Saturday in our house was homemade pizza day!
We had 3 great reasons:
We were finally home after two weekends of being out of town.
Football was on…all day long :)
Homemade pizza is one of the best things to make!
I mixed up my usual pizza dough recipe, but did two new topping ideas.
I found a few new ideas on Food & Wine and decided we needed to try something other than pepperoni.
The Mexican Pizza turned out great!
I made mine a little differently than the recipe says, but I loved the flavors! The tomato sauce was just a mixture of canned crushed tomatoes, garlic, ancho chile powder, and cumin. Then I topped the pizza with:
- pinto beans
- orange, yellow, and red peppers
- red onion
- black olives
- Monterey Jack cheese
- fresh cilantro
We also didn’t do the lettuce on top to serve because we had salads on the side.
Mexican flavors + pizza = a winner!
My other pizza tasted great, but I need to work on it a little bit.
I used this Hummus Pizza with Arugula and Feta as the inspiration, and of course, made some changes.
Apparently, arugula is not popular here – I can never find it.
So I just used what I had!
For the sauce, I mixed canned crushed tomatoes with salt, pepper, garlic, and smoked paprika (because we love it on hummus!).
Then I topped the pizza with Sabra hummus, red onion, peppers, black olives, a few diced tomatoes from our garden, and feta.
The flavors? Delicious!
But between the sauce, hummus, and diced tomatoes, there was a little too much liquid and the crust didn’t completely bake in the center.
We still ate it :)
What are your favorite non-traditional pizza toppings?
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