Veggie Pizza

Homemade pizza is truly a guilt free indulgence that you can make with as many vegetables you want. My kids LOVE pizza. They wouldn’t mind having it everyday either. Once in a while I make pizza at home which becomes a good excuse for me to pile the pizza up with a ton of fresh veggies. I usually make the pizza base the night before. That way lunch is easy to get ready with just prepping the vegetables. This pizza has a base of tomato salad in sauce topped with even more veggies. If cooking for kids or adults who do not like spicy food, just omit the jalapeños @sarchakra 

COOK TIME: 30 mins

PREP TIME: 15 mins

YIELDS: Serves or makes 4-5

For the pizza crust: (this will make 2 pizza crusts) 

Ingredients

  • Bread flour 3 ¼ cups 
  • Yeast ¾ oz 
  • Warm water 1 ¼ cup 
  • Salt 1 tsp 
  • Sugar 1 tbsp 
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp plus more to coat the bowl 

Method

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water. 
  • In a bowl combine salt, sugar and flour. 
  • Add yeast mixture. Stir to combine. 
  • Add olive oil. Keep kneading till the dough becomes smooth. 
  • Coat a large bowl with olive oil. Put dough in the bowl. Spread olive oil on the dough. 
  • Cover with a kitchen towel for 2 hours. Divide dough into 2 portions. Cover with towel again. Let it rest for 20 mins. 
  • Press dough into pizza pans. Let it rest for 20 mins before topping with the rest of the ingredients. 

For the Base Salad: 

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes 1, finely chopped
  • Onion 1, finely chopped 
  • Jalapeño 1, chopped 
  • Garlic 1, finely chopped 
  • Coriander 2 tbsp chopped 
  • Crushed tomatoes 1 can 
  • Cilantro 1 tbsp 
  • Crushed black pepper 2 tsp
  • Salt 

Method

Mix the above ingredients and let it rest for an hour. 

For the toppings: 

Ingredients

  • Broccoli shavings 2 tbsp 
  • Medley tomatoes 6 oz, halved 
  • Red onions 1, sliced 
  • Capote peppers 2 tbsp 
  • Pickled jalapeños 2 tbsp 
  • Pepper jack cheese 6 tbsp, divided 
  • Mushrooms 4-5, sliced 
  • Parsley 3 tbsp, divided 

Method 

  • Heat the oven to 425°. 
  • Place chopped salad on the base of the pizza. Top with sliced red onions, 4 tbsp pepper jack cheese, capote peppers, pickled jalapeños, medley tomatoes, mushrooms and 2 tbsp parsley. 
  • Bake pizza for 25-30 mins. 
  • Serve with shaved broccoli, 1 tbsp chopped parsley and a sprinkle of 2 tbsp of cheese. 
Making the crust
Resting the dough
Prepping the toppings
Preparing the pizza
Close up
Veggie pizza is done

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