23 May 2014

Mediterranean Pizza with Goats Cheese and Rocket - National Vegetarian Week

PIZZA. We all love it. Sometimes when you have a takeaway pizza, it can be really really bad, but good pizza, nay good homemade pizza is simplicity in itself and mouth-wateringly tasty.

There is such a variety of bases, sauces and toppings to add, it never needs to be the same twice.

This Mediterranean Pizza is my ultimate pizza. I could happily eat it again and again. In fact my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Mediterranean Pizza 

pizza doughI made it this week with wholemeal and onion pizza dough, but you could use my standard white pizza dough.

Quick Pizza SauceI topped it with my whizz bang pizza sauce, which is whizzed up in a flash and tastes fabulous, then I added fresh milky mozzarella and all my favourite pizza toppings, then I popped it in the oven until it was crisp and golden.

Before I served it I added a heap of fresh rocket and drizzled the pizza with chilli oil.

To make your own chilli oil, fill an oil drizzler with olive oil and chilli flakes. Over time the chilli will impart flavour and a kick into the oil. It's great for drizzling over pasta and salads as well as pizza.

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Mediterranean Pizza with Goats Cheese and Rocket
Homemade pizza with all the flavours of the Mediterranean on freshly baked pizza dough and homemade pizza sauce. Well worth a bit off effort. The pizza dough and sauce can be made in advance and frozen.
  • 1 portion fresh pizza dough
  • 1 portion pizza sauce
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 6 mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 sundried tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ - 1 roasted red pepper
  • a generous slice of goats cheese, crumbled
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ tsp dried coriander
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • a handful of fresh rocket leaves
  • a drizzle of chilli oil (optional)
  • a dusting of flour for rolling
  • a dusting of polenta (or flour)
1. Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8.2. Scatter some polenta over your baking sheet or pizza pan, to prevent the pizza from sticking. 3. Lightly dust your worktop and roll out a ball of dough until it is thin and even. The size of a dinner plate.4. Place your pizza base on the baking sheet and spoon over some pizza sauce and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.5. Slice the mozzarella thinly and distribute across the pizza6. Top the pizza evenly with mushroom, pepper, sundried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and basil.7. Crumble the goats cheese over the pizza and then sprinkle on some oregano and a good grinding of black pepper.8. Bake in the over for 8-12 minutes. I like mine a little overdone, but take it out when it is right for you.9. Serve topped with a fresh rocket and a drizzle of chill oil.
Total time:
Yield: Make 1 thin and crispy 12 inch pizza

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  1. What a delicious pizza! love the flavors - goats cheese is always a winner!

    1. Oh yes, I think so too Mary I have some left so I am going to crumble some on m pasta tonight.

  2. This looks drool worthy Jac, I could eat a whole one right now.Its so colourful too.

    1. Thanks Nayna. I'll let you in to a secret,, I scoffed the whole pizza! It was delicious. Just as well it was a thin base.

    2. lol Jac you took my thoughts exactly.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you've made the tomato sauce... the whole pizza looks amazing too... now i'm hungry x

    1. It's the only sauce I make now. I love that it can be made in seconds and tastes great.

  4. How utterly delicious Jac, love the look of this! Karen

  5. Goat's cheese AND sun dried tomatoes? Where do you live again? I'd like to swing by!

    1. Just head towards Edinburgh and keep going, you will hit here about an hour later.

  6. That looks delicious and has all my favourite pizza toppings on!

  7. You had me at goats cheese... *drool*

  8. The Mediterranean Pizza looks delicious! New Follower.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jody and glad you like it :)

  9. Pizza is one of my favourite comfort foods, I always get too carried away with the toppings and put on far too many, so many yummy veggies to choose from. Thank you for the recipe.

  10. On me too Lorna. I like them stacked!

  11. I haven't made pizza for ages, this looks very good.

  12. This looks and sounds delicious Jac! I love goat's cheese on a pizza. I know you won't like it but I'll have to add green olives on there too! ;-)

  13. Looks great! I like all of the ingredients you used for this pizza. P Like you said, pizza never needs to be the same, and that's what's best about it :)


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