Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza – Itallian Summer Grilling With Colavita
Prosciutto and arugula pizza – homemade, freshly baked made with high quality Colavita products.This Is A Sponsored Post – Italian Summer Grilling #GrillwithColavita
Summer is upon us! And grilling season has officially begun.
And when recently I got a lot of different grilling products from Colavita, I couldn’t be more excited!
Colavita is an Italian brand, founded in the village of Sant’Elia a Pianisi, located in the Molise region of Italy, by the joining of two families.
One family produced fine extra virgin olive oil from the local olives and the other milled durum wheat into semolina grain and to make fresh pasta for the village.
As prominent producers in their area with the same name, Colavita, the two became one company and today make a variety of gourmet ingredients for Italian cooking.
I’ve seen some Colavita products in some stores, but never had a chance to try them.
I’m so happy I finally did! I’m impressed with their variety and quality of ingredients.
And when I think of Italian cooking, I always think of pizza and pasta.
For a summer grilling recipe – you can definitely grill a pizza on a pizza stone on the grill (or even without a stone).
I knew exactly what I was going to make.
Homemade pizza, made with cold rising pizza dough and cooked over a pizza stone on a gas grill.
Colavita sent me their fine Italian “00” flour, which is just perfect for pizza, gnocchi and pasta. I made my favorite Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough with it. Their extra virgin organic olive oil worked great for brushing the dough and created a crispy crust. And the polenta I got, I used to dust my pizza peel.
I also had some of their Cirio crushed tomatoes with basil, which by the way was in a carton, instead of a can, which I found pretty cool and convenient.
It worked perfect for this prosciutto and arugula pizza.
Their roasted garlic olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper were, what I used to lightly season the arugula I placed on top of the pizza.
This pizza is very easy to make and makes a quick and delicious meal.
It was a pleasure to work and experiment with Colavita products and they have definitely become a staple for my summer grilling.
Let’s have some pizza!
Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza - Itallian Summer Grilling With Colavita
For the dough:
- 5 cups (22½ oz) Colavita gine Italian "00" flour
- 1¾ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1¾ plus 2 tablespoons cool water — (65F)
- 2 tsp Colavita organic extra virgin olive oil for brushing the walls of the bowl and dough
For the Pizza:
- 1 carton Cirio crushed tomatoes with basil — (3 tbsp per pizza)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese — (1/4 cup per pizza)
- 4 oz shaved Parmesan
- 18 thin sliced prosciutto of your choice
- 3 cups arugula — , washed and dried
- 2-3 tbsp Colavita Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Colavita White Balsamic Vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
For the pizza dough:
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large metal bowl) stir all ingredients together until well combined. If using a stand mixer fit it with the hook attachment and mix on low for 4 minutes. The flour should form a coarse ball. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes , then mix on medium for 2 more minutes, or until the dough clears the sides of the bowl and sticks just a little to the bottom. If the dough is too soft and sticky mix in some flour, if it is too stiff add some more water.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface, dust the top with flour and working from four corners fold the dough into a ball. Place in a bowl, that has been brushed with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour, to double its size. Then punch a hole in the dough, reshape, place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Remove dough from the fridge 2 hours before using. Divide dough into 6 parts. Form 6 balls and brush them with olive oil.
To cook pizza on a gas grill, using an pizza stone:
Place a pizza stone on your grill. Close the cover. Preheat a gas grill to 425-450 F.
Once the grill has heated, assemble the pizzas. Depending on the size of your pizzas and stone, you may need to grill them one by one or two at a time.
Generously sprinkle a pizza peel with Colavita polenta.
Spread pizza dough over pizza peel. Add crushed tomatoes, leaving at least 1/2 inch around the edges. Top with mozzarella cheese.
Carefully transfer pizza to heated pizza stone. (You may need to use a spatula to help yourself.)
Grill pizza for 10-12 minutes, to the desired doneness. Outer edges should be brown, all around the crust.
Using a metal spatula, carefully loosen pizza, if it is stuck to the stone. With a pizza peel remove pizza and transfer to a cutting board.
Season arugula with roasted garlic olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Top pizza with prosciutto, Parmesan and seasoned arugula. Cut and serve.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 687, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 1321mg, Potassium: 253mg, Carbohydrates: 82g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 585%, Vitamin C: 1.5%, Calcium: 397%, Iron: 5.4%
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This pizza looks amazing and so delicious, Mira! Prosciutto and arugula is one of my favourites – great flavour. Can’t wait to give this recipe a go!
Hope you like it Jess!
This pizza sounds fantastic, Mira! I’ve never added prosciutto to pizza before, so I’m loving this tasty topping! What a perfect summer meal! Pinned!
This looks absolutely stunning!! I love how fresh it looks and with all the colors too!!!
This pizza is absolutely GORGEOUS, Mira! Wow, this is definitely how you do Italian food the right way!
This pizza looks amazing!! I’m so hungry right now I feel like I could eat the whole thing by myself (don’t judge)! Me and my guy always do pizza Friday’s and this would be a perfect way to mix it up!
Mira, this looks fantastic! I love grilling pizza in the summer. Although I will be honest it is something I have not done in awhile…may need to get going on that 🙂
Hope you get to make it Mila! I went a little crazy and have been making pizza every day for the last week 🙂 (small ones of course, bit still pizza) 🙂
What a beautiful post. Of course, I’m loving the pizza and your description of the ingredients has me wanting to run right out and try them! I’m hungry!
This pizza looks so fresh- I love arugula on pizza 🙂
This pizza looks so wonderful, and perfect for summer! Arugula pairs so amazingly with prosciutto, and I love using them as pizza toppings! What an gorgeous recipe, this sounds truly delicious!! I always use Cirio products too!! They’re the best 🙂
Thanks so much! Love the Cirio sauce!
I love grilled pizza, Mira! How lucky for you to get so many great products to try! I’m loving everything about this pizza – it looks so delicious!
I love homemade pizza! Arugula is so delicious, I love its peppery flavor. I’d totally make this, without the cheese and prosciutto of course. I’d have to look for a different salty element to take its place. 🙂
Thanks Linda! It will be pretty good if you add some more veggies instead of cheese and prosciutto 🙂
Ughhhhhhhh this looks amazing! I usually eschew homemade pizza because I can never seem to nail the crust, but this looks perfectly chewy and light and amazing! Plus.. prosciutto on a pizza is amazing, arugula on a pizza is amazing, Parmesan on a pizza is amazing.. looks like we’re going to have to try this! Don’t tell O, but I ordered him a big fancy grill for his first Father’s Day 😀 Perfect opportunity!
I’m sure you’ll like it! This sounds like a great gift for father’s day! I can see a lot of grilling on the way 🙂
Now this is how to do pizza. Fresh clean flavors with not a lot of cheese and toppings, looks delicious.
This pizza looks gorgeous, Mira! Love the arugula and prosciutto. Yay for summer grilling and these awesome products!
Thanks so much Kelly!
I often get stuck in a ‘pizza rut’ and just make pepperoni. This is beautiful and much more appropriate for summer, I reckon!
I love how fresh this pizza looks! Your dough is perfect, Mira. And I’m a big fan of greens on top of pizza. It lets all sorts of flavors come out!
Mira, I love everything about this pizza! so perfect and just the way I like it! love the sliced prosciutto and arugula!!! gorgeous!
This pizza turned absolutely great.. Love the arugula on top. Your photos are really great too.. makes me want grab a slice:)
I first saw this on Pinterest and I was immediately drawn to it! I love pizzas just like this one – you can’t go wrong with arugula and prosciutto… especially when its grilled! 🙂
So glad you like it Kathleen!
Happy Monday girl! I love new recipes for pizza crust! this looks delish!
What a beautiful Italian pizza! It has some of my favorite Italian toppings on there – gotta make ASAP!! Pinned 🙂
Thanks for pinning Christina!
This pizza looks fantastic Mira! I’ve never put arugula on a pizza, but it looks so good – definitely need to try that soon!
Pizza sounds fantastic, Mira and it is looking amazing! perfect for summer parties!
This is definitely my kind of pizza! We’ve been using our grill like crazy lately, this just sounds so perfect. Love the flavor combination too!
This is SUCH a gorgeous pizza, Kathleen! As the saying goes… “Almost too pretty to eat. Almost!” But I really do love the bright green of the arugula with the pale pink of the prosciutto, and making this thing on the grill (which I’ve recently started doing), sounds just perfect. It was 100 degrees here today so I definitely need to use my grill vs. firing up the oven! I enjoyed hearing about Colavita, too. It’s always great to hear about new products!
Thanks Meggan! Love grilled pizza!
This pizza looks stunning, Mira! Looks like a perfect summer treat! Great recipe! 🙂
What a beautiful looking pizza! I love the combination of prosciutto and arugula!
gorgeous pizza Mira, perfect for summer!!
This pizza sounds and looks delicious!! I love the added prosciutto. I’ve never added it to pizza but I always love how pretty and delicious it looks. Pinned and Yummed! 🙂
Oh Mira! What a classic pizza topping. It’s one of my favorites. As for Covalita? I already use it. 🙂 Wish I could upload a pic to show you the olive oil on my counter right now!!
Thanks so much Nagi! It is my favorite pizza toppings, too, love prosciutto! As for Colavita, I can’t believe I haven’t tried their products earlier, I’ve seen them at a local Italian store, but never bought anything until recently 🙂 Glad you like them, too!
It has been a long while since I’ve dusted off my pizza stone. I need to make one soon, and I love the flavor combination here. Putting arugula on a pizza always ups the flavor! Thanks for sharing at Try a Bite Tuesday Link Party! I’ll be pinning these to the pinterest board! Hope to see you back next week!
Thanks so much! Will be back next week 🙂
Hey Mira, nothing beats a beautiful pizza made with fresh ingredients. I mean you can’t go wrong with a combination of home made dough, olive oil, prosciutto & arugula: 5 starts from me!
This pizza looks absolutely fabulous, Mira! The texture of your crust looks absolutely perfect.