Veggie Pizza

July 8, 2014

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It’s pizza time! Usually when my husband hears these words come out of my mouth, a big smile appears on his face. However, not this time. The thing is that this pizza contains no meat at all – only vegetables and cheese (sorry hubby). My husband is one of those guys who starts rolling his eyes if he fails to find any meat in a plate.

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Well, I feel bad for him but I have nothing but LOVE for this veggie pizza! Artichokes, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers with melted mozzarella and basil on top. What a wonderful combination! I am feeling the smell of this goodness coming from the kitchen as I am writing this post… Sooo hard to resist!

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I must confess. It was the first time when I tried canned artichoke hearts in my whole life. Few weeks ago a good friend of mine recommended to try them so I decided to add them to this veggie pizza. It’s always nice to taste something new!

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For the crust you can use the homemade pizza dough I made few weeks ago. I used it by myself and it worked great.

Now, enough talking, let’s have some pizza!

Veggie Pizza
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Serves: one 12-inch pizza
 
Ingredients
  • 1 homemade or store bought pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 4-5 canned artichoke hearts, drained well and quartered
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella ball, drained and sliced
  • 15 black olives, pitted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 small handful of fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees and let it heat up for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4-5 minutes or until softened. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Set aside to cool until ready to assemble the pizza.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough onto a lightly floured, parchment paper-lined baking sheet, forming a 12-inch circle. Spread the pizza evenly with tomato sauce. Top with bell peppers, artichokes, tomato, mozzarella, and black olives. Season with a little salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place the pizza in the hot oven and bake for 10-13 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from the oven and let cool for a minute. Sprinkle with basil leaves. Cut into slices and serve.

 

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cate @ Chez CateyLou July 10, 2014 at 1:27 am - Reply

    I love a good veggie pizza, and this looks amazing! I love the combo of veggies you used. So fresh and delicious!

    • Jovita July 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words, Cate! I’m so glad you love this pizza!

  2. Erin @ The Speckled Palate July 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    I love the vegetables you added to this dish, Jovita, even if your hubby was sad about the lack of meat. If my husband had been offered this pizza, he would have had a similar reaction, even though this sounds absolutely ah-mazing to me right now!

    • Jovita July 14, 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you loved it, Erin! All men are the same I guess. :)

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