Children may not like their vegetables, but they love their pizzas, and it’s amazing what they can eat if they created it themselves!
You can get inventive with many different colours and vegetables. Get the older children suggesting toppings to match each colour.
Some ideas for each colour:
Purple – Spanish onion, eggplant
Green – Broccoli, green capsicum, zucchini
Red – Tomatoes, red capsicum
Yellow– Corn, yellow capsicum, yellow squash
Makes 2 (each pizza can serve 12)
Tip: If you don’t have time to make your own dough, simply buy a ready-made one from the supermarket, or your pizza base of choice.
¾ cup lukewarm water
1 tsp dried yeast
1 ½ tsp honey
2 tsp olive oil
2 cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil, extra
3/4 cup tomato puree or pizza sauce
2 cup (200g) grated tasty cheese
1 small red onion, diced
1 head broccoli, roughly chopped
125g can corn kernals, drained
200g punnet cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/ In a small bowl, whisk together water, yeast and honey, sit 5 minutes or until it begins to foam. Stir in oil.
2/ Place the yeast mixture into a stand–up mixer, with dough hook. Gradually add flour and salt, knead for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. (Or get the children kneading!)
3/ Form the dough into 2 balls, place into greased bowls, cover lightly with plastic and let sit for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.
4/ Preheat the oven to 250C. Grease and line trays/pizza trays. Roll dough to approx. 20cm. Brush with extra oil. Top with cheese.
5/ Arrange with alternating colours of vegetables, let the children get creative with the pizzas. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is crisp and top golden.
6/ Cut into slices and serve.