Meals & sides

Say it five times fast: summer sausage salami cilantro pizza

Pepperoni takes all the pizza glory in our family (pepperoni and green olives on thin crust for me), but the salty circles sit on the bench for this recipe. Even my daughter, who only eats cheese pizza, loved this.

My favorite Easy Salami Pasta Salad inspired me to make Summer Sausage [or] Salami Cilantro Pizza. Although the salad doesn’t contain cilantro, I was thinking it did so when I bought groceries I picked some up. I also added basil. It turns out they are mighty delicious on this pizza.

summer sausage and salami cilantro pizza

You don’t have to use the same ingredients I did – use herbs and cheeses that you like, or omit any that you don’t like. I used summer sausage for this one. (What’s the difference between summer sausage and salami?)

Start with a ready-to-bake pizza crust. Stir together olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Brush the mixture onto the unbaked crust.

crust with oil and herbs

Chop the parsley, basil, cilantro, green onion, and salami or summer sausage.

pizza toppings

Sprinkle the basil, cilantro, and parsley on the crust, saving a little cilantro to sprinkle on last.

herbs on crust

Place thin slices of summer sausage or salami over the herbs.

add summer sausage

Lightly (or to taste) scatter bits of green onion onto the meat.

add green onion

Add a layer of shredded parmesan cheese.

add parmesan

Blanket with a layer of shredded mozzarella.

add mozzarella

Place more meat on top and toss on the remaining cilantro and sprinkle a few dashes of oregano.

ready to bake

Bake according to pizza crust directions.

finished slice

Slice and serve.

Summer Sausage [or]  Salami Cilantro Pizza

1 large pizza crust (ready to bake)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 garlic clove, minced

2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon salt

couple grinds of pepper

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

2 teaspoons minced fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried basil

2 teaspoons fresh minced cilantro

6-8 ounces hard salami OR summer sausage, thinly sliced

1 green onion, diced

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

½ cup shredded mozzarella

Make this pizza:

  1. Start with a ready-to-bake pizza crust. Stir together olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Brush the mixture onto the unbaked crust.
  2. Chop the parsley, basil, cilantro, green onion, and salami or summer sausage.
  3. Sprinkle the basil, cilantro, and parsley on the crust, saving a little cilantro to sprinkle on last.
  4. Place thin slices of summer sausage or salami over the herbs.
  5. Lightly (or to taste) scatter bits of green onion onto the meat.
  6. Add a layer of shredded parmesan cheese.
  7. Blanket with a layer of shredded mozzarella.
  8. Place more meat on top and toss on the remaining cilantro.
  9. Bake according to pizza crust directions.
  10. Slice and serve.

 

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