Peach Arugula Corn Pizza


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PEACHES. Glorious peaches. It’s like eating a piece of sunshine–sweet, sweet sunshine. I don’t even want to talk about how the leaves on the trees outside our house are changing color and how Target is in FULL ON BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING mode. NO. I wish it would stop. I feel like I was just getting settled into my summer time habit of buying too many peaches…

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Can I tell you something? I’m obsessed with arugula on pizza. You might already know this by my Goat Cheese/Tomato Arugula number and my Breakfast Pizza concoction. I just won’t quit. If I ever see arugula on a pizza menu, I almost always convince someone to split it with me.  I also am a big fan of corn on pizza (hello CORN LIME ZUCCHINI!). It adds a deliciously sweet crunch!

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I love the balance of this pizza combo. Tart goat cheese, creamy mozzarella, peppery arugula, sweet roasted peaches and corn, the bite of red onion and the balsamic!! It’s a flavor explosion. I think I might add a jalapeño next time because this lady sure loves all things SPICY.

And we’re off!

For this pizza, I made my no-knead pizza dough. The recipe makes two pizzas, but I used the dough to make one GIGANTIC pizza.

It was a thicker pizza, and I liked it. I feel like you need a thicker dough to carry the weight of this topping extravaganza!

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First item of business is to toss the red onions in balsamic & vinegar. This reduces the sharp oniony bite.

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After about 15 minutes, add in the sliced peaches and toss. Keep the bowl with all the dressing out!

We’re gonna use that to toss the arugula in.

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Corn is shucked & off the cob. Dough has been spread out in an oiled baking sheet.

You’ll find instructions in my post here. It’s the only pizza crust that works perfectly for me.

Well… I’m sure there are others that will do the job, I just rely on this one, HEAVILY. Plus, I like rectangles.

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And we top!! Mozzarella first, followed by peaches, onions & corn.

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Goat cheese follows. Salt/Pepper and red pepper flakes. Off to the oven it goes.

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Hello delicious PIZZA!!! Would you look at that?

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One more closeup. Check out those roasted peaches and onions. YES, SIR.

The balsamic vinegar is a fine flavor enhancer!

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Now you take the residual dressing and toss the arugula in it.

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Top that pizza.

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EAT THAT PIZZA. Let’s not talk about how Autumn is just around the corner. I won’t have it.

Peach Arugula Corn Pizza

makes one 13 x18 inch pizza

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 full batch no-knead pizza dough
  • 2 peaches, thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh corn (from 1 ear)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • salt & pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups arugula

Preheat oven to 500F.

In a medium bowl, toss sliced onions in balsamic vinegar & olive oil. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add peaches to onions, toss a few times and set aside.

Oil a 13×18 inch rimmed baking sheet liberally with good extra virgin olive oil. Then gently plop the dough on the pan.  Stretch and press it out to the edges. If it springs back wait five minutes and then proceed. The dough is very thin. If it tears, piece it back together.

Layer the mozzarella on top of the prepared pizza dough, followed by the peaches, corn, and goat cheese. Reserve bowl with olive oil & vinegar. Top with salt & pepper and red pepper flakes.  Place in the oven and cook for 15-18 minutes, or until crust is nicely brown around the edges. While pizza is cooking, toss the arugula in the reserved olive & vinegar mixture and spread on top of the pizza after it has cooled for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

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  • August 12, 2013

    Oh yummy. I made a peach pizza last week. I wanted to use up the dough & the peaches. So I grilled up the dough, added Gorgonzola cheese, sliced peaches and a little drizzle of honey. It was completely on the fly but it turned out yummy.

  • This looks soooo freaking good!! I need to cook more with peaches and this recipe is calling my name!!

  • August 12, 2013

    My kind of pizza!! Peaches and cheese and balsamic AND corn? Yeah, Sign me up for the whole thing! Such a perfect summertime meal!

  • Wow, never thought of putting peaches on a pizza but this looks truly amazing! The nectarines in my fridge are calling out for the same treatment (my summer habit bears a close resemblance to yours!)

  • August 12, 2013

    Oh my, that’s looks SO good! Summer picnics will never be the same again – it’s good cold too right? Please say yes!

  • August 12, 2013

    Can’t deal. Making this week. OMFG.

  • August 12, 2013

    This sounds like SUCH a gorgeous combination of toppings!

  • fusilliamy
    August 12, 2013

    Yep, gonna be my dinner tonight. I LOVE LOVE LOVE corn on pizza! And fruit on pizza, just because I like to be *that* person (who is normally right and has better taste than everyone else! :P ) I went back and re-read your no knead pizza post and died of laughter at “HOT carb on carb action” re: potato pizza. That may be tomorrow night’s dinner…

  • Baaaahhhh! I am so not ready for fall yet. Let’s eat peach pizza all the way until the first snow!

  • August 12, 2013

    This looks so yummy! I love the idea of the peppery arugula AND the peaches. What a great combo – I really can’t wait to try this. Plus…anything pizza related with goat cheese is an automatic favorite with me!

  • Amy
    August 12, 2013

    This is genius!! I have to go and make this now!!

    http://yummei.blogspot.co.uk

  • August 12, 2013

    I’m on a peach kick too lately and all with good reason. Peaches are so incredibly delicious on top of everything! I haven’t tried them on pizza yet so thanks Tracy for the inspiration.

  • August 12, 2013

    YES! I have a whole box in my fridge waiting to be turned into this pizza!

  • August 12, 2013

    What a perfect pizza combination! I want a piece right now. And for some reason my brain wants a big hunk of bbq chicken dripping with sauce on the side…go figure. :)

  • August 12, 2013

    This is so unique, I gotta try this. Love it!

  • August 12, 2013

    As if back to school wasn’t bad enough, I saw Halloween candy at the grocery store today! What is wrong with the world? Anyways, I love the idea of peach pizza. That’s one ingredient I’ve actually never heard of on pizza before but I would say it’s worth trying!

    • Tracy
      August 12, 2013

      WHAT?!! NO. Just. NO.

  • August 12, 2013

    This looks incredible!

  • Jenna
    August 12, 2013

    This looks soooo good, this is definitely going on my to-make-in-summer list (nearly Spring here, excited dance, even though the start of Spring is totally overrated, the weather usually gets worse & even though I think the markets will have asparagus & new season strawberries & tomatoes it’s actually really still pumpkin and apples).

  • August 12, 2013

    Hubby has been asking me to make him pizza. I better get down to it! Have to give your pizza dough ago because I’m so not into kneading anything these days. No counter space for that and 24 hours is not enough. Ever. Printing the recipe for dough NOW!

  • August 12, 2013

    oh yeeeaaaah!!

  • August 12, 2013

    The first time I ever saw corn on pizza was when I moved to Taiwan, but there was nothing beautiful about it. There was also faux shrimp and meat fluff. Google it. It’s unpleasant. Your pizza looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • August 13, 2013

    This sounds and looks so good! Mangoes were always my summer favorite, but this summer I’m obsessed with peaches. I hope I have everything to make this for dinner.

  • August 13, 2013

    It’s 7:30am, just checked out this post, and now I want this for breakfast. Yum.

  • Mmmm peaches on pizza? Never would have thought of that :)

  • Deborah
    August 13, 2013

    It’s so funny that you’re lamenting the end of summer….here in Florida, we CAN’T WAIT. Summer here = too humid to breathe, never going outside because it’s too hot, and awful thunderstorms every single day. (Can’t even go to the beach because of thunderstorms!) So I’m so excited that it’s almost September!

    Love your recipes and your writing, as always!

  • mary
    August 13, 2013

    ok, so when i saw this pizza, i thought, beautiful- i must make this. then when reading the recipe i thought, nope, too much going on. (my pizza crust usually has two toppings at most). but its good looks and what’s not to love about each ingredient… won out . i’m eating it as i write this, and to everyone out there who’s thinking about making this… DO IT! it is delicious. it is seasonal. it is sexy. deelish- thank you tracy!

    • Tracy
      August 13, 2013

      so glad you think so!! Although I do like a simple pizza from time to time! :)

  • August 13, 2013

    mmmmmmmmm!

  • August 14, 2013

    This looks gorgeous! I love arugula on my pizza too. It is pretty, tastes good and guarantees my husband will not touch those pieces.

  • August 14, 2013

    I first had arugula on my pizza in Italy. I coulnt stop eating it. I loved it so much, my friend took me to a store to buy Italian arugula seeds to grow my own. It now grows in and around my yard like weeds, since it just reseeds itself year after year.

  • Ashley V
    August 16, 2013

    I’m making this tonight, made burrito bowls Sunday night, and broccoli panini Tuesday. The latter were both so good, I know the pizza won’t disappoint. Thanks for creating the majority of my meals this week!

  • Amy
    August 18, 2013

    Longtime lurker here.

    As soon as I saw that there were peaches on the pizza, I knew I had to make it. Summer IS just flying by! I made three ~8″ pizzas yesterday evening with peaches, onions, corn, and arugula purchased that morning from the farmer’s market (which is still chock full of summer produce!).

    I. Was. Floored. Silky tangy peaches + savory goat cheese + crunchy onions + sweet, sweet corn + fresh arugula — it may seem like a lot of toppings, but they’re quick to prep and they come together so. perfectly.

    It took an immense amount of effort to save a few slices for leftovers because I just wanted to devour it all–but now I have some for today too :]

  • August 19, 2013

    I made this last night for a casual dinner party. Wow, was it great! My skeptical husband and son even liked it.

    We’ll be making this again!

  • Claire
    August 20, 2013

    Made this last night. Was soooo good!! I also wanted to give kudos for making a recipe that worked out EXACTLY as intended. Make this, everyone. MAKE. THIS.

    • Tracy
      August 20, 2013

      HOOOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 23, 2013

    I made this last night, and it was fantastic!! Even my husband the skeptic (PEACHES on PIZZA???) loved it.

  • September 1, 2013

    I am not a huge pizza person and rarely make it. But I would pay good money for a slice of that. Heavenly.

  • Nicole B.
    October 7, 2013

    This. Is. AMAZING!

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