How to make a vegetarian pizza with the best natural ingredients
The Pizza it is, almost without any doubt, one of the most internationally recognized dishes. In fact, today it is very easy to find restaurants that offer it in their menu or letter, especially if it is an Italian restaurant. And there is no doubt that Italy It is precisely the place where this popular dish was born as we know it today.
Specifically we must travel to Naples, the only one recognized by the European Union with the designation of origin Traditional Specialty Guaranteed, as it seems that in this Italian city is where the current recipe was born, made since the mid-eighteenth century, when Vincenzo Corrado wrote a valuable treatise on the eating habits of this city, and discovered that citizens had the habit of garnishing pizza .
In Naples the main peculiarity of this pizza is found in its base, since it is prepared with tender and elastic bread dough, which is stretched by hand in the form of a disc and without touching the edges, acquiring during cooking a much more Rustic, with finer edges and a smaller thickness in its center.
Although on a previous occasion we explained to you how to make pizza dough, the truth is that its preparation is really very simple. However, everything has to be said, it is quite probable that at first it seems a little complicated, but there is nothing that the practice does not fix.
If you are a vegetarian, or simply do not want to consume animal foods, do you dare to prepare your own vegetarian pizza? It is really easy. We explain everything to you.
Recipe to make a delicious vegetarian pizza
Ingredients for the dough:
- 400 gr. Of flour
- 1 envelope of yeast (powder)
- 250 ml. of warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for the interior of the pizza:
- 220 gr. of mushrooms in slices
- 400 gr. of fresh peeled and drained tomatoes + 2 ripe tomatoes cut into slices
- 1 can of black olives
- 200 gr. of arugula
- Fresh basil leaves (to taste)
- 80 gr. of mozzarella (in dice)
- 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Preparation of vegetarian pizza:
First let's proceed to make the pizza dough. To do this, sift the flour, make a hole in the center and pour out the yeast and salt. Heat the water a little and reserve until it becomes lukewarm. Then pour and stir until you form a soft dough, working the dough until firm. Cover the dough and let it rest at room temperature for a while, until you notice that it has doubled its volume.
Wash the tomatoes, peel them and drain them well. Then pass them by the kitchen robot, removing the liquid (you can reserve it to prepare a delicious bread with tomato and oil at another time) and reserving the meat.
Wash the arugula and cut it. Put a little oil in a pan and cook the mushrooms a little. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 240 ° C.
Now, on the plate of the oven previously greased with oil to avoid sticking, spread the dough with the help of a rolling pin and cover with the tomato puree, avoiding reaching the edges.
Now place the mushrooms on top. Wash the other two ripe tomatoes and cut them into slices, arranging them together with the mushrooms all over the pizza. Now distribute the mozzarella cheese, the basil and the arugula. Do the same with black olives.
To finish, sprinkle with a little olive oil, put the pizza in the center of the oven and let it bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown. List!.
The really good thing about this delicious pizza is that it allows you to add many more natural ingredients. For example, the onion, the red pepper and the green pepper are ideal ... you can even substitute the type of cheese. ThemesVegan Vegan Recipes