A vegetarian feast: pizza with chargrilled vegetables

A vegetarian feast: pizza with chargrilled vegetables

By 01/10/2013

To me nothing could be more comforting than enjoying a home made pizza. Since I started baking my own a few years ago I have rarely gone out to a pizzeria.

I find it expensive, too salty and I am often still hungry after eating it. Making it at home costs much less and it is often more satisfying. If you get into the habit of making it, it won't seem too much of an effort and you will get quicker and quicker.

My favourite pizza has chargrilled vegetables as a topping.

Put the sliced vegetables on a griddle pan for a few minutes and they will get that smoky, barbecue flavour which is so tasty; aubergines, peppers and courgettes are ideal as pizza topping.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes

Instructions

Make the pizza dough following the recipe here.

Wash and slice the vegetables finely (approx 3 mm thick)

sliced vegetables

Heat a griddle pan and when it is very hot lay the vegetable slices over it. Cook them on both sides for about 2 min each side. They should get that "grilled, barbecue look".

chargrilled vegetables

Put the cooked vegetables in a bowl and dress them with 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt. Stir well.

dressing the vegetables

Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza base, then the chopped mozzarella; sprinkle some oregano (or you can just put basil leafs instead) and then add the vegetables. Cook for about 20 minutesΒ  at 200C until the base is crunchy and well cooked. I usually cook the pizza in the lower rack of the oven to avoid burning the mozzarella as it cooks quicker than the dough.

Grilled vegetables pizza

A good glass of cold beer goes perfectly with pizza! Buon appetito!

Grilled vegetables pizza

As I have added oregano and basil to the pizza, I am entering this into Cooking with Herbs with Karen of Lavender and Lovage.

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11 Responses to A vegetarian feast: pizza with chargrilled vegetables

  1. gloria

    I love this Alida look delicious !

  2. Karen

    This pizza is JUST fabulous Rita and I also love your new look blog too! I adore aubergines in pizza and one of my favourites is at a local bistro where they make an aubergine and goat’s cheese pizza! Karen

    • Alida

      Thanks so much Karen. I love the combo aubergine and goat cheese too. They go together ever so well!

  3. Alida

    Thanks Mich!

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Sono anch’io per la pizza fatta in casa! Buonissima la tua pizza vegetariana, leggera, genuina e molto invitante, brava! Un bacio!

  5. Louise

    I can’t believe I missed this recipe, Alida. That’s some Pizza!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    • Alida

      You are very sweet. Thanks Louise!

  6. Elaine Livingstone

    I like home made pizza, I can make it allergy free. I like the idea of large pieces of vegetable, I usually cut mine up to bite size, will need to try this.

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