Salami, Mozzarella and Spinach Pizza Rolls

3 Jun

This pizza roll was really delicious. The type of awesomely delicious that you feel guilty about.  Guilt and food don’t belong together but it seems they always are. I’m tired of feeling guilty. Guilt about dishes in the sink, laundry in the basket, bills that need to be filed, mail that needs sorting,  phone calls, emails and texts that have not been answered, exercise that hasn’t be done,  BLAH BLAH BLAH. Salami in this recipe is delicious and l don’t want to feel guilty about it. I will cover it in spinach and it will be okay. I would like to think that a whole pound of spinach cancels out 4 slices of salami, don’t you think ?

Salami, Mozzarella and Spinach Pizza Rolls

www.lessonsinfood.wordpress.com original recipe

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound frozen whole leaf spinach – defrosted
  • 3 TBL pecorino romano cheese, grated
  • 4 slices of salami
  • 1/4- 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
  • cooking spray

Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle, about 12 by 14 inches. Cut rectangle into 4 equal sections by cutting from top to bottom between the longest sides. In a large saute pan over low heat cook the whole peeled garlic cloves in the olive oil until pale golden brown and soft. Smash with the side of a wooden spoon. Add in defrosted spinach and cook for 3 minutes. Add pecorino romano cheese and taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Let cool. Divide the spinach mixture between the 4 strips of dough leaving a thin border. Rip 1 slice of salami into strips and lay on top of spinach and then cover with mozzarella cheese. Roll from the top short end to the bottom short end tightly and seal the edge by pinching the dough. Spray the entire roll with cooking spray or rub with olive oil. Place on a heavy baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining strips of dough. Bake until golden brown, about 20- 25 minutes.

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