Pesto Burrata Lemon Pepper Arugula Pizza

Urban Recipes

By Christina Jeffrey

An easy week night meal is pizza, but here's a healthier twist on it. 

Pesto Burrata Lemon Pepper Arugula Pizza. Basil pesto with creamy Burrata cheese and the topped with arugula tossed in a lemon pepper olive oil dressing.

If you're in a hurry go with a store bought crust. But if you have the time you must try this semolina dough. It is delicious with honey and olive oil in it! If you have not used Semolina before it is a type of flour made from durum wheat.  It is a higher protein flour then regular all purpose flour, and is also packed with minerals.  If you prefer a gluten free crust, you could also try this recipe on my gluten free crust that I posted a couple weeks ago.  

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THE RECIPE | Urban Baker Co.

Pesto Burrata Lemon Pepper Arugula Pizza
An easy week night meal with a healthy twist.

prep time | 15 minutes 
total time | 25 minutes 
servings | 4 people


Pizza Crust: (or store bought)

2 1/2 Tbsp yeast

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 cups all purpose flour

3 cups semolina flour

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp honey

Pizza Toppings:

Burrata Cheese


Basil Pesto

Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette:

2 Tbsps olive oil

zest and juice of 1 lemon

pepper to taste

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder


1. Place pizza stone in cold oven and set oven to 450 degrees

2. In small bowl add warm water and sprinkle in the sugar and yeast.  Set aside and let yeast proof (activate) for 10 minutes.

3. In large bowl add all purpose flour and semolina flour with olive oil and honey.  Add activated yeast and mix with fork until combined.  Place on floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes.  Place in large bowl that is greased with olive oil and cover with damp towel.  Let rest for 1 to 2 hours until risen.

4. Remove dough from bowl and place on lightly floured surface.  Roll out with floured rolling pin until thin.  Place pizza dough on parchment paper and place on pizza pan.  Spread the basil pesto all over the pizza dough.

5. Slide the parchment paper and pizza from the pizza pan onto the pizza stone in the oven.  Bake for 7 minutes.  

5. Open the oven and slightly lift the pizza dough to be able to pull the parchment paper out from underneath the pizza dough.  Top the pizza with the burrata cheese. Bake for an additional 3 minutes.

6. In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, zest and juice of 1 lemon, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  Whisk until combined, set aside.

7. In a medium size mixing bowl add arugula with the Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette.  Top pizza with dressed arugula and serve.

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