For the pizza dough
- strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
- ½ tsp easy or fast-action dried yeast
Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…
For the topping
- 3 Little Gem lettuces, cut in half
- 6 spring onions
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 200g Tenderstem broccoli
- oil, for brushing
- 30g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…
For the dressing
- 75ml buttermilk (if you can’t find any, squeeze a little lemon juice into milk and leave for 5 mins to sour)
There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…
- 2 tbsp thick Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ garlic clove, crushed
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
To make the pizza dough, combine the flour, yeast and a big pinch of salt in a large bowl. Pour in 120ml warm water and knead together with well-floured hands to form a smooth dough. Put the dough back in its bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave somewhere warm to double in size. Can be made the night before and kept chilled overnight.
For the buttermilk dressing, whisk together all the ingredients, adding lemon juice and some seasoning to taste. The dressing can be made the day before.
Get your barbecue searingly hot. Brush the broccoli, spring onions and the cut side of the lettuce with a little oil, then put all the vegetables on the barbecue and cook until charred – broccoli will take the longest, between 8-10 mins. Have a plate ready so you can remove them when they’re cooked.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the pizza dough into a circle, about 30cm in diameter. Flour a large piece of foil, put the dough on top and carefully place on the barbecue. Put the lid on the barbecue and cook the dough, with the lid on throughout, for 6-8 mins, flipping halfway, or until cooked through – it may take slightly longer if your barbecue has lost some heat. Pile the charred veg on top of the dough, drizzle over some of the dressing (leaving some to dip the crusts), then scatter over the toasted walnuts and lemon zest to serve.