Rustic style meal recipes are in great demand, and rustic style pizzas are favorites for delicious products which combine healthier, better quality ingredients to bring back the natural flavor of foods, pizzas included, without the heaviness and prompter fullness achieved thanks to meat toppings. Rustic pizzas with whole wheat crust are definitely healthy owing to the whole wheat flour and vegetables used, and healthwise they are great solutions for a lunch or dinner, or for a tasty snack. Furthermore, vegetarian pizzas are in conformity with a lot of diets, and they comply with a number of diet friendly rules which tend to bypass meat as a less healthy ingredient.
Rustic vegetarian pizzas are easy to prepare, typically with a thin, golden crust, minimally or lavishly topped with vegetarian ingredients, with more or less cheese, according to taste.
Numerous vegetables can be combined on a rustic pizza with a whole wheat crust. Mandatory pizza toppings components such as olives, especially kalamata olives, and different kinds of cheese complement the ensemble on top of healthy whole wheat pizza crusts. Vegetables such as locally grown onions, broccoli, cauliflower, boiled potatoes, etc. are welcome on top of a rustic whole wheat vegetarian pizza. Goat cheese can add the final touch to deliciousness.
Fans of zucchini, as well as buffs of loads of garlic can include their favorite ingredients for their variety of rustic vegetarian pizza, and tomatoes are another staple in pizza toppings that appropriately complement vegetarian combinations. When fresh tomatoes are in short supply, sun dried tomatoes are a good substitute.
Besides the other advantages of rustic vegetarian pizza with whole wheat crust, there is the indubitable advantage of being able to use random amounts and combinations of vegetables, according to the products currently available at home, or according to the season and the availability of vegetables on the local market. Of course, the rustic vegetarian pizza taste will vary according to the combinations, which is yet another benefit that attracts pizza lovers always ready to welcome variety in pizza taste.
Pizza sauce can also contribute to the overall deliciousness of rustic vegetarian pizzas. Light and tomatoey sauce is a good basis for a mixture of vegetables topping the pizza crust. Fresh vegetables blend attractively with the sauce, and when fresh vegetables are not widely available, frozen ones can substitute them for a vegetarian delicacy.
PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 – 12 minutes
- Whole wheat pizza crust
- Kalamata olives, shredded
- Onions, shredded or cut in rings
- Boiled potatoes
- Any other vegetables available
- Goat cheese
- Olive oil for sprinkling the pizza crust
- Put the whole wheat pizza crust in a pizza pan.
- Drizzle the crust with olive oil.
- Arrange a preferred amount of olives and vegetables on the crust.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the crust becomes crisp and the vegetables become slightly brown. Using a proper Californo oven will improve the result of the crust.
- Leave the pizza to cool, slice up and serve.