Let’s talk Pizza night.. Or should I say pizza DAY?? Mediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizza

 Friday evenings are our “pizza nights”.  I think if we didn’t make pizza at LEAST once a week the family would flip! It’s kinda like a tradition, we’ve gotten used to a point that I literally start craving pizza in the morning!

We love having pizza for dinner because it’s the perfect meal for laying back on the couch and watching T.V after a long week. Seriously, I don’t know if it’s the crunchy crust, the gooey cheese, or all the crazy topping that I add, but when there’s a pizza in-front of me, it’s like giving a 10 year old candy! I just can’t resist! 😀

Mediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizza

I’ve made sooo many different types of pizza I can’t even remember all of them; the best spinach pizza, the BBQ chicken pizza, the quick and easy 3 minute pita pizza, and the Brooklyn style pizza of course!

This Mediterranean arugula & cherry tomato pizza is packed with arugula, fresh sliced mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, Italian marinara sauce and fresh cherry tomatoes. I saw the cherry plum tomatoes in the supermarket the other day and decided to grab em because they are available for like 10 minutes a year.

Mediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizzaMediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizzaKinda makes me feel like I’m in Rome; A slice anyone?

Mediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizza

5 from 4 votes

Mediterranean Arugula & Cherry Tomato pizza

By: Layla
Cook8 minutes
Total8 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough
  • 1 cup tomato or pizza sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp cornmeal or all purpose flour
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven with the pizza stone to 500 degrees for at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle the top of your pizza peel with a little cornmeal.

  • Roll out the pizza dough, Spread the tomato sauce on the pizza to form a thin layer, Scatter the Arugula, plum tomatoes, fresh basil, Goat and mozzarella cheese on top.

  • Quickly transfer the pizza from the peel to the stone. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until golden brown. If you don't have a pizza stone, place pizza on greased and floured pan or cookie tray and place in oven after the oven has heated for 15 minutes.

  • Cut and Serve Warm!
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  1. This is such a gorgeous pizza! I love the arugula addition.

  2. I’m coming over to your house every Friday! I wish Friday was pizza night at our house! And these photos are beautiful! What a great looking pie!

  3. Arugula is my new favorite “ingredient”. I’ve been cooking it constantly. Love it in pizza too!

    1. Yea me too! It’s the medium for salad and veggies 😀

  4. ehehe…we have too, pizza nights! Your combo is one of my favorites! 🙂 ela

  5. I love that you have pizza night on Fridays. I think we need to have a weekly pizza night as well since there are so many different kinds of pizza to make – it would never get old. Your pizza looks awesome – this version would definitely be on the top of the list of pizzas to make 🙂

    1. I’m sure your family is going to love pizza night Kathi! One you get used to it you won’t be able to stop it 😀

  6. What a great combination and your pizza presentation is lovely!

    1. Thank you so much Cheri! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Hooray for pizza night – it is a true favorite at home! This one needs to happen soon 😉

  8. Pizza night is a military-week occurrence for us, so I am always looking for new combos. I know that this would be a winner!

  9. Fantastic Pizza. I usually top my pizza with a mix of fresh and can tomatoes (which add more juice). I make my dough with just flour, water and yeast. It makes such a great and fun dinner, I agree with you!
    p.s. stunning pics.

  10. I love a simple Italian type pizza like this Layla. It just looks so comforting!! 🙂

  11. I LOVE homemade pizza!!! And this looks absolutely perfect-so gorgeous and tasty!