Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza

Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza

Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza



Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 1:55 PM

Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza


Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes

     1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick (1 pound)
     2 tablespoons basil pesto
     2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
     1 refrigerated whole grain, whole wheat or regular pizza dough (about 1pound)
     Nonstick cooking spray
     1 cup yellow and/or red cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large

     1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Italian blend cheese
     1 cup arugula or baby spinach leaves
     1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


     1.Combine pesto and lemon juice in small bowl. Evenly brush beef steak with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture.

     2. 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.

     3. 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.

     4. Carve steak into slices; season with salt, if desired. Top pizza evenly with arugula and steak slices; sprinkle with red pepper, as desired.

Makes 4 servings

Cook's Tip:
     Twelve ounces cooked steak, cut into thin strips, may be substituted for top sirloin
steak. Toss beef strips with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture before topping pizza as directed in

     One package (10 ounces) whole wheat prebaked pizza crust (12-inch diameter) may be
substituted for refrigerated pizza dough. Place pizza crust on ungreased large baking sheet. Top evenly with tomatoes and cheese. Bake according to package directions. Continue as directed in Step

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.