Friday, May 15, 2020

Cilantro Pesto Vegetable Pizza | Coriander Pesto Pizza

Cilantro Pesto Vegetable Pizza, an easy, delicious & flavorful pizza that would be ready in minutes given that you have pizza dough in hand. Cilantro/ Coriander pesto sauce requires just handful of ingredients and the sauce will be ready in a jiffy. If you like cilantro flavor then you must give this sauce and pizza a try, i'm sure that you would be amazed by its flavor and taste.

Back in days, when we were in Houston, we love the pizza from  "MOD pizza", our favorite pizza outlet. It provides various option for base sauces, toppings & finish sauce. That's where i got introduced to the idea of using pesto and white sauce over pizza and ST love their finishing sauce especially siracha on top of the pizza. It adds nice kick to the pizza. If you're so used to spicy indian food and find pizza as bland, then you must add siracha or any hot sauce over the pizza and try. It's a totally game changer for all spicy lovers!!!

First for the dough, i have used my pizza dough recipe as base and made the dough with a little twist. Instead of using all purpose flour as whole, in today's recipe i have used half of whole wheat flour. Whenever i'm making thin crust pizza, i prefer to add equal amount of all purpose flour and wheat flour for dough. It gives such a crispy crust. But you can follow the same dough recipe without any change also, it also works fine,i have done that so many times.

Next for pesto sauce, since i'm not a big fan of pesto sauce made from basil and it's kind of over powering flavor to me, i prefer to make pesto from my favorite herb, cilantro/coriander leaves. It's absolutely lip smacking and good on anything like sandwich, pizza or pastaI would rather prefer pesto sauce over the regular tomato sauce on my pizza whether it's from pizza outlet or home made. 

Finally for the toppings, I would recommend vegetables like onion, tomato, capsicum/bellpepper, sweet corn, spinach, mushroom, pineapple. With just any one of the  toppings or combination of any veggies that i have listed above would taste good on this pizza. In addition to the above vegetables, we would like to add finely chopped ginger to this pizza for additional flavor and kick. I knew that the ginger is not the standard topping on the pizza, but when it comes to home cooking, there is no rule book !!! you can add whatever your heart and tummy desires, right??

Ok, now let's check out how to make this flavorful Cilantro/Coriander Pesto Pizza 
PS: Step by Step pictures and the final pictures are taken on different days, so there are some variations in the toppings.

Cilantro Pesto Vegetable Pizza

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Pizza | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Cilantro Pesto Pizza, Pesto Pizza, Coriander Pesto Pizza, Healthy Pizza, Vegetable Pizza,Pesto Vegetable Pizza Cilantro Pesto Vegetable Pizza, an easy, delicious & flavorful pizza that would be ready in minutes given that you have pizza dough in hand. Cilantro/ Coriander pesto sauce requires just handful of ingredients and the sauce will be ready in a jiffy.
Ingredients
Pizza dough - 1 
Coriander Pesto Sauce - 1/4 cup
Mix Vegetables - 1/2 cup(sliced)
Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup(grated)
Ginger - 1 tbsp(finely chopped)
Parmigiano-Reggiano - 1 tbsp



Procedure
Preheat the oven @ 425 F 
Keep the dough, sauce and vegetables ready.Roll the dough thinly and place it on the baking tray.Add the sauce and spread it evenly on the crust.Add the veggies one by one and last add the ginger.Finally add the cheeses and bake it the oven for 15 - 18 mins.Tasty Cilantro Pesto Pizza is ready. Add some siracha sauce on top. 
Notes:
  • Add more or less veggie as per your liking.
  • Cut all the veggies into thin slices for even cooking.
  • Just like veggie, you can add more or less sauce and cheese, it's really up to your choice.
  • Keep an eye on oven after 15 mins since every oven is little different. 


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