Feta and Pine nut Pizza

02 Mar 2015
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EVERYONE likes pizza, right?! I honestly don't think I've heard a single person say 'I hate pizza'. There is good reason for this, it's because you can literally put anything you like on a pizza. Anything. Even peanut butter if you want to. Yup, it's good. Have you had a dessert pizza before? Banana on a pizza? These guys do it and it's the most amazing thing, ever.

I've been trying my hand at some more vegetarian themed meals lately and it seems that pizza is probably one of the easiest vegetarian meals you can make. Also, if you haven't tried roasted pine nuts before - this will blow your mind. Feta on pizza is divine as it melts just enough to turn into an oozey, creamy cheese. I used Jamie Oliver's pizza base recipe (which I've used a few times) and it the crust always golden's just enough to my liking. I also decided to experiment with some cream cheese, which turned out to be a beautiful sweet addition on each piece of pizza.

Another vegetable you could try adding (but I didn't have time for) is pumpkin. Dice it up into bite sized pieces and roast for about 30 minutes in some olive oil, rosemary and garlic. Add that to the pizza with the feta and pine nuts and I think you may have unlocked the best vegetarian pizza ever. I recommend keeping this recipe in your repertoire for when your vegetarian friends next come over for dinner. I know I will be!

ps. I used Jamie Oliver's recipe for pizza dough to make the base.

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Feta and Pine nut Pizza

Ingredients

1 cup of mozzarella cheese
2 tsp of olive oil
1/4 cup of pine nuts
A handful of rocket
2 tomatoes, diced
1 red capsicum, diced
200g feta, diced or broken up
3 tbsp of tomato paste
A few blobs/tsp of cream cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 220 degrees.

In a small frying pan, lightly roast the pine nuts until golden.

Use the back of a tablespoon to spread the tomato paste on the pizza base to cover it entirely. Use ase little or as much as you want.

Sprinkle over mozzarella, tomatoes, capsicum, feta, pine nuts and rocket. Add a few blobs of cream cheese here and there, covering evenly.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until base is cooked through and starts to crisp.

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