Antipasto pizza

Bringing colors and flavors to the table!


The dough

This dough is very easy to make and it is best if prepared 24 hours in advance. It actually helps a lot to have it ready before hand, so that the pizza can be put together easily some 20 minutes before it is to be served.

1- Mix then knead with your hands until the dough no longer sticks to your fingers: two cups of sifted flour, a standard pack of instant baker’s yeast, half a teaspoon of salt, one quarter cup of olive oil, a teaspoon of honey and about a cup of water at room temperature.
2- Place the dough in tightly sealed container, and refrigerate for 24 hours.
3- For this pizza, pre-cook the dough. Just extend the dough and bake in a medium oven placing some aluminum foil and beans on top so that it does not rise as it bakes.


The tomato sauce

Fast, easy and light, and a good sauce for pasta as well.

1- Place in a large pan: four garlic cloves crushed, three peeled tomatoes, one tablespoon of tomato paste, crushed mixed peppers, some fresh herbs of choice (oregano, rosemary, basil), one tablespoon of honey and a pinch of salt.
2- Sauté in olive oil until the sauce thickens (about 15 minutes) then set aside.

The garnish

Be creative and colorful!

You can mix all sorts of antipasto, for this one I have chosen some shredded Oaxaca cheese (you can use mozzarella), cooked Turkey bacon cut in small pieces, sliced artichoke hearts, sliced roasted peppers, a few large green olives also sliced, and baby arugula to be added just before serving.

Putting the pizza together

1- Once the dough is baked, spread first the cheese (here I used Oaxaca cheese), then the tomato sauce, and finally the antipasto items except for the baby arugula.
2- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden.
3- Take out of the oven and garnish with the baby arugula. Serve at once.


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