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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pizza
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Sep 16, 2011
Goat Cheese Pizza
Recipe and image courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission
This cool and elegant appetizer perfectly blends freshness with sweet, savory flavors
and a dash of spice.
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar
½ cup (4 ounces) softened goat cheese
4 cups fresh California strawberries, hulled and quartered
¼ cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
coarsely ground black pepper
baby arugula or mixed greens
prepared pizza dough
To make white balsamic vinaigrette: simmer white balsamic vinegar until reduced to 1½ tbsp. Whisk in
extra virgin olive oil.
To make aged balsamic reduction: simmer aged balsamic vinegar until reduced to about 4 tsp.
Heat oven to 400°F. On lightly floured surface, divided pizza dough into four pieces. Roll each piece of
pizza dough into an 8-inch circle. Place on a baking sheet; bake in 400°F oven 10 minutes or until firm and
Spread pizzas with softened goat cheese. Toss strawberries with white balsamic vinaigrette; arrange
strawberries evenly on goat cheese. Bake 10 minutes more. Remove from oven; scatter crumbled goat
cheese on top. Drizzle with aged balsamic reduction; sprinkle with black pepper. Garnish pizzas with a few
leaves of arugula or mixed greens.