We all love pizza right? As a student I have to confess to having order pizza on far too many occasions, but ultimately it leaves you feeling bloated and is not good for your body. Therefore I'd like to share with you this healthy pizza recipe, to satisfy that cheesy topped crust desire of yours, but in a way that doesn't hurt your body; you can thank me later! Here's how it goes:
- 200g of chopped and drained tinned tomatoes
- a small number of sliced cherry tomatoes
- a courgette diced
- 1 teaspoon of dried yeast
- 25g mozzarella broken up
- 100g of white and wholewheat flour
- 125ml of warm but not boiling water
- 1 teaspoon of capers (no liquid)
- 5-10 olives sliced in half
- 1 clove of garlic diced into small bits
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of parsley, diced finely
Now that you have all you need, it's time to get cooking! Feel free to add chicken or turkey or other lean and healthy toppings of your choice!
- Firstly combine the two types of flour and yeast, then pour in the water and mix it all together until it is soft and doughy, you're currently making the pizza base. Once you have the dough you need to get your shape use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough and form it into a circular pizza shape.
- Now add the tinned tomatoes as your base and spread them around, ensuring to fill every inch of the dough base. Then add the mozarella for your cheese and again spread it out so that it covers the entire dough, you don't want any dry parts on your pizza! You're now ready to add your toppings so scatter the cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, courgettes or any other toppings you choose and add a thin drizzle of the extra virgin olive oil. You can now to add the pizza to the oven!
- Pre-heat your oven to 240 degrees Centigrade or 220 on a fan oven and once the oven is heated bake the pizza for 10 minutes.
- Once it is brown and crispy the pizza is ready so add the chopped parsley to garnish and all that's left to do is eat it. (without feeling guilty!) Enjoy!