Spice up your pizza with fresh or dried herbs. The obvious choices are, for example, oregano, rosemary, thyme and basil, but try and make your own customised pizza.
EXCITING PIZZA WITH HERBS
“What should we have for dinner?” – “just pizza?”.
Yes, of course it is “just” a pizza when a frozen pizza is bought for just £2.50. A pizza like this is basically a thick pancake with a tiny bit of tomato puree and a lot of E-numbers making up a list so long that you have to write it in tiny font just to fit in the ingredients section.
Don’t settle for “just a pizza”. Spice it up with healthy and flavourful toppings and fresh herbs. Still quick to make – but now also exciting right?!
PIZZA – A NEW WORLD OF FLAVOUR
For me, it’s never been “just” a pizza. Pizza is an important piece of my youth. It is reminiscent of the first time I even ordered and paid for food with friends. The first time I “became an adult” and invited a girlfriend out for pizza. The first time I tasted anchovies. The first time I tasted artichokes. The first time I tasted black and green olives. Yes, pizza opened my eyes to a new world of flavours I did not know about before.
DIFFICULT TO EASY PIZZA DOUGH
You’ve probably seen advertisements with a charming dark-skinned pizza man who elegantly swings the pizza dough in the air. Maybe it even turns into a UFO for a moment before it is immediately transformed into a delicious pizza base.
Making pizza dough certainly requires more practice than we ordinary everyday chefs ever get close to. So I can understand that many people buy a ready-made pizza bundle to get off to a good start with the homemade pizza. From here, it gets exciting. For now, you can easily create just the right toppings that match your taste buds.
MAKE REAL ITALIAN PIZZA SAUCE
The pizza sauce is important in order to get a tasty pizza. You just have to tap into your inner creative chef. This recipe provides pizza sauce for 3-4 homemade pizzas. If you don’t use it all right away, you can freeze the rest in smaller buckets. The sauce is also good for pasta dishes.
You will need:
● 1 can of chopped tomatoes
● 1 can of tomato puree
● 1 medium-sized chopped onion
● 2 cloves of organic garlic
● 1 handful of fresh basil (use 2 tablespoons of dried basil if needed)
● 2 teaspoons oregano
● 2 teaspoons of salt
● A sprinkle of pepper
● 3 tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil
● 1 teaspoon of cane sugar
Blend all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until it has the desired consistency.
DELICIOUS PIZZA TOPPING
When I make pizza, I give it a little extra oomph and decorate with a good, thick layer of topping.
My list below is for inspiration only. So, go ahead and add anything you like to your pizza. Depending on the size of the pizza base, you may be able to divide it so that every quarter has its own unique mix of ingredients. You can also use your pizza creation as a good opportunity to empty the shelves in the refrigerator for various leftovers.
My own favorite toppings are:
● Sliced or grated mozzarella
● Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
● Half green or black olives without stones
● Red pepper in thin slices
● Thin onion rings
● Finely chopped broccoli
● Boiled potatoes in thin slices
● Hard boiled eggs cut in half
● Parma ham in slices
● Frozen shrimp *
● Salmon in small pieces *
When the pizza is piping hot after it’s time in the oven, you can finish with fresh toppings like cucumber slices as well as basil leaves and / or other fresh herbs. The most commonly used are oregano, marjoram, thyme and rosemary.
*When buying seafood, think about the environment. Choose those that are MSC certified (small blue mark with a white fish). The MSC mark shows that the seafood or fish are caught sustainably. The mark cannot, therefore, be on seafood or fish farmed in the sea or a lake.
LET THE HERBS STAND TALL
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