Oh myyyy pizza. Love it. Love everything about it. This week I’ve been feeling exhausted from work and needed some carb-filled food to pick me up haha. The only thing with pizza is that you have to make the dough and let it rise. If the dough was pre-made the process of making a pizza wouldn’t take that long, but since I didn’t pre-make it, the whole process took about an hour and a half. I had the time so I guess it didn’t matter.
I’ve never made this kind of pizza and I was pleasantly surprised. It turned out super delicious and I ate more than I’d care to admit.
- 1 1/2 c warm water
- 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 2 tsps granulated sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/4 c olive oil, plus more for drizzling and bowl
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 c all purpose (or whole wheat) flour, plus more for work surface
- 1 tbsp cornmeal
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 zucchini, cut in half long ways and sliced into half moons
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced into full circles
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, halved and sliced
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 -1/2 c Thai red sauce/Thai curry sauce, anything close to this will work
- spicy peanut sauce
- Pour the water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about five minutes. Whisk in sugar, spices, oil, and salt. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
- Lightly brush the inside of the bowl with olive oil. Place dough inside and drizzle a little olive oil on top. Cover with a plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour. (start with veggie prep at this time)
- Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times, forming into a round.
- Divide into two medium sized pizzas, three small pizzas or leave as one large pizza, rolling it out to your desired thickness.
- Get a sheet pan and cover the bottom with cornmeal and place pizza(s) on one or multiple sheet pans, in preparation for topping.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Heat up the olive oil in a medium sized pan, and add your zucchini and onion over medium heat for about five-seven minutes, just to soften them up.
- Have the rest of your veggies prepared and ready to top.
Making the Pizza
- Optional: brush the edges of your dough with olive oil.
- With your dough and toppings ready, you will cover the base with the Thai sauce you chose, about 3/4 in. from the edge cover it generously.
- Top it with the zucchini and onions, bell pepper, tomato, jalapeno, and garlic, place in the oven and cook for 11-13 minutes.
- Once removed from the oven, you will top with cilantro, peanut sauce, and sriracha if you like the extra spice. Cut it up and enjoy it hot!