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Courgette Base Pizza recipe

Courgette Base Pizza

A pizza recipe using Courgettes as base instead of dough


For the Base:
2 Courgettes
60g Mozzarella cheese

For The Sauce: 1tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 Quarter red onion
Half tbsp coriander seeds
250ml tomato passata
Salt and pepper to taste
60g Cheddar cheese

For The Topping: 60g Mozzarella cheese
60g Cheddar cheese


Preheat a fan oven at 180c. Grate the courgettes into a large bowl lined with a muslin cloth. Rap the grated courgettes in the muslin and drain all the excess liquid out as this can make the base soggy. Return the courgettes to the bowl and add the grated mozzarella and cheddar. Mix thoroughly to slightly bind the mixture. On a pizza tray cut a disc of grease proof paper to the same size and shape. Place the courgette and cheese mixture on it and spread evenly, making sure that there are no holes or gaps. Finally, pat the mixture down and place the tray into the oven for 15 minutes so the base dries of excess liquid and the cheese starts to melt.

To make the pizza sauce, add the chopped onion to a pan of olive oil. Sauté the onions for 2 minutes. Add the ground coriander seeds and cook for a further 1 minute. Add the passata and simmer on the pan for 5 minutes. Salt and pepper the sauce to taste.

Take the base out of the oven and spread the tomato mixture evenly. sprinkle the cheese and a topping of your choice. cook in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes and enjoy. This pizza is best eaten with a knife and fork.

About 20 minutes preparation time
About 15 minutes cooking time
Makes one 6" pizza

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