Salato Za'

Whenever pizza is in the cards, I'm down every time. It's got to be that one food item that always tastes good to eat and is so incredibly easy to make.  For quite some time now, I've been whipping up this combination that is to die for. So much so, that there isn't even a crumb for leftovers. I mean, you can never go wrong with bread, sauce and cheese...can you? It's an understatement to say that my friends are amped when I tell them I'm making the famous Salato za'

You see, Salato is Italian for 'salty' and this pizza is all sorts of salty - in the best way possible. The layers of pesto, prosciutto, and parmesan cheese flow together to create such an epic bite. 

Homemade pizza night always brings the fam together. Most times when host friends for dinner, it does just that. They usually sit themselves on the couches, maybe grate some cheese but most times I'm pretty dominant in the kitchen and need to be in charge of all the pizza making action. Don't let it get by, I'm very grateful (get it) for their contributions.  I'm bossy in the kitchen to say the least.  I'm confident enough to say this is an award winning recipe and I'll be making it until the day I am either allergic to cheese or can no longer swallow whole foods. Says a lot. 

When it comes to eating, I have one pet peeve that may have gone to rest since I broke the rules when eating this pizza the other day - using a fork and knife. 

What for?!?!?!

I firmly believe pizza was meant to be eaten with your hands, folded if needed, and a huge saucy mess. Recently being in Europe, I came to the realization that it's quite a normal thing over there, even with hamburgers. Judgement aside, this pizza has so many toppings that sometimes, you just gotta do the do with mr. fork and mrs. knife to maximize the flavours per bite. So yes, I used utensils and I'm not even ashamed about it. 

No exact measurements are provided as pizza is your canvas for artistic dreams. But I can promise you one thing, this combination is bomb!  Feel free to make your own crust too! I just can't get enough of the naan. Enjoy! 


Naan pizza crust / Basil Pesto / Sun-dried Tomatoes / Prosciutto / White Old Cheddar / Parmasen Flakes (optional) / Arugula / Balsamic Glaze 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the basil pesto on the crust to your saucy liking.
  3. Add the grated old cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, and parm flakes to the crust. 
  4. Cook until the crust is crispy and the cheese is slightly browned. 
  5. Once pizza is out of the oven, top w/ fresh arugula and drizzle + balsamic glaze.
  6. Dig in!

P.S. What are your favourite pizza combos?