Slideshow: Top This: The Salad Pizza (à la Grey Block Pizza)

The Green, the Glory, the Salad Pizza
The Green, the Glory, the Salad Pizza
Even I was hesitant when I first encountered the Salad Pizza. Wary of gimmicks and pseudo health fads, my expectations were low. But the combination of cheese and warmed leafy greens appeals in the same way as a grilled romaine salad.
The “Bagel” Crust
The “Bagel” Crust
The dough, the same used in their NYC-style pizzas, is opened into a just-larger-than-hand-size round and water-wheeled through an egg bath (or plain old water, if customers prefer). The crust is then rotated through a bagel garnish such as garlic, poppy seed, sesame, or my personal favorite: the works.
Laying the Base
Laying the Base
A simple base of shredded mozzarella and sliced red onions cover the entire face of the crust before it’s journey into the oven.
The Glue That Holds It All Together
The Glue That Holds It All Together
A light layer of sour cream is spread across the face of the pie. This softens up the delicious browned cheese, giving the impending salad something to grip. Slice the pizza now, before the salad, or else you’ll end up with a leafy green mess.
Heads Up!
Heads Up!
An avalanche of salad tumbles towards the pizza. Made with chopped mixed greens, tomatoes, onions and feta, the salad is pre-tossed with a lemon vinaigrette made fresh every morning in the Grey Block kitchen. There is no big secret behind it; just lots and lots of fresh lemon juice, according to Thomas.
Finishing Touch
Finishing Touch
Once the silky slices of fresh avocado are laid on top, this pie is ready to devour!