Lemon Arugula Pizza

Thin crust pizza with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, arugula, and a splash of fresh lemon juice-who wants a slice? 

Lemon Arugula Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Simple, fresh, and so tasty!

I am always looking for new pizza inspiration because Josh requests pizza for dinner almost every single day. I like pizza, but I need some variety in my life:) When I was in Austin this summer, I had the best arugula pizza. I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I made my own Lemon Arugula Pizza at home. It cured my pizza craving after one slice. Ok, maybe two slices. I had to eat more than one slice, the pizza was too good.

Lemon Arugula Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this pizza recipe!

I am lucky Josh loves eating and making pizza. He always makes the pizza dough. His first job was at Little Caesar’s, but I promise his pizza is WAY better:) I am glad he was young and didn’t take any pizza tips from them..ha!


We always use Gold Medal’s Better For Bread Flour to make our pizza dough. It makes the best pizza crust!

Lemon Arugula Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I wanted a thin crust pizza so Josh rolled it out thin and cooked it on our pizza crisper pan. You can make a thicker crust if you wish, just roll out the dough to your desired thickness.

Lemon Arugula Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Perfect for any pizza party!

We topped the pizza with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. We baked the pizza until the cheese was melted and the crust was crisp!

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Josh pulled the pizza out of the oven and I topped it with arugula, fresh lemon juice, and freshly grated parmesan. Josh cut the pizza into slices and we had a family pizza party!

Thin Crust Lemon Arugula Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I seriously love everything about this pizza. The flavors are fresh and simple. Josh wasn’t sure he would like a “salad” on his pizza, but he was pleasantly surprised by my Lemon Arugula Pizza. He loved it and so did Caleb! Caleb was shouting “pizza” and “bite” during our dinner. He couldn’t get enough! I am glad my boys enjoyed my pizza creation!

Make Lemon Arugula Pizza for your next pizza party! It was a hit at our house!

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Lemon Arugula Pizza

Pizza with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, arugula, and a splash of fresh lemon juice. This pizza is a great addition to any pizza party!
4 from 1 vote


  • For the pizza dough:
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups Gold Medal Better For Bread Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Corn meal-for spreading on pizza peel
  • Pizza Toppings:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional shredded parmesan cheese for serving, optional


  • 1. First, make the pizza dough. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, combine yeast and 1 cup warm water. Add a pinch of sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour and salt. Mix the ingredients until combined.
  • 3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture. Next, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix until combined. Switch to the dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes on medium speed.
  • 4. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Form dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover pizza dough with a damp towel and set in a warm area to rise. Let the dough rise for 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • 5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cut the dough in half. Take one piece of dough and punch it down on a lightly floured surface. You can refrigerate or freeze the other half of the dough or make 2 pizzas, if you wish. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a circle. Place the pizza dough on a pizza pan or pizza stone.
  • 6. Evenly brush the olive oil on the pizza. Top with fresh mozzarella slices. Add the parmesan cheese. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until pizza crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  • 7. Remove the pizza from the oven and place arugula on top. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the arugula and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese, if desired. Cut into slices and serve.
  • Note-we made a thin crust pizza. Josh rolled the crust into about a 13-inch circle. If you want a thicker crust, don't roll it out as far.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I have been craving pizza and I am so loving yours. I love the thin crust and the lemon and arugula flavors. Nice combo! It just sounds amazing! Book marking this recipe!!

  2. A giant salad on a fab thin crust pizza–what could be better? SO light and delish! Dinner tonight for sure!

  3. First of all I have to say that I LOVE gold medal flour and think it is such a great brand. I buy their flour whenever possible.
    Second, oh my gosh this pizza is amazing and so pretty! We love thin crust around here and all the pretty green arugula is calling my name!

  4. When you live in a town with 2,000 people there are so many things that you can’t buy here. Many that I have never tasted such as arugula. Never use anything but Gold Medal. See so many who use another brand but it is not available in my area at all.

  5. Yum. Trader Joes use to sell a pizza like this. They discontinued it about a year ago. So excited to see your recipe

  6. omg, I love this!!! looks delicious! and with pizza like this, you’d better eat more than one slice! I love that your husband makes the pizza dough. . so awesome! definitely going to try this recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. gorgeous pizza, Maria!! I love the abundance of arugula on top!! that flatbread is right up my alley – i don’t like pizza dough that’s super doughy or puffy.

  8. What a great vegetarian pizza! Peppery, lemony and totally perfect for a summer meal.

  9. My husband, like yours, would be happy with pizza for dinner every night! This sounds great, I love the lemon and the arugula on top. I always use King Arthur for my pizza, I will have to look for this flour in my supermarket.

  10. I’d be yelling for more bites too, like Caleb!! That pizza sounds divine for summer!

  11. I long ago stopped using tomato sauce and the requisite sausage meats on pizza preferring fresher, often vegetarian ingredients. But lately pizzas like this have become a staple and we’re even grilling them on the BBQ. I liken them more to an upside down salad…and I’m good with that. Love these simple ingredients and I’m betting it was divine.

  12. When I saw that you posted a Lemon Arugula Pizza, my first thought was oooooh I wonder if it’s like that one in Austin. That pizza was amazing! And this one looks like it would be just as delicious!

  13. Maria, pizza is definitely my love language. Ok, so are cookies, and chocolate, and frosting. I just love everything about this and can’t wait to make it! Hope my boys like “salad pizza,” too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. I make this pizza all the time too! Delish!! I kick it up a notch with garlic & chili infused olive oil and a slice of avocado on each slice with just a sprinkle of sea salt. I’m going to go make one now!

  15. Oh boy! I love arugula! That spicy, bitter taste really sends me over the edge. Adding some cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil… wow–I’m hungry now. And I just ate dinner! lol

  16. This looks awesome! I’ve recently come to love lemons on my pizza and I’ve allllways loved a little fresh arugula on my pizza. This will need to happen soon!

  17. We make pizza nearly every Friday night. I come up with a lot of my own combos, but also am a good one for tasting something, and then recreating it at home. lol

    This sounds like one I’ll definitely have to try. I always use my bread machine to help out w/ the dough, which is a combo of bread flour, and whole wheat pastry.

    Thanks for sharing.

  18. I’ve made this several times since first pinning it and it’s delicious. Easy to do and really light and brightly flavored.

  19. I heated some chopped garlic and a pinch of crushed red pepper in the olive oil before I brushed it on the crust. The only reason I didn’t eat the entire pizza myself was that I knew I would be happier if I got to eat it two days in a row.

  20. 4 stars
    Really great recipe!

    But SWAP out Gold Medal flour for an organic brand (Bob’s Red Mill Organic is great). Flour is one of the most sprayed crop with Round-Up and associated other herbicides that leaves residue in our food and bodies after eating. Go Organic to severely lessen chemical spray residue in your foods and to support the efforts of organic farmers who don’t use Round up and associated herbicides.