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Pizza Primavera

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Grilled vegetables are the main attraction of this pizza
Pizza Primavera
Passion for Pizza/Mats Widén

Pizza Primavera

"Grilled vegetables are the main attraction of this pizza. The range of colors and textures makes for a beautiful pizza, and with a sauce of only crushed cherry tomatoes, this is one of our healthiest and tastiest pizzas. Just what the doctor ordered!" - Craig Whitson and Tore Gjesteland, authors of Passion for Pizza: A Journey Through Thick and Thin to Find the Pizza Elite

2
Servings
719
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 8-inch pizza

Notes

Tip
You can use other vegetables instead of, or in addition to, the ones in the recipe. Some favorites are broccoli, onion, asparagus, and cauliflower.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Passion for Pizza by Craig Whitson and Tore Gjesteland, Agate Surrey, 2015.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 thin slices zucchini
  • 1-2 thin slices eggplant
  • ½ head baby romaine lettuce (or an equivalent amount of romaine heart leaves)
  • ¼ yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 9 Ounces pizza dough
  • 2 Pounds canned cherry tomatoes, drained
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • ¼ avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Pinches of Maldon salt (or other flaked salt)

Directions

Place a baking stone in the oven, and preheat to 500 degrees F or higher for 1 hour.

Grill the zucchini, eggplant, romaine, and bell pepper on a grill or in a grill pan until just soft.

Stretch the pizza dough to a diameter of 8 inches. (This will be a fairly thick pizza.)

Use your hands to lightly crush the cherry tomatoes. Spread them over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.

Place the basil leaves on the pizza, and then drizzle olive oil over the pizza.

Bake the pizza on the baking stone until the crust is golden.

Remove the pizza from the oven, and place it on a plate. Top the pizza with the grilled vegetables and the avocado slices.

Drizzle a little more olive oil over the pizza, add salt, and serve.

Pizza Shopping Tip

Pressed for time on a busy weeknight, but don't want to settle for frozen pizza? Start with ready-made pizza crusts. You'll still be able to add your own sauce and fresh ingredients for a homemade taste.

Pizza Cooking Tip

If you're attempting to make your own dough, make sure to keep your work surface lightly dusted with flour, or the dough may stick.

Pizza Wine Pairing

Grenache, gamay, nero d'avola, pinotage, rosé; pinot gris/grigio with seafood pizza; albariño with white pizza.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Protein
21g
41%
Carbs
111g
37%
Vitamin A
429µg
48%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46.2%
Vitamin C
120mg
100%
Vitamin E
7mg
34%
Vitamin K
123µg
100%
Calcium
208mg
21%
Fiber
24g
97%
Folate (food)
296µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
646µg
100%
Folic acid
205µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
38%
Magnesium
161mg
40%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
59%
Phosphorus
376mg
54%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
2475mg
71%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.6%
Sodium
1111mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
66.4%
Zinc
3mg
19%