Superhealthy pizza

Superhealthy pizza

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(34 ratings)

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 12 mins Plus rising

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

The quantities for this are generous, so if you have any leftovers, pop a wedge of cold pizza into your lunchbox the next day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
479
protein
19g
carbs
78g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
10g
sugar
9g
salt
1.43g

Ingredients

  • 100g each strong white and strong wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp or 7g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 125ml warm water

For the topping

  • 200g can chopped tomatoes, juice drained
  • handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large courgette, thinly sliced using a peeler
  • 25g mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • 1 tsp capers in brine, drained
  • 8 green olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve

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Method

  1. Mix the flours and yeast with a pinch of salt in a food processor fitted with a dough blade. Pour in the water and mix to a soft dough, then work for 1 min. Remove the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface to a round about 30cm across. Lift onto an oiled baking sheet.
  2. Spread the canned tomatoes over the dough to within 2cm of the edges. Arrange the cherry tomatoes and courgettes over the top, then scatter with the mozzarella. Mix the capers, olives and garlic, then scatter over the top. Drizzle evenly with the oil. Leave to rise for 20 mins. Heat oven to 240C/ fan 220C/gas 9 or the highest setting.
  3. Bake the pizza for 10-12 mins until crisp and golden around the edges. Scatter with the parsley to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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jbxtreme's picture
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Had genuinely good intentions to make this, but then ended up ordering a dominoes. This is why I'll always be fat.

The above rating is based on my large meat feast.

matthewcarlrose's picture

This is a great alternative to regular pizza and is healthier to boot! I have to admit to doubling up on the Mozzarella and adding Anchovies for that little extra - Adding about another 50 calories to each serving!

rheeda61's picture

As a student looking for a healthy alternative- this was awesome! However, I live in halls and the only oven is a "microwave/grill oven" - so the base was still a bit soft after 12 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions about getting more of the real "pizza base texture". Also- I didn't add any oil/salt to keep it on the healthier side :)

absadabs's picture

Usually using one of those pizza trays with holes in make it crispier, but don't think you would be able to use it in a microwave/grill oven.

suzymhall's picture
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Really easy dough method and tastes great. I don't have a dough blade (my food processor is older than me!) but this worked fine with the regular blade.

choccylab's picture

Love love love this recipe!! You can customise it exactly how you want it. I use passata with garlic to give extra oomph and then just open the fridge and chuck on whatever I have! Peppers are delicious on this, as are black olives. But you can let your imagination run wild. Happy experimenting everyone!

rebeccaord's picture
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Great combination of flavours! This is a lovely recipe and gives a healthy twist on an old comfort food. I tend to use more mozzarella than as guided but the less you use the healthier it is.

emwise2's picture
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Yum! Added salami which gave it a bit of extra flavour, but mine was also a bit soggy.

angryveggie's picture
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Quite disappointed. Base was very bread-like, not at all like a pizza base. There was so much courgette I could not fit it on the pizza! And not really enough tomato to cover the base. I felt it was a bit bland. So overall, not impressed!

shedley's picture

This recipe has become a staple in our house, although I do add garlic and basil to the tomato sauce. The dough has worked every time and we add a whole range of toppings. It's quick and easy and we'll never buy frozen again!

djwinkles's picture
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Great easy recipe, made tonight for supper with friends as part of main course but will use in future as an impromptu snack attack when friends are round for drinks as so quick and if you have anti pasti bits and bobs to hand, toppings choice is endless from storecupboard ingredients even if not so virtuous!

duderoo's picture

Dried yeast does not need proofing.

hannahsplatter's picture
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Added a bit of oil to the dough to make sure it wasn't too dry, then left it to rise for about 30 minutes before rolling. My topping was tomatoes, followed by garlic and dried herbs on the base, red onion, mushrooms and crumbled goat's cheese. Delicious!

absolutka's picture
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I followed the recipe to the letter with the capers and added more green olives. Tasted great.

jmeldrum's picture

Nice way of having a healthier pizza and good for using up the leftovers in the fridge!

natashakenworthy's picture

Interesting idea for a 'healthy' pizza. Although, Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and therefor the fatty acids would be destroyed in the long heating process. Coconut oil or lard would be a much more nourishing choice. Did you know these saturated fats are bursting with goodness and are actually HEART HEALTHY! Read this if you don't believe it: http://www.thenourishingroad.co.uk/2012/01/more-fat-yes-please.html

sookiepie's picture
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Makes a nice pizza base - without the added fat of the oil. It does taste like a very healthy pizza so I'd say this recipe is only for the dieters. But saying that very tasty and I would make again - maybe with a bit more cheese.

bored_girl's picture
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Made this last night. Came out really well. I am actually going to ask what I need to do to make a thinner crust? Perhaps halve the yeast?
Will def make again. Just had the last slice as lunch :)

njneuteboom's picture

Oooh my. This turned out awfully. I must be awful with dough. I doubled the quantities for this recipe and the crust turned out far too crumbly and dry. It didn't leaven one bit, and with all the ingedients on top the thin crust simply didn't hold. My kitchen was a disaster zone.

The topping was delicious though.

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