What to Do with Pizza Leftovers? Make Them Into Salad
Unless you are the world's most prescient shopper you're likely to end up with leftover produce after making pizza at home. After staying up until 2 a.m. baking pizzas a few nights ago, I collapsed into a flour-addled coma and awoke hours later to find fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and the juices strained from a 28-ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes regarding me reproachfully from the depths of the refrigerator. I knew there was only one course of action: salad.
As a play on insalata Caprese, I reduced the tomato juice to a thick syrup and used it as the base for a tomato vinaigrette, which I then tossed with the mozzarella and basil and some pine nuts, radicchio, and roasted peppers I had on hand.
The resulting salad was so good that I might be persuaded to make less pizza just to accumulate the ingredients.