This recipe is sponsored by Target. I’m a big fan of enjoying pizza with a salad on the side and I usually find myself putting the salad ON TOP of my pizza. For this recipe I bake the crust until nice and crispy so it can hold the salad without getting soggy. Then, I top it with mozzarella and Parmesan, and finish with a simple salad of crispy bacon, ripe tomatoes and fresh greens.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Line a bowl or plate with paper towels.
Place the bacon in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to the prepared bowl or plate.
Place the pizza crust on the prepared baking sheet, brush with 1 tablespoon oil and liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle the crust with the mozzarella and 2 to 3 tablespoons of Parmesan. Continue to bake until the mozzarella melts, 6 to 8 minutes.
Put the bacon, mixed greens, tomatoes and basil in a large bowl. Drizzle with the vinegar and 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. Season with a sprinkle each of salt and pepper. Toss and taste, adding more vinegar or salt if needed.
Pile the salad on top of the pizza and finish with a sprinkling of Parmesan and pepper. Cut into slices and serve.