The best that the Mediterranean has to offer on a single pizza.
Just look at the pizza and make pizza the way the Greek’s do it…casual, colorful, splashy and full of fun and flavor! Enjoy making this Mediterranean Pizza recipe at home.
1 envelope – Active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. – Sugar
2/3 cup – Lukewarm (110° – 115°F) water
2 cups – Bread flour or unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/4 cup – Stone-ground cornmeal
1½ tsp. – Coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
2 tbsp. – Extra-virgin Greek olive oil
2 tbsp. – Greek oregano, finely chopped
2 cups – Shredded Manouri cheese
2-3 – Slices of fresh Mozzarella cheese
2-3 – Mushrooms
2-3 – Broccoli florets
2-3 – Onion slices
2-3 – “Greek Peppers”
2 – Large garlic cloves, minced
Calamato olives, pitted and whole or sliced
Fresh basil, thinly sliced
Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
Combine and knead all dough ingredients for 8 minutes, let rise 1 hour, re-knead and roll out to pan size.
Top your dough. Start with layers of the cheeses, then arrange vegetables, and finally, sprinkle seasonings;
basil, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil, over all.
Before baking the pizza, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, (Greek, of course).
Bake in a roaring, wood-fired brick oven at 600°F or 700°F for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, (if you have one).
Or, in a conventional gas oven at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
After the pizza is baked, squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon over it, serve whole and yell out to your guests, “Hopa!”