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Onion, Olive, and Bell Pepper Pizza with Salad

Makes: 10  servings Prep 40 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 20 mins
Onion, Olive, and Bell Pepper Pizza with Salad


  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil, plus additional for cookie sheet
  • 3 pounds  red onions, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
  • 5 tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • Flour, for dough
  • 1 15 ounce package prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 10 nicoise or other black olives
  • 1 12 ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, rinsed, drained, and patted dry, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1/3 cup  Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings
  • 15 cups  (1-1/4 lbs.) escarole and radicchio salad mix


1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in each of 2 large nonstick skillets over moderate heat. Divide onion between skillets and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, caramelized and very soft, about 20 minutes. Combine both onion batches in one of the skillets. Add 3 tablespoons vinegar and the thyme sprigs. Cook, stirring, until vinegar has evaporated, about 1 minute more. Discard sprigs; salt and pepper to taste. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 500 degree F and arrange rack in lower third. Lightly oil a large cookie sheet. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a 17-by-13-1/2-inch rectangle, then roll in edges to form a 16-by-12-1/2-inch crust. Transfer to prepared sheet and evenly spread onion mixture over dough, avoiding edges. Decoratively arrange olives and pepper strips over top.

3. Bake until crust is golden brown on bottom, about 18 minutes. Cut pizza into 10 squares.

Make salad::

4. While pizza is baking, whisk together remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 2 tablespoons vinegar until thickened and emulsified. Toss with cheese and salad mix; salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pizza. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 10
  • cal.(kcal)220,
  • Fat, total(g)5,
  • chol.(mg)3,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)36,
  • fiber(g)4,
  • pro.(g)8,
  • sodium(mg)253,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet