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Recipe: pesto steak and arugula pizza

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pesto steak and arugula pizza

A delicious new take on a pizza, this recipe features grilled Sirloin steak, pesto, tomatoes and arugula atop your favorite pizza dough. Nutrients in every slice.


  • 1 beef Top Sirloin Steaks boneless, cut 1 inch thick (1 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 refrigerated whole grain, whole wheat or regular pizza dough (about 1 pound)
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup yellow or red cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Italian blend cheese
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup arugula or baby spinach leaves
  • crushed red pepper


  1. Combine pesto and lemon juice in small bowl. Evenly brush beef steak with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture.
    Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 10 x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Place dough on baking sheet and pat dough to edges of baking sheet. Spread dough with remaining 3 tablespoons pesto mixture. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake in 425°F oven, 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  3. Carve steak into slices; season with salt, if desired. Top pizza evenly with arugula and steak slices; sprinkle with red pepper, as desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 482 calories; 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat); 80 mg cholesterol; 573 mg sodium; 49 g carbohydrate; 8.8 g fiber; 39 g protein; 10.6 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 4.9 mg iron; 30.5 mcg selenium; 5.0 mg zinc; 102.6 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

Pizza |  Steaks