pizza: Green Peace


"This pizza just makes me want to go lie down in a field of tall grass." - Everyone who's ever had a slice


 

This is a solid go-to pizza just after a trip to the farmer's market. All those fresh, green veggies will almost make you wonder why you ever craved meat in the first place. Almost.

 

Note: 1 pizza is enough for 1 person

Ingredients

BASE

SAUCE

  • a few tbsp of canned crushed tomatoes
  • some basil pesto
  • some crushed garlic

TOPPINGS

  • baby spinach
  • grated pecorino cheese
  • green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • kalamata olives (halved)
  • zucchini (thinly sliced)
  • broad beans (pre-cooked)
  • crushed red pepper

Strategy

Pre-heat oven to 400 F/200 C.

While oven is heating, chop all veggies.

Pre-toast tortilla in the oven so it's crispayy. You basically want to brown it like one big, giant tortilla chip.

Add a couple dollops of tomato sauce, a dollop of pesto and a dollop of crushed garlic to the tortilla. Mix and spread around so it gets all the way to the edges.
Tip: You want to cover the full tortilla, but don't pile on too much sauce or it'll be soggy - yuck!

Add a bed of spinach.

Add the cheese. (We all love cheese, but again, not too much.)

Scatter the rest of the toppings.
Tip: Since there are so many toppings, you don't need too much of each one. For example, I would only put 3 kalamata olives on (making for 6 olive halves). Too many toppings and you risk a heavy, soggy pizza - yuck!

Finish off with crushed red pepper (black pepper too if you like).
Tip: I wouldn't add salt as the pecorino cheese is already salty.

Bake at 400 F/200 C for 8-10 min.

Cut into 6 pieces (or 8 if you're really hungry).

Grab a slice, high five the person next to you, and enjoy that shit. 😋

Possible Substitutions

pecorino cheese > parmesan cheese

green bell pepper > any other kind of bell pepper

zucchini > any other kind of squash

broad beans > edamame

 

take your tortilla pizza to the next level

If you enjoy a tortilla pizza, I highly recommend you check out my 3 tips for crispy-ass thin crust pizza. Without putting these 3 tips into practice, you run the risk of making a soggy, flimsy 'za that's more sad than sessy.

Don't make that mistake. You'll just end up blaming the poor tortilla.

You can get my 3 tips for a crispy-ass thin crust pizza here.

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