It’s Friday and after a long week many of us just want to sit in front of a film and order a take-away! Today we have a fun idea for you to enjoy your favourite Friday night treat with some added nutrients!
Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s a fun way to engage your children in some no-fuss cookery! Pizza’s don’t have to come from the local Italian pizza take-away, you and your little ones can make some for a fraction of the price!
Mean Green Pizza’s
100g fresh spinach
75ml warm water
1 tsp active dried yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp mixed herbs
1 tbsp garlic granules
1 tsp black pepper
260g wholemeal bread flour (or all purpose)
Any vegetables of your choice
Tub/Jar of Passata
- Pop your your spinach in a large bowl with 75ml warm water in a microwave for a minute or so until the spinach has wilted then pop the liquid and spinach in a blender and whizz until it forms a purée!
- Add in the yeast and mix lightly, then add the flour, herbs, pepper and oil. Knead well until it forms a pizza dough like mixture (Too sticky? Add more flour… Too dry? Add more water!)
- Once you have a well formed pizza dough ball, place it on a bowl and cover with cling film for 10-20 minutes!
- Now it’s time to prepare your toppings, chop any veggies of your choice such as courgettes, peppers, and onions! Maybe use some left over spinach too! If you like cheese, grate some up ready to sprinkle!
- Divide your pizza dough and roll into any shape you want (you could use shaped pastry cutters!) as long as the dough is about 1cm in depth you’ll be good to go!
- It’s topping time! Spoon some passata on your uncooked base and then sprinkle on your toppings, don’t forget to put your cheese on last so it can crisp up nicely!
- Bake on a baking tray lined with parchment paper in an oven for 10-12 minutes on 200°C or until your pizza’s are slightly golden!
- Serve with a fresh green salad!