Mediterranean pizza recipe

By Lucy Williams

  1. Serves 2
  2. Ready in 25 minutes
  3. Rating

This home-made pizza will be ready in the time it would take to pick up a takeaway. Try other ingredients, such as pepperoni, onion, fresh chilli and mushrooms.

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Mediterranean pizza

Ingredients

  1. 145g sachet pizza base mix
  2. Olive oil
  3. 4 tbsp fresh red pesto
  4. 125ml ball mozzarella, sliced
  5. A handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  6. A few marinated olives, pitted
  7. 5 marinated anchovy fillets
  8. 5 slices Parma ham
  9. A few basil leaves
  10. Green salad, to serve

Method

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Start by making up the pizza base mix according to the pack instructions. Roll and stretch the dough, roughly shaping into a 25cm circle and turn up the edges. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and leave to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Spread red pesto over the base and top with a mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and olives. Season and drape over anchovy fillets and Parma ham.
  3. 3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the base is crisp and the cheese is melted.
  4. 4. Slide onto a serving plate or board and scatter with a few basil leaves. Serve, cut into slices, with a green salad, if you like.

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