I couldn't post the salad with the picture of that glorious pizza and not tell you about it. I was having a beverage with my bestie at our favorite bar/pizza joint, and although we weren't eating, the special that day was a similar pizza. It sounded somewhat interesting, but I'll admit slightly boring. However, I'm a sucker for anything goat cheese, so I thought it might be worth recreating.
What came out totally blew my mind. I don't think I've ever run across a bad recipe that included caramelized onions. Add the salty tang of goat cheese and... yes! Seriously, just make this. Have it with a salad or eat the entire pizza. That is not a decision I can make for you.
Billy Goat Pizza
sort of adapted from Brixx
1 pizza crust
2-4 tbsp. tomato sauce
4 oz. (at least) mozzarella
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 small or medium onion, slivered
1 - 2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
2 oz. (at least) goat cheese
parsley, to taste
Toast the pine nuts. I prefer to do this in a dry skillet on the stovetop. I find whenever I put them in the oven I inevitably burn the nuts. Add the olive oil to a pan on the stove. When hot, add the onions. Heat the onions on medium heat until softened and lightly golden brown.
Prepare your favorite pizza crust (which should obviously be this one). This worked perfectly on the grill, so if you use that method, grill one side of the pizza dough first. If not, proceed with topping as directed. When you are ready to top the pizza, add the tomato sauce to taste. Top with mozzarella and add the caramelized onions.
When we do this on the grill we cook the pizza for about 5 minutes and as it is coming off, complete the toppings. If you cook your pizza in the oven you may want to add the remaining topics with 3 - 5 minutes left. At that point, sprinkle on the goat cheese and toasted pine nuts. At the very end, sprinkle on a bit of parsley.
Freak out at the amazing combination!