I love reading recipes and have found that facebook is a wonderful way of finding great recipes. I feel a recipe is to be only used as a guideline to help you make a masterpiece of your own. There are very few recipes that I make that are word for word what the recipe says.... I like to make them my own. Saying that I also think it is important to give thanks to the people that post their recipes... and that if you make it different it is alright to repost it, as long as credit is given where credit is due. So here is my credits... the original recipe can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/pampered-chef-consultant-carols-corner/california-club-pizza/407504209282075 . if you want to make it just like the original recipe. it looked great that way too and it won't hurt my feelings and if you want to use my suggestions great.... or make it into your own creations. Cooking, baking and food preparation is an art and like art, no two dishes can be the same!
California Club Pizza
1 tsp oil
1 pkg (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust
2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (I used a little less)
2 plum tomatoes
1/4 medium red onion (chopped)
1 medium avocado ( I used 1 and 1/2)
1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
romano cheese (shredded)
6 slices bacon, thinly sliced, cooked and drained (in original recipe - was going to use but forgot)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly brush oil onto large pizza stone or large bar pan. Sprinkle small amount of cornmeal on pan. Roll out pizza dough - gently stretching and pressing dough to fit your pan. Sprinkle small amount of cornmeal onto pizza dough. Top crust with chicken and shredded cheese. Place in oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
Meanwhile, slice tomatoes lengthwise, remove seeds and dice (I sliced mine thinly). Slice or chop onions. Slice avocado in half, remove pit and dice. Place tomatoes, onions and avocado and chopped fresh basil in bowl. Juice 1 lemon to equal 2 tbsp juice and stir gently into veggies.
Place veggie mixture on pizza. Sprinkle greek seasoning to taste and add shredded Romano Cheese. Place back in oven until cheese is melted, approximately 3 minutes.
*Notes..... I did have a slice the next day.... the aroma of the basil and the veggies was wonderful. My co-workers wished that I had brought them a piece. Sorry, it was all for me and I didn't share. Although the crust was a little soggy as I heated it up in the microwave, it tasted wonderfully. As I was eating it, I thought mushrooms... I should have added mushroom. Next time.
* Note I had posted this on facebook awhile back but decided to post these recipes here too.