Homemade Mediterranean Pizza

I’ve shared this recipe for pizza dough on the blog two years ago but this time I changed it up a bit by making it “Mediterranean” style. Making your own pizza dough is so easy and costs a fraction of what you would pay to order a large 3+ topping pizza. 

What you need

1 packet of fast rising yeast. You can find these at most grocery stores
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbls. olive oil
3 1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp salt
Toppings1 bag shredded mozarella or 1 tub of feta cheese (I recommend feta)
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/2 cup green spanish olives
1 green pepper
2 green onions
1 clove fresh garlic
Olive oil
Cherry tomatoes
Herbs and seasoningsdried oregano, herbs d’provence, salt, pepper

Serves about 4.

What you need to do:

1. Mix water, yeast and sugar in a bowl

2. Cover with a towel and let it rise for 10 minutes

3. Once the yeast rises, mix it with the flour, oil, and salt. Now, if you have a Kitchen Aid, this is so easy. Use the hook to mix everything together, it will also knead your dough. Knead on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until it forms into a ball. Make sure it’s not sticky. If you don’t have a Kitchen Aid, knead with your knuckles and form into a ball. Add flour gradually if it’s still sticky. Place ball of dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let it rise for 1/2 hour. 

4. While your dough is rising, prepare the chicken in a non-stick skillet.

5. Chop green pepper, garlic, onions, tomatoes.

6. Once your dough rises, punch it to get the air out. Cover, and let rise for an additonal 5 minutes.
Roll out your dough into a square with a rolling pin. 

7. I used a round pizza crisper, but you can use a regular baking sheet. Spread dough evenly, while folding over the edges to form a crust. 

8. Drizzle olive oil over dough (this is your pizza sauce) add toppings, cheese, and dried herbs. 

9. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes

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