Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

15 March 2018

Whether you'd like to discover the reasons for becoming a vegetarian or confirm to yourself that you’re perfectly happy as a carnivore, Vegetarian Month is enlightening, informative, and most of all pretty tasty. We thought we'd contribute to Vegetarian Month with our own vegetarian recipe: A delicious homemade vegetarian pizza. Be creative with this dish, and add as many delicious vegetable toppings as you desire, keeping it simple or as imaginative as you like!
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Category

Main

Serves

2

Preperation Time

1hr 45 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Ingredients

For the base:

1 1/2 cups warm water (105°F-115°F)

2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast

3 1/2 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose but bread flour will give you a crisper crust)

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

For the topping:

Olive oil

Tomato puree

Mozzarella

Parmesan cheese or shredded Feta cheese

Mushrooms

thinly sliced

Bell peppers

thinly sliced

Chopped fresh basil

Pesto

Onions

thinly sliced

Rocket salad or leaves of your choice

Instructions

1TO MAKE THE DOUGH:,Add the warm water with the yeast and allow to sit for five minutes

2Mix in the olive oil, flour, and sugar and mix it together with your hands. Place the dough on a floured worktop and knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. If the dough seems a little wet, sprinkle more flour onto it

3Place the dough in a bowl that is lightly coated with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Allow the dough to sit in a warm area for 1 1/2 hours, until the dough has risen in size

4TO PREPARE THE PIZZA:,Preheat the oven to 180°C. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide the dough into two pieces. Place each piece in separate bowls, sprinkle with salt and leave for ten minutes

5While you wait prepare you pizza toppings

6Working one ball of dough at a time, take one ball of and flatten it with your hands on a slightly floured work surface. Starting at the centre and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick

7Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further

8Let the dough relax for 5 minutes and then continue to stretch it until it reaches the desired diameter - 10 to 12 inches. Use your palm to flatten the edge of the dough where it is thicker

9Repeat with the second ball of dough

10Add your tomato puree and your vegetarian pizza toppings

11Place on an oven or pizza tray and put into the oven for 15 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese is golden

12Place the salad leaves on top of the pizza and serve.

Whether you'd like to discover the reasons for becoming a vegetarian or confirm to yourself that you’re perfectly happy as a carnivore, Vegetarian Month is enlightening, informative, and most of all pretty tasty.

We thought we'd contribute to Vegetarian Month with our own vegetarian recipe: A delicious homemade vegetarian pizza. Be creative with this dish, and add as many delicious vegetable toppings as you desire, keeping it simple or as imaginative as you like!