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4 Delicious Pizza Variations to Spice Up Your Palate: From Caramelized Onion & Goat's Cheese to Creamy Cashew

By Rita Mataruka

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I’m the type of person that believes it’s pizza o’clock all day, everyday. And although pizza is a food that I personally believe never gets old, spicing up a classic Margarita is always an exciting endeavour. 

 

But, first things first: tackling the pizza dough. I know this sounds intimidating, but it is actually surprisingly easy and quick to make. All you have to do is combine pizza (or bread dough) flour, yeast, caster sugar and olive oil with lukewarm water and begin to work. Then, cue the epic pizza kneading and flipping skills we all wish we had…

 

Now to up the ante and spice up your pizza palate as I’ve compiled my favourite 4 pizza variations for you to try at home and frankly, give you an excuse to eat pizza everyday: 

 

Caramelised Onion & Goat's Cheese Pizza

This is a tasty veggie alternative provided by BBCGoodFood.com with a pizza base of goat’s cheese and toppings of caramelised onion, olives, thyme, spinach and sunflower seeds. Super creamy and frenchesque in its combination! 

Fig, Pancetta & Burrata Pizza

The cool spin on this (other than the obvious creative use of figs on a pizza) is the ‘fancy’ mozzarella used. Unlike usual mozzarella, burrata has a creamy centre which gives it a softer texture when eaten. The full recipe for this pizza can be found on DeliciousMagazine.com

Creamy Cashew Pizza

This is a vegan alternative (on Love&Lemons.com) similar to a Domino’s Veggie Supreme but with a unique cashew base in place of mozzarella! Please note, add the cashew cream as a topping once the pizza has finished baking in the oven rather than prior to baking. 

 

Classic Margarita Pizza

 

Last but not least, is a gluten free alternative to try. Rather than the usual ‘sans yeast’ recipes, mygfguide.com incorporates tapioca starch to best replicate the usual stretchiness of a pizza dough. Finish this off with anything you like! I highly recommend a handful of rocket and chorizo.

 

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