to and it was flavorful and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With a few tweaks this was very good. Picture and description in link below. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26203807@N00/4317287002/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another weak recipe on FoodNetwork.com. 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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have no doubts that this will be delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare. Thanks for the recipe!!! Taffy Zadnicheik Fairhope, AL item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as an appetizer for a big family get together. I put them out, and the next thing I knew they were completely gone! So simple and easy for such a great response. I didn't have arugala so substituted spinach instead and made sure to season properly for enough flavor. Worked like a charm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this on a piece of of nutty bread, and I used mixed spring greens, all from Trader Joe's. They worked. If you're crazy for the smell of goat cheese, the baking process takes away some of that. This is a really good recipe and I'll definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! I had everything on hand on a late night and it was so tasty! Definately a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is VERY good! I added some proscuitto and used naan instead of tortillas. Everything else was the same. Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple and quick but delicious! It is the perfect fast fix healthy meal. I used spinach instead of arugula because I had it on hand and it worked great. I would high recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great lunch/snack/app! I followed others reviews and added red peppers. I also added some balsamic vinegar to the veggies while they were caramelizing. It brought a sweet taste to it which was great! This will definitely be added to my recipe list. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO YUMMY! ive made it for lunch 3 times this week. i make sure theres lots of onions cuz i love onions! and i also use spinach cuz i have it on hand and i add some bell peppers that i saute in with the onions. so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was VERY good but not very filling. Served it with a salad. The goat cheese made this recipe. I think it would be better as a snack or appetizer. Lover Ellie's recipes. Go with the ratings and you'll find really great recipes item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used fresh baby spinach since argula was not available at the grocery when I went......EXCELLENT....Be sure to crumble goat cheese in small pieces because it does not spread....Do not overcook or tortilla gets too crispy but still very, very good.....!!!!!.... EASY..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a simple recipe, yet it is delicious! All the flavors go so well together. I added bite-sized pieces of chicken for extra protein and it still works since the chicken does not compete with the other flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe....there is soo much flavor. The first time I made it just as the recipe follows. I have since added more to it each time. I added baked/grilled chicken along with sauteed peppers. I also added strips of carrots and olives. It was absolutely delicious. I also added barbecue sauce as a base on each wheat tortilla. It gave it soo much flavor. I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely excellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided to make this with some salad for dinner one night. It was so tasty! The only difference was that I added a tiny bit of finely minced ham...SO TASTY. It definitely would have tasted excellent without the ham too. VERY EASY! VERY TASTY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great for a quick, healthy, weeknight meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We ended up eating it more like a soft taco, but it was really flavorful. We've also added grilled chicken and mushrooms to make it more substantial for my husband. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have arugula or goat cheese so I used spinach and feta. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I tried this today but for some reason I had it in my head that the recipe called for feta cheese so I didn't buy any goat cheese when I went to the store. I also sauted some baby portabella mushrooms. It was very good but I can't wait to try the goat cheese. I am a big goat cheese fan. I think spinach would be a great substitute for arugula or even a mix of the two. Also, someone has been going thru Ellie's recipes and anonymously rating them as horrible. What's up with that? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this twice, once using arugula with goat cheese and once using spinach with mozzarella. The flavors work great together. I have learned that I don't like the flavor of goat cheese. I may try another tangy cheese because the mozzarella is rather bland. I only gave it four stars instead of five because both times my "pizza" crust was not crunchy. The center was VERY soggy. Maybe it's the type of tortillas I used or I'm just doing something wrong in the oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cooked the arugula, onions and included 1 pound of mushrooms for substance on Sunday and kept it in the fridge. Each night I would come home from work and make a pizza in the oven. If I couldn't wait - it would end up as a tasty quesadilla, but when I was patient a crunchy, sophisticated flavored pizza. SO good. Another staple easy go to menu item! THANKS ELLIE! A great light meal before you go to Yoga or the gym at night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner tonight and it was soo yummy. I didn't even have argula, so I used some mushrooms instead. The pizza was nice and crisp, the onions were a tad sweet and the goat cheese melted in my mouth. My husband loved it, despite the groan he made when he saw it (its "too healthy looking"). Try this and you will love it too. You could change it up a million ways, but I'd recommend keeping the goat cheese! Thanks Ellie. You Rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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