Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

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A classic pizza, named after the Italian Queen Margherita. On a visit to Naples, Queen Margherita requested for a local specialty. She was served a pizza in the colours of the Italian Flag - red tomatoes, green basil and white mozzarella. The Queen was delighted and the dish was christened after her. If you cannot find fresh basil, substitute it with 1/2 teaspoon dried basil.

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Pizza Margherita recipe - How to make Pizza Margherita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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1 basic pizza base
1 recipe pizza sauce
10 to 12 fresh basil leaves , roughly chopped
1 cup mozzarella cheese , grated
2 tbsp olive oil
butter or for greasing
    Main procedure
  1. Place one pizza base on a greased baking tray.
  2. Spread half the pizza sauce on the pizza base.
  3. Sprinkle with half the basil leaves and cheese on top of the pizza.
  4. Drizzle with half of the olive oil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes or until the base is evenly browned.
  5. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make another pizza.
  6. Serve hot.

  3. Cook the pizza in a non-stick pan instead of baking it in the oven. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a very slow flame for 10 to 12 minutes or til
  4. You can follow this method of cooking for any regular crust pizza.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy424 cal
Protein15.5 g
Carbohydrates30.1 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat26.9 g
Cholesterol23 mg
Vitamin A212.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.9 mg
Vitamin C3.4 mg
Folic Acid3.7 mcg
Calcium261.2 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium650 mg
Potassium67.9 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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