Arugula Pesto Pizza with Zucchini — Meatless Monday

Peppery arugula takes the place of traditional basil in this simple pesto, which acts as the sauce atop Food Network Magazine's wow-worthy pizza.
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Photo by: David Malosh

David Malosh

Since basil is in season right now, it's no wonder that it's often the go-to herb to feature in pesto, but it's surely not the only something green that can star in this quick-fix sauce. Spinach, parsley, broccoli and even arugula can take its place — arugula, for example, standing in to create the base of the sauce used atop Food Network Magazine's easy pizza (pictured above).

Thanks to a ready-to-go prebaked pizza crust, this Arugula Pesto Pizza with Zucchini comes together simply and in a hurry. Once you've prepped the pesto — the arugula adds a peppery punch, while capers and garlic offer welcome bite — and sliced the mozzarella and zucchini, it all comes down to assembly. Just before baking, sprinkle some nutty Parmesan atop the pie and drizzle on fruity extra virgin olive oil. After only a few minutes in the oven, the cheese will turn gooey and the crust golden.

Get the Recipe: Arugula Pesto Pizza with Zucchini from Food Network Magazine

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