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National Avocado Day: Veggie and avocado pizza

We’re all for having pineapple on a pizza but how about trying avocado as a new topping?

Written by High Life North
Published 30.07.2022

INGREDIENTS

1 ball Best Pizza Dough

1/4 red bell pepper

1/4 yellow bell pepper

1/4 small red onion

8 to 10 leaves of fresh basil

⅓ cup Homemade Easy Pizza Sauce

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

4 ounce soft goat cheese

1/2 avocado

Kosher salt

Semolina flour or cornmeal, for dusting the pizza peel

 

METHOD

Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough recipe to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)

Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F or preheat your pizza oven

Make the pizza sauce: Make the Homemade Pizza Sauce.

Prepare the toppings: Thinly slice the peppers, the onion and the basil leaves. Remove the avocado pit.

Place the dough on the pizza peel: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.

Quickly assemble the pizza: Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce onto the dough. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Then add sliced peppers, onions, and dollops of goat cheese. Using a spoon, scoop out small dollops of the flesh onto the pizza. Sprinkle the top with kosher salt.

Bake the pizza: Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone in the oven using the pizza peel, and bake until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes (or 1 minute in a pizza oven). Allow to cool slightly, then garnish with basil and serve.

 

Recipe credit: a couple cooks

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