Clean Eating Pizza Salad

Pizza is always a winner.

Salads are too in my book. 

If only there was a way to enjoy all the flavors of pizza in a healthy salad…

{Enter} Drum roll please….this fun Clean Eating Pizza Salad!

The BEST Clean Eating Pizza Salad | This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut!

A lot of families we know enjoy the tradition of a pizza night every week. I know my husband enjoys pizza every Friday night he is on shift at the fire station. It is a long standing tradition and something they all look forward to. 

I would love to tell you that in our home we eat tacos on Tuesday and pizza on Fridays, but that simply isn’t the case. Ha! 

The BEST Clean Eating Pizza Salad | This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut!

Because Ryan’s schedule rotates each week, we don’t each typical meals on a typical schedule. When Ryan is working, the kids and I tend to eat leftovers or simple foods like quesadillas or macaroni and cheese.

Really gourmet, huh? 😉 

However, when Ryan is home I try to cook actual meals and homemade pizza and salad is one of them! Usually everyone makes their own, with the kids piling their dough high with cheese while Ryan and I layer ours with tons of meats and veggies.

The BEST Clean Eating Pizza Salad | This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut!

Much like Pizza Ranch and Pizza Hut serve pizzas with salad, I like to incorporate that same concept into our pizza nights. A side salad is typically not far from our homemade pizzas. 

This salad was first introduced to the world in a G&S Salad E-cookbook, but I felt like it was a bit hidden from the world.

So I made the executive decision to post it…because who is going to tell me no? 😉

The BEST Clean Eating Pizza Salad | This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut!

First of all, you will not believe how delicious and tangy this salad dressing is!

Like. YUM.

It stays true to the flavors of pizza sauce, but jazzed up a bit.

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As for the salad ingredients, these are the toppings I prefer on a pizza, but feel free to use whatever toppings you like. I think mushrooms or sausage would be a great addition too!

No matter what toppings you use, you will love this healthy and hearty salad!

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The BEST Clean Eating Pizza Salad | This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut!

 

Clean Eating Pizza Salad
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This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut! For more healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com.
Servings
1 person
Servings
1 person
Clean Eating Pizza Salad
Print Recipe
This is one of my favorite healthy and low carb lunch ideas! It is a delicious gluten free recipe complete with turkey pepperoni for protein, homemade tomato-based dressing, shredded Parmesan cheese, and veggies. Meals like this are great for one or families. Just pile high the toppings on a whole bag of greens and triple the sauce! Give this easy and flavorful salad a try if you are in a food rut! For more healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com.
Servings
1 person
Servings
1 person
Ingredients
Salad
  • 3 cups spring mix salad
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 20 pieces turkey pepperoni
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese, grated
Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • dash ground black pepper
Servings: person
Instructions
  1. Layer salad ingredients on a large dinner plate.
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Add more water in 1 tsp increments if you prefer your dressing looser.
  3. Top salad ingredients with dressing and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can easily make this salad to feed a crowd. Use a full bag or container of greens and top with as many pizza toppings as you can handle! 

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17 thoughts on “Clean Eating Pizza Salad

  1. Love this recipe, Sammi! It’s got all the flavours of pizza in a much healthier package! Tweeted, scheduled to pin and will share later today on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for sharing, and hope to ‘see’ you at Hearth and Soul again this week!

  2. Pizza with less guilt…yes, please! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next week!

  3. Sammi, The salad looks wonderful and very similar to one I have made for myself. Your pictures are gorgeous and show off this salad beautifully! Pinned to share . . . AND going to feature your recipe at Snickerdoodle link party this Saturday! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us!
    ~Laurie

  4. Beautiful, Sammi! I gotta try this. Maybe with the addition of the turkey pepperoni (which I already use in my homemade pizza recipe), my non-salad loving son will actually look forward to salad!
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Gleniece! I SO appreciate the compliments and really hope your pizza loving son will give this salad a try. Tell him if my pizza loving 7 year old boy tried and liked he will too. 😉 Blessings to you!

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