The Best Vegetarian Pizza
The thing that makes vegetarian pizza such a delight is the fact that it is topped by all of the tastiest vegetables that you can find. While many people erroneously believe that vegetarian pizza lacks in flavor, the reality is that the vegetarian pizza has a light, subtle flavor that cannot be enjoyed when smothered by the flavors of meat toppings. Thanks to the fact that only vegetables are used for vegetarian pizza, you will find that all of the flavors harmonize to make one delicious pizza.
The vegetarian pizza recipe below calls for some of the tastiest vegetables you will find. The rich flavors of tomato sauce, cheese, and pizza crust are contrasted by the light flavor of the artichokes, the tangy olive flavor, and the combined delights of onions and red bell peppers. In the end, what you get is a pizza that is as healthy as it is delicious.
Most men prefer to avoid the vegetarian pizza, but you may be surprised to find that a number of men will come to love this simple pizza. The recipe is easy enough to follow, and you can get creative and experiment with the vegetables that you prefer in order to get the best vegetarian pizza.
- 5 cups of all-purpose white flour
- 1 ¾ tablespoons of yeast
- 1 ¾ tablespoons of warm water
- 1⅓ tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 pound of grated cheese to melt
- 1 12 oz. can of tomato sauce
- ½ pound of olives, stuffed with garlic
- 1 can of roasted red peppers
- 1 can of artichoke hearts
- 1 small onion
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- The first thing that must be done is to prepare the dough. This is done by combining the yeast and warm water in a small mixing bowl, afterward mixing them in with the flour and olive oil in a larger bowl. The resulting ball of dough must be kneaded for 10 minutes, after which it is set aside to rise for 2 hours.
- Open the can of tomato sauce and place it in a saucepan. Set the stove to low heat, and let the tomato sauce simmer for no less than 45 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the dough has finished rising, roll it into separate pizza crusts. Place these crusts in the oven to bake until stiff, which requires about 15 minutes at most.
- Chop the various toppings.
- Spread the tomato sauce on the crusts, sprinkle the grated cheese, and add the chopped toppings to your heart's content.
- Place in the oven at 350 degrees F for no less than 20 minutes, and serve while hot.
The vegetarian pizza recipe above will be easy to prepare, though you will need to invest some time in cooking the tomato sauce and letting the dough rise. Still, all told it is only a matter of half an hour or so of actual work, and you can enjoy the resulting pizza with all of your friends. It is impossible to compare frozen grocery store pizza with lovingly homemade pizza. Seriously they are like night and day. Take the time to make pizza from scratch and the flavors will be your reward for the effort. This particular recipe is rich in vegetables and it is colorful, attractive and very fresh-flavored.