When we travel, I like to do a little research ahead of time to find a good place to stop and eat lunch. We almost always stay away from chain restaurants because we like to find the best local food, especially when visiting places we don’t travel to very often. Since the last time we traveled we were just playing it by ear, depending on how far we drove, we decided to stop once we got hungry. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) was literally the first place that we found. We had been to CPK at least once before, but it really wasn’t anything memorable. On this visit, I noticed that their menu had quite a few new items, with many smaller, lighter dishes, which I always enjoy for lunch. Brad ended up choosing the pizza we shared, and as soon as I took a bite, I knew I had to recreate it at home.
I couldn’t believe that I had never thought of layering these ingredients on a pizza. This California club pizza is filled with protein and veggies, but is still relatively light and fresh. The things that I love most about this pizza are the fresh tomatoes, arugula and avocado that are piled on top of the cooked pizza. So if you are looking for a new pizza recipe, or just want to recreate your favorite CPK pizza, you must try this California club pizza recipe.
Spoonful of Flavor, inspiration from California Pizza Kitchen