Tuesday, May 29, 2012

80--- The Best of BBQ Pizza with Arugula Slaw

BBQ for dinner or pizza? Or both? I say both.  Fire up the grill.

I used vegetarian canned baked beans for this recipe, but you can certainly make your own if you're ambitious.  It will save you some excess sodium if you do!  The slaw topping of this recipe is not to be omitted.  It's simply fantastic.

The Best of BBQ Pizza with Arugula Slaw
Serves 4

4 -8" round naan, flatbread, or pitas
20 oz baked beans
4 oz shredded cooked chicken breast (omit if you want a vegetarian pizza)
1/3 cup barbecue sauce of your choice (omit if you omit chicken)
4 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup finely chopped red onion

Arugula Slaw
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup baby arugula leaves
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
Dash fresh ground black pepper

Prepare slaw 1 hour prior to meal prep.  Combine parsley, arugula and cabbage in a medium bowl.  In a smaller bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, celery salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper.

Preheat grill to medium heat.  Spoon ~1/3 cup baked beans onto each "crust".  Spoon barbecue sauce over chicken breast in a bowl and mix to coat.  Evenly spread 1 oz chicken onto each crust.  Sprinkle each pizza with red onion, then mozzarella cheese. 

Place each pizza onto grill and cook for ~8-10 minutes until crust is crisp and cheese has melted (cooking times vary with different grills).  Remove from grill, then top with ~1/2 cup arugula slaw prior to cutting and serving.  

Nutrition Info per 1 pizza: 472 calories, 8.5 g fat, 27 g protein, 67 g carbohydrates, 13 g fiber


  1. Thanks, this looks yummy. I make something very similar but never have tried it with beans. Also, just have used just plain arugula and some balsamic vinegar sprinkled on top. I will have to try the arugula slaw and beans! Making flatbread pizzas is a weekly meal at my house!

  2. made this tonight! my husband and I loved it! i used baby spinach instead of arugula. yum!