Monday, August 15, 2016

Garden Pizza

We have a bounty of vegetables from our garden right now, great onions, tomatoes and lots of zucchini. We were hungry for a pizza so why not just use some of these awesome vegetables and create a pizza. The caramelized onions with seasoned zucchini and tomatoes make this a very flavorful pizza that we just love and will be making over and over. Take a look at that really used and well seasoned pizza stone, we have made lots of pizza on that stone.

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Starting With Great Garden Vegetables

Onions

Miz Helen's Garden at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Zucchini

Miz Helen's Garden at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Sweetie Tomatoes

Miz Helen's Garden at Miz Helen's Country CottageS

Starting The Recipe With Caramelized Onions

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Lets Put It Together

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Garden Pizza
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
Pizza Dough
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon olive oil
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
Topping
4 medium zucchini, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
3 cups mini cherry tomatoes, whole
2 cups Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh basil
5 cups Italian Mix Cheese, Shredded
Directions
For Pizza Crust
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
Add salt, olive oil and flour.
Mix with dough hook in mixer 3 minutes. Place in greased bowl turning grease top and cover. Let rise 1 hour. Punch down.
Brush pan with oil cover with cornmeal. Press dough down on the Pizza Stone or Pizza Pan.
Topping
Slice the zucchini and lay them out on a paper towel. Sprinkle a little salt on top that will help draw the moisture out of the zucchini. Let them set for 20 minutes, then take a paper towel and dry them. Put them into a large bowl and over with the olive oil and a little more salt.
In a hot skillet heat the butter and begin to cook the onions and garlic on a medium low heat. Let the onions cook until they caramelize, be sure and stir them so they won't burn.
On top of the crust begin with a layer of cheese, then zucchini and more cheese.
Next layer tomatoes, olives and caramelized onions topping with cheese and fresh basil.
Bake 450 for 12 to 20 minutes
Makes 1 14 inch pizza

Let It Cool For 5 Minutes Before Serving

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Garden Pizza at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pizza is always better when shared with a friend and I sure am glad it was you! Thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy this pizza with us today and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

7 comments:

  1. Can we call this healthy? Looks good enough to eat!

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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  2. Yes please! What a great way to use your fresh veggies!

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  3. I want to reach into my iPad and grab a slice! Yum!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Michelle

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  4. You're very lucky Miz Helen! You have such a great garden. I think it's super to have a pizza full of garden's veggies.
    This pizza, btw, is perfect for me

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  5. Such a lovely pizza full of garden veggies. My garden did not do well this year. We love pizza in this house. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI. Since you share food recipes, I thought you might be interested in a new recipe generator for people on Blogger. I just wrote a post about it. I used your pizza recipe to show you how it would look on my test blog. Garden Pizza Check out my blog post to know more.Recipes Generator

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  6. Love how you used so much of your garden harvest on pizza! So fresh and flavorful. :)

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  7. What a lovely way to feature your garden harvest, Miz Helen! Your Garden Pizza looks so fresh and tasty. Love the photo of your cute little helper as well. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Have featured this post on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page!

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