For decades, Colony Grill has offered pizza. Pizza (with a capital P) and only pizza. Delicious pizza, to be sure, with a unique thin crust and lots of available toppings (including the legendary hot oil). But with the exception of veg toppings -- fresh mushrooms, onions, black olives and peppers (stingers and cherry) -- there was no greenery to be found.
Veg-avores rejoice! Colony Grill is now offering a Salad Pizza. The signature Colony crust comes topped with fresh mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots tossed with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Clean and simple. As it says on the menu, No Cheese, No Sauce.
Yep, it’s healthy. Good for folks training for the 3rd Annual Colony Grill “Hot Oil” 5K on November 10. (Until then, $1 for each salad pizza sold will go to race proceeds, which benefit local police and fire department initiatives.) For those who like clean eating (and we definitely do), this salad pizza is a welcomed addition to the Colony menu board.
As diligent tasters, we felt we needed more data. So we asked our server if we could try a salad pizza with sauce. (For those keeping score, it was pizzas: 3, people: 3.) This was by far our favorite – the fresh, flavorful sauce really made the crust/salad combo sing. But why stop there? Salad pizza with sauce and cheese? (Yes, we tried that too!) Also good, but this was really just Pizza with a salad on top. So much for healthy. The final score – 4 pizzas, 3 very satisfied people.
What did we learn? Any way you slice it, it’s pizza you’ll feel good about eating, but we say, ask for the sauce on your Salad Pizza! You'll be happy you did.