Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza


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A thin crust pizza topped with pesto and a colourful combination of fresh vegetables, cheese and then baked to perfection.

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A thin crust pizza topped with pesto and a colourful combination of fresh vegetables, cheese and then baked to perfection. . .

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Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza recipe - How to make Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking time:  20 to 25 minutes.   Baking temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Total Time:     Makes 2 pizzas
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Ingredients

For The Pesto
2 cups fresh basil
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup walnuts (akhrot)
2 garlic (lehsun) cloves
salt to taste

For The Roasted Vegetable Topping
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 cup thinly sliced green capsicum
1/2 cup thinly sliced red capsicum
1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow capsicum
1/2 cup sliced zucchini
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

Other Ingredients
2 readymade thin crust pizza base
10 tbsp grated processed cheese
Method
For the pesto

    For the pesto
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 2 tbsp of water and blend in a blender and into a smooth paste.
  2. Divide the pesto into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

For the roasted vegetable topping

    For the roasted vegetable topping
  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the green, yellow and red capsicum, zucchini and salt, mix well and sauté on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the dry red chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Divide the topping into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place one pizza base on a dry, flat surface.
  2. Spread 1 portion of the pesto sauce evenly over it.
  3. Top with 1 portion of the prepared roasted vegetable topping evenly over it.
  4. Sprinkle 5 tbsp of grated cheese over it and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 to 20 minutes or till the base is evenly browned.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make one more pizza.
  6. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Butter Bean and Vegetable Soup 
Olive Cream Cheese Dip 
Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette 
Peach Lettuce Salad, Peach Lettuce Pizza Strips Salad 

Nutrient values per pizza
Energy782 cal
Protein18.3 g
Carbohydrates40 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat61.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A653.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C48.4 mg
Folic Acid10.5 mcg
Calcium392.5 mg
Iron2.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium7.7 mg
Potassium159.1 mg
Zinc0.7 mg

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Reviews

Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza
5
 on 08 Dec 17 09:44 AM


You have shown number of recipes for Pizza, which you says should be made in oven, that to pre heated, can this pizzas be cooked on pan? will pan needs to heat before putting pizza base on it?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Yes this pizza can be cooked in a broad non-stick pan, heat the pan with ghee, place the pizza on it and cover and cook on a slow flame till the cheese melts....
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08 Dec 17 12:22 PM
Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza
5
 on 07 Sep 17 05:45 PM


is there any other way to make it if we don''t have an oven like tawa or microwave?
Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza
5
 on 18 Jan 16 11:01 AM


Pizza with a pesto is a unique combination. I followed it exact and it turned out amazing!
Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza
5
 on 09 Oct 15 11:11 AM


This came out very well. Just keep following the recipe as it is. Super yum!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Kushi, great to hear from you. Please keep trying and review Tarla Dalal recipes which will help users.
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09 Oct 15 03:51 PM
Pizza Gardenia
5
 on 07 May 13 05:28 PM


A pizza with pesto sauce, grilled vegetables like bell peppers and zucchini along with cheese and then baked...it was really very good...