Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza

Recipe by: Dominic Businaro

Green peppers, black olives, onion and diced tomatoes on a whole wheat crust with marinara sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup diced green peppers
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp minced oregano
  • 1 tsp minced parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine yeast and sugar. Add hot water to yeast mixture and let stand for 5 minutes or until mixture is foamy.
  2. Mix olive oil and salt into yeast mixture.
  3. Mix in whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
  4. Pour dough onto a flat, floured surface and knead until flour has been absorbed and dough becomes smooth.
  5. Place dough in an oiled bowl and rotate to coat. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let stand until dough has doubled (about 1 hour).
  6. Pour dough onto lightly floured surface. Pound dough down with your fist and then allow to rise for another 10 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degress F.
  8. Using your fingers and palms form dough into circular shape. Transfer desired size pizza dough onto oiled pizza pan.
  9. Using a large spoon, evenly coat with marinara sauce.
  10. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Then top with the green peppers, black olives and onions.
  11. Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Then top with the diced tomatoes and finally the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  12. Season with Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, and parsley.
  13. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 17 to 21 minutes or until crust is golden brown and crisp.