During the week you’ve stuck to your tuna salad for lunch, and steamed veg and protein for dinner, so it’s only human for you to crave pizza by the time the weekend rolls around.
You could opt for the regular kind packed with processed meats, rich cheese and all the ingredients that will completely derail your hard work you’ve put in during the week, or you could opt for this healthy pizza that is just as delicious and will seriously satisfy all your cravings.
If you’ve never tried the nectarine and artichoke combo, prepare your taste buds to be amazed.
Yellow Nectarine, Artichoke and Rocket Pizza
Preparation time: 25 mins + proving time
Cooking time: 15 mins
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 2 cups pizza flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 280g jar whole artichoke hearts, drained
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
- 3 firm yellow nectarines, cut into thin wedges (approx. 180g each)
- shaved parmesan, to serve
- 20g baby rocket
- 1/3 cup balsamic glaze
1. Whisk water, yeast and sugar in a jug and set aside for 10 minutes or until mixture is frothy. Place flour and salt into a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and 1 tablespoon oil. Stir until well combined and a soft dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until a smooth dough forms. Place into an oiled bowl and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until well risen.
2. Meanwhile, place artichoke, remaining ¼ cup oil, parmesan, salt and white pepper into a small food processor and pulse until a thick paste forms.
3. Preheat oven to 240°C. Grease 2 large baking trays. Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll one piece of dough on a lightly floured surface until approximately 25cm round. Place a prepared tray. Repeat with remaining dough.
4. Spread artichoke paste onto pizzas. Top with nectarine wedges and bake for 10-15 minutes or until pizza is golden and crisp. Top with shaved parmesan and rocket. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
This recipe is courtesy of Australian Summer Stonefruit.