Rocket Pesto Pizza

Rocket Pesto Pizza

Pesto, pinenuts, mushrooms and rocket – this posh rocket pesto pizza has got it all!

Make your own delicious DIY pizza! All you need is a food processor, a mixing bowl, a whisk, and a baking sheet!

Total Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 1

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Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 1)

  • For the pesto
  • 2 2 cups loosely packed rocket
  • 2 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • big inch o' sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.75 0.75 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 1 tsp dired oregano
  • 4 4 Tbsp pine nuts
  • For the base
  • 2.5 2.5 cups plain white flour
  • 1 1 seven gram packet of fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 1 tsp salt
  • 2 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1 cup tepid water
  • 3 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1 Tbsp polenta / cornmeal
  • Toppings
  • 1.5 1.5 cups sliced chestnut mushrooms / cremini mushrooms

Method

Method

For the pesto:

  1. Combine everything in a food processor apart from the pine nuts, and pulse until the rocket is finely chopped.
  2. Stir in the pine nuts.

For the base:

  1. Whisk together your flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and add the water and oil, stir well and knead lightly in the bowl for about 4 minutes, leave to rest for a couple of minutes.
  3. Grease your cookie sheet/ baking sheet and sprinkle the polenta over it.
  4. Stretch the pizza dough out with your hands until you have a big rectangle about an inch smaller than your cookie sheet on all sides.
  5. Spread the rocket pesto mix over the base and pop your oven on to 200c/400f to preheat.
  6. Saute the mushrooms in a little oil until cooked and scatter over the pizza base.
  7. Once the oven is nice and hot chuck your pizza in and bake for about 20 -30 minutes, until golden around the edges.

Fancy another slice of pizza-goodness? Check out our Ultimate Vegan Pizza Recipe Guide!

Written by

Alexander Willow-Harvey

Alexander lives by the sea in England, and is the son of both a baker and a chef. Growing up, many of his happy memories were food related, but he never really explored cooking by himself until he became vegan. He wants to show people how to eat tasty, healthy and nutritious food, and how to make vegetables incredibly tasty!

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