I have to admit, I had never really thought about using pesto on a pizza before. Tomato puree, BBQ sauce but never pesto. That was until Sacla sent me some of their goodies. Let's just say I am now converted! This pizza is easy to make and tastes delicious.
To make 2 large pizzas you will need:
For the dough:
500g strong white flour
1 x 7g sachet of yeast
2tbsp olive oil
1 dessert spoon caster sugar
1 tsp salt
300ml warm water
For the topping:
Sacla Classic Basil Pesto
Forestiere Mushrooms sliced
To make the base, mix the dough ingredients together and knead for 5 mins. Place in an oiled bowl and leave to double in size.
Knead again for 5 mins and then roll into shape.
Cover the base with thinly sliced mushrooms. Drizzle a little oil over the mushrooms and place in an oven pre heated to 220C for around ten minutes.
Take out of the oven and cover in rocket and shaved Parmesan.
I was tempted to use the tomato pesto but I am so pleased I trusted my instincts and went with the basil pesto as it really complimented the mushrooms.
If you are looking for a light lunch option, then I can highly recommend scrambled eggs with truffle pesto.
Sacla UK, first introduced Pesto into the UK 25 years ago. To mark their Birthday they want to promote it's versatility. If, like me, you only use pesto as a stir in sauce then check out some of their recipes. It can be used in marinades, stuffed in chicken with mascarpone, to flavour breads and they even suggested stirring it into freshly made popcorn.
What would you use pesto for?
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