Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

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!

Serves 2

Preparation time 1hr 45 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

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Method

1 TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

2 Add the warm water with the yeast and allow to sit for five minutes.

3 Mix 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.

4 Place 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.

5 TO PREPARE THE PIZZA:

6 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.

7 While you wait prepare you pizza toppings.

8 Working 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.

9 Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further.

10 Let 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.

11 Repeat with the second ball of dough.

12 Add your tomato puree and your vegetarian pizza toppings.

13 Place 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.

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