“Easy Tomato Pizzas” are a delicious treat, perfect for anyone looking for a flavor explosion. Although this recipe contains pork, it is important to note that it is strictly intended for non-Muslims. These pizzas feature a vibrant mix of colors and are incredibly low in fat, so you can enjoy them guilt-free. Get ready to savor every delicious bite while enjoying the incredible flavor combinations with a healthier twist.
- 450g strong white bread flour, plus more for dusting
- 7 g bag of rapid yeast
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra for serving
- 350 ml warm water
- Mix about 5 tablespoons of roasted tomato sauce (see tip below) or 100 ml of passata and a crushed garlic clove
- 8 tomatoes (green, orange, red, yellow – all different shapes and sizes)
- Topping of your choice: goat cheese (with rind), grated Parmesan or Parmesan shavings, a handful of rocket, prosciutto
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Add 1 kg of halved, ripe tomatoes
Spread on 1 large or 2 smaller baking sheets.
Slice 3 cloves of garlic and distribute.
Add a few sprigs of thyme if desired.
Season well and drizzle well with 5 tbsp
Add olive oil and spread with a pinch of shaker
Sugar. Roast at 200°C/180°C fan/gas for 6 minutes
1 hour until the tomatoes have wilted
slightly golden on top. Take some out
Chop up large sprigs of herbs and then place them in a food processor
and stir until a smooth mixture forms. Refrigerate until chilled
Freeze for 2 weeks or up to 3 months.
- Place flour, yeast and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl and mix.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
- In a jug, mix oil and water and then pour it into the well with the flour mixture.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the liquid with the flour until a moist dough forms.
- Set the bowl aside to rest for 15 minutes.
- Place the dough on a well-floured work surface and flour your hands.
- Gently knead the dough until it is smooth, soft and springy, about 2 minutes.
- Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with oiled cling film.
- Let the dough rise in a warm place or in the refrigerator overnight until it has doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9 or as hot as you can get.
- To heat, place a baking sheet on a high shelf in the oven.
- Dust another sheet with flour.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.
- Take 3 of the dough balls and roll them thinly into rough circles.
- Place the rolled out dough on the floured tray.
- Spread a thin layer of sauce on the dough circles.
- Add a few tomato slices and season with salt and pepper.
- Top with sliced goat cheese or grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Slide the tray with the prepared pizzas onto the heated baking sheet in the oven.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the pizzas are golden brown and crispy and the tomatoes begin to caramelize.
- Remove from the oven and top with additional fresh toppings.
- Drizzle with more olive oil before serving.
Equipment and tools
To prepare Easy Tomato Pizzas you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Large mixing bowl
- baking sheets
- measuring spoon
- measuring cup
- rolling pin
- Food processor (optional)
Plain tomato pizzas may contain the following allergens:
- Wheat (from strong white bread flour)
- Milk (from goat cheese or parmesan)
Please note that the coverings you choose may contain additional allergens. Always check ingredients and labels for possible allergens.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Easy Tomato Pizzas, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the pizzas in the preheated oven at 180°C for a few minutes until heated through.
If you have leftover roasted tomato sauce, you can refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks or freeze it for up to 3 months. Use it as a base for other dishes or as a sauce for pasta or sandwiches.
Health Benefits of Easy Tomato Pizzas
Easy tomato pizzas not only taste delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. From the crust to the toppings, every ingredient contributes to a nutritious and satisfying meal. Let’s explore the health benefits of these delicious pizzas and the key ingredients used in their preparation.
1. Strong white bread flour
The main ingredient of the pizza base is 450 g of strong white bread flour. This type of flour is rich in gluten, a protein that gives dough strength. Gluten helps the dough rise, resulting in a light and chewy crust. In addition, white bread flour is enriched with essential nutrients such as iron and B vitamins, which have a positive effect on energy production and the proper functioning of the nervous system.
2. Extra virgin olive oil
The recipe includes two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil is a heart-healthy fat that is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are associated with reducing the risk of heart disease and inflammation. Olive oil is also a good source of antioxidants, which protect the body from oxidative stress and promote overall health.
The main ingredient in tomato pizza is, of course, tomatoes. Tomatoes are highly nutritious and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and helps with collagen production. Tomatoes also contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which has been linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Additionally, tomatoes are rich in potassium, folic acid and vitamin K, which are essential for maintaining good health.
4. Goat cheese and parmesan
As a topping you can choose between goat cheese with rind, grated Parmesan or Parmesan shavings. These cheeses not only give the pizza a creamy and tasty touch, but also provide important nutrients. Goat cheese is a good source of protein, calcium and vitamin D. It is also easier to digest compared to cow’s milk cheese. Parmesan cheese, on the other hand, is rich in calcium, phosphorus and selenium, which are essential for bone health and immune function.
5. Arugula and prosciutto
Another optional topping for the simple tomato pizzas is a handful of arugula leaves and prosciutto. Arugula, also known as arugula, is a leafy green that adds a peppery and fresh flavor to pizza. It is a low-calorie vegetable rich in vitamins A, C and K. Prosciutto, a dry-cured Italian ham, is a good source of protein and iron. However, due to the higher sodium content, it is important to consume sausage products in moderation.
With the combination of these healthy ingredients, easy tomato pizzas provide a balanced meal that satisfies your taste buds while providing essential nutrients. So why not enjoy this tasty and nutritious dish today?