A simple black pepper and parmesan pizza topped with zesty arugula and a squeeze of fresh lemon. I love serving this as an appetizer for a crowd or a quick weeknight dinner. Its so crisp and delicious!


1 pizza dough, room temp, either from the supermarket deli or give my recipe a try

2T olive oil
1 t black pepper
1/2c parmesan, grated

1c arugula
1/2 lemon, cut in wedges


Preheat oven to 500°F with your pizza stone inside. Heavily sprinkle a pizza peel with semolina or cornmeal. Stretch dough in a big circle and place on top of the semolina, give the peel a little shake to know that the dough isn’t sticking. If you don’t have a pizza stone just line a baking sheet with parchment and stretch your dough out in a circle on there.

Drizzle dough with olive oil then sprinkle with black pepper, next sprinkle on the parmesan and bake for 8-12 minutes.

Top with arugula then a squeeze of fresh lemon.


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