A Healthy Vegetarian Pizza in 30 Minutes
St. Patrick’s Day is possibly the most commonly celebrated saint’s day in existence and what better way to honour it than going green? No I don’t mean wearing green costumes or decorating your warm cosy urban home, by going green I mean your diet. Yes, the theme for this celebratory meal is a deliciously healthy St Patrick’s Day Pizza made out of fresh vegetables such as arugula, pesto, broccoli and green pepper. If you not eating out at a hotels in meath, this would be the ideal gourmet dish 😉
The colour originally associated with Saint Patrick was blue, a welcomed relief since a blue St Patricks Day pizza would be something that wouldn’t go down too well with the eyes or the stomach. A green pizza is something that is surprising not as unconventional as you may think, it is something that is appreciated by vegetarians across the globe and can be enjoyed by almost anyone.
Our ***Saint Patricks Day Pizza consists of a variety of appetizing ingredients which complement each other to forming a not only refreshing but succulent dining experience. It will take roughly 30 minutes to make this pizza; all you need is the following ingredients. You can add your own preferred toppings but make sure you keep them green to stay true to the theme and good spirit.
- 1 pound prepared or homemade pizza dough (Whole – Wheat)
- 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup water
- Olives (Optional)
- 5 ounces arugula (Remove any unwanted stems)
- Pinch of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Olive Oil
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
A cheesy doesn’t really need much help when it comes to flavour, so we will avoid using a mix of cheeses in order to make sure that the colour and rest of the ingredients standout amongst the pungent tastes of cheese.
- Start by stirring the garlic in olive oil while positioning the oven-rack in the lowest possible position; then preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Create a nicely flowered surface to roll out the dough on; the dough needs to be nice and fresh.
- Move the dough to a baking sheet the size of a large pizza, which is normally 40 cm in diameter; then bake for 6 -10 minutes until it’s slightly crisp at the bottom.
- Cook the broccoli in water using a large skillet on medium heat, remove broccoli out of the skillet only when it is cooked to perfection. This should take about 3 minutes in total, stir in Arugula then season with salt, black pepper or ground pepper.
- You can now distribute the Pesto generously over the crust of the Pizza, then sprinkle the rest of top with the broccoli mixture and with cheese.
- Lastly bake until the cheese melts and add the garlic and olive oil after the Pizza has been cooked until it’s crispy and fragrant. Make sure to not leave it in the oven for too long as vegetable do not take that long to bake.
There you have it, a lovely St Patricks Day themed pizza to enjoy over the holidays in less than 30 minutes. If you are an avid meat lover then consider the famous words of anonymous “I don’t eat plants because I like them, I eat them because I hate them”
St Patrick’s Day has long been a celebrated as a highly cherished holiday. Over years we’ve ordained this day with sumptuous feasts and loving family gatherings. I have been secretly perfecting my pizza making skills from this long awaited family gathering by merging the age-old family traditions of home-style pizza baking, passed down from generation to generation, and a more modern twist with adventurous toppings.
In my efforts, creating a pizza perfect for tantalizing the taste buds, and exuding that festive St Patrick’s Day cheer.
This mind blowing, awe inspiring pizza dish is simple and easy to make ensuring you have ample time to meticulously set up your St Patrick’s Day decorations without having to worry about what you will be serving your guests. Check out some cool meath accommodation hotspots.