This is a delicious dinner with some real gourmet appeal – but of course I wouldn’t be sharing it if it weren’t easy!
First: my secret weapon. The base is spread with pesto instead of tomato paste. It gives the pizza a really special and delicious flavour. You could make your own pesto if you’re keen, but who has time for that? Not to mention the cost of basil and pine nuts. I use Barilla Pesto alla Genovese, which has a really delicious flavour! But any creamy pesto will do.
Red and green capsicum (U.S. – bell pepper)
Cheddar or mozzarella, grated
Italian flat-leaf parsley to serve
1. Spread pizza base with pesto. Add toppings, finishing with a sprinkling of grated cheese.
2. Bake at 200°C (392°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
3. Sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf parsley to serve.
* Haloumi is a Greek cheese, served fried or grilled (or in this case, baked). If you haven’t tried it, you haven’t lived. That is no exaggeration.
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