Wholemeal Vegetable Pizza

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Wholemeal Vegetable Pizza

Servings 5

Ingredients

Pizza dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 packet dried instant yeast (7g)
  • 1 ¾ cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Tomato sauce

  • 1 litre passata sauce (bottle)
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • 1 corn cob
  • handful fresh basil

Instructions

Dough

  • Whisk water, sugar, oil and yeast in a small bowl. Allow yeast to proof for 5 minutes, It should start bubbling at the top.
  • Pulse flour, and salt in stand mixer until combined. Slowly add in the water mixture and pulse until a ball forms (should take around 1 minute).
  • Place the dough onto a floured work surface and knead dough a few times until it smoothly binds.
  • Place the kneaded dough ball into a bowl. Rub a thin layer of olive oil around the top of the dough and the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with either cling wrap or a tea towel.
  • Let the dough rest and rise for an hour at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.
  • After your dough has rested, portion out the dough into smaller balls and let it rest or jump straight into forming the pizza bases. The dough ball should make 5 small / medium pizza bases.

Tomato sauce

  • In a saucepan add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
  • Once garlic begins to golden, add the passata sauce with 1 tablespoon of salt. Let it simmer on a low heat for as long as possible (at-least 25 minutes).

Pizza topping and preparation

  • pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  • Heat up a fry pan and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Place sliced zucchini in the frypan and cook each side until golden brown. Remove from frypan and place on a plate.
  • Roll out with a rolling pin or stretch the individual pizza dough balls with your hands until it has stretched out into a pizza base. Ensure that the bases aren't too thin.
  • Place a small amount of tomato sauce (around 2 tablespoons) and then layer on your toppings. Zucchini, sliced capsicum, sliced mushroom, fresh basil, corn from the cob and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until the pizza is golden brown.
  • Sit back relax and enjoy your delicious homemade pizza.

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