Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mediterranean Sourdough Pizza

Several months back we tried a new pizza place in town. We loved the toppings they used on their Mediterranean pizza and went back for more over the next few months. The last time we visited I noted down the toppings so I could try it at home. My goal was not to create a copy cat recipe but to use the same toppings with my classic sourdough pizza recipe. My family loves the taste of sourdough pizza and I am always looking for new ways to top it.


A close up of the toppings. Chopping up the olives into small pieces instead of slices gives it a whole new flavor. Use fresh olives instead of the canned ones. Adding garlic to this mix enhances the flavor. This is our new favorite.


During the week I fed the sourdough and mixed the pizza dough. By the time the weekend rolled around the dough was ready after a long rise in the refrigerator. We got fresh groceries from Whole Foods and were ready to go. I followed my classic recipe except for the addition of toppings. The end result was delicious.

You will need
Pizza dough
Follow my classic pizza recipe
Pizza sauce

Toppings
A handful Black olives
1 large tomato sliced to 1 inch pieces
~15 leaves of spinach, chopped
2 pods garlic minced
Sliced mozzarella, crumbled goat cheese and crumbled feta cheese to taste

Follow instructions on my classic pizza recipe for the pizza dough.  Prepare the pizza sauce using my pizza sauce recipe.


When you are ready to make the pizza preheat the oven to 525 F. Get all the toppings ready.


Once you transfer the pizza to the heated pizza pan, add the pizza sauce as the base.



Add the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.


Place the pizza in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.


Take the pan out and add the remaining toppings. Put it back int he oven for 2 more minutes followed by two minuted under the broiler. The pizza is done.




Enjoy!















This is my entry for week one, day one of BM #79 for the theme Pizza my way. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#79.

7 comments:

  1. Looks awesome.. Perfectly baked Pizza.. Sourdough is a fantastic option..

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  2. I have never worked with sourdough...it must have tasted awesome

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  3. The one delicious topping on the pizza. I've not used feta cheese for topping.. next time I bake pizza at home, feta cheese will be included.

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  4. Never tried pizza with sourdough but am a great fan of sourdough breads. Let me try this when I make the starter. The toppings sound so good and delicious..

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  5. This pizza looks so tempting. Love the garlic topping. Have to try sourdough pizza now!

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  6. I am picky about Mediterranean food because I don't like briny foods like feta and olives but with those ommissions I will gladly dig into this pizza. I need to try your sourdough pizza recipe!

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  7. I have seen a lot of discussions on sour dough breads and somehow I am still hesitant to try it out. This pizza looks really good Varada,esp the topping..

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