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Claire’s Vegetarian Pesto Pizza

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pesto pizza
A Pesto Delight

There’s no topping this pizza. Quick, simple and delicious – you will eschew takeaway pizzas forever after. You will need about half a cup of pesto dip which you can either make yourself or buy at the supermarket. So,  grab a pre –  made pizza  base from the supermarket and away you go.


1 ready made pizza base

1 small tub of good quality basil  pesto dip

4 mushrooms, sliced

1 zucchini, grated

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1 small carrot, grated

2 cloves garlic, grated

1 small salad onion, sliced thinly

Handful black olives, pitted

250 grams feta cheese, grated

Six or seven drops of Tabasco sauce



  • Preheat oven to 240 degrees Celsius
  • Place pre-made pizza base on a tray and spread pizza base evenly with pesto dip.
  • Spread a few drops tabasco in different places over the pesto layer
  • Place the remaining ingredients on top in whatever order you wish
  • You may like to sprinkle the feta cheese on last as it looks attractive when baked.
  • Place pizza in oven, turn heat down to 230 degrees Celsius and cook for approximately 20 minutes – possibly 25 minutes
  • You may want to check pizza every now and then because, at this heat, things  burn swiftly
  • When cooked (everything will have a golden glow) remove from oven, cut into pieces and scoff with joyful abandon.




Author: Claire Bell
Claire Bell is the health and wellbeing editor of Midlifexpress. She is the author of Stone Age Secrets for Mind and Body and Comma Magic. Print and ebooks available on Amazon.

5 thoughts on “Claire’s Vegetarian Pesto Pizza

  1. Adding all ingredients to my shopping list (note wheat free base for tim) so i can cook it tomorrow night!
    Yes i agree with angie. Why don’t you have us over for pizza Clariji? 🙂

  2. This was delicious – tons of topping! Even persuaded a reluctant (zucchini-averse?) teenager to try it and the verdict was very good!

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