Yellow pepper, harissa and pine nuts moroccan pizza
The most popular vegetables I found in moroccan cusine were zucchini, aubergines, olives and peppers, yellow pepper pizza is actually the Yellow version of the Pepper pizza I tried a few weeks back at middles eastern and african fare. I had the chance to talk to the chef so I learnt from her (not him for a change!) that she had used harissa paste as the sauce- I love spicy sauces and when it comes unexpectedly it blows me off, so when I was expecting to bite into tomato kind of sweet and sour sauce, I got hit by a gush of hot air only to be cut down by the sweet bell peppers roasted beautifully.
Everything about this pizza is amazing....or the one that I tasted.
In my version I did add a couple of blobs of tomato sauce to tone down the spices but that one was the family version which you will see in the picture...I made mine - not so nice looking so skipped capturing it.
Also one other change I made was to add crushed pine nuts but you can use whole, my family does not like to see it so I hid it by crushing it and they loved the taste, strange but as long as it worked...
Ingredients - makes about 4-5 pan sized pizza
1 Pizza dough recipe ( I used multi grain flour for the base)
1 cup harissa paste / tomato sauce + tobasco for some spice
1 cup yellow pepper
1/2 cup zucchini
1/4 cup olives
1 cup grated cheese
2 tbsp pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
1) Roll out the pizza base and smother it down with Harissa paste
2) Spread the chopped vegetables, Add some green leafy herbs or veggies also if you like
3) Grate the cheese and sprinke liberally with pine nuts.
4) Season with salt and pepper and pour some olive oil.
5) Bake for 5-8 min in a preheated oven at 200 C. Reduce temperature and bake for another 2-3 min at 180c
Serve with tomato salsa