Summer Fresh, Veggie Pizza for #SundaySupper

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Recipe, SundaySupper | 26 comments

What, a #SundaySupper theme centered around fresh foods from the Farmers Market, local sources and/or your garden?! Um,  Yay! Could there be a better theme to showcase all the great foods in season around the world? Our friend T.R. from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies is hosting this event. The line up of foods is amazing! I truly can not wait to try all these recipes.

I thought long and hard about what I was going to make. My garden is just now starting to bear fruit, but nothing is ripe or ready for cooking. So, without further adieu, off to the Farmers Market I went. The market that I like to frequent is the Flint Farmers Market. This open air market has been in operation for pretty much a 100 years. I believe during World War I there was a season that was missed. Farmers from all over mid-Michigan come to this market to sell their goods. You can procure such a wide range of goods from meats and cheeses to honey and jams. All of it is good, local foods. My favorite though, are the fruits and veggies. What I can’t grow, they can. I love to spend my morning going up and down aisles, from vendor to vendor. Farmers Market Score

Loaded up with fresh radishes, zucchini, yellow crooked neck squash, sweet Amish onions, scallions, red bell peppers and a pint of blackberries that I just could not resist. The options of what to make were endless. Well, except my sons and I ate all the blackberries in the car on the way home so that left those out of the equation. Could you blame us?

Pizza is what came to mind. A simple crust made with a bit of local honey, to hold all these veggies. Plus, who doesn’t like pizza? No tomatoes for the sauce, so I went with just extra virgin olive oil and dried oregano.

Garden Fresh Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 & 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Water (You may need to add more depending on dough texture)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Honey
  • 1 packet Dry Active Yeast
  • 2 heaped tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (To saute y our veggies in. This also acts as the sauce on your pizza)
  • Veggies (to saute for pizza)
  • 1 Ball of Mozzarella Cheese
  • Dried Oregano (to sprinkle liberally over pizza before baking)

Note

In this Garden Fresh Pizza, I used 2 radishes sliced thin, 1 zucchini, 1 yellow crooked neck squash, 1 red bell pepper, a sweet onion and for the topping green scallions.

Directions

Step 1
Yeast
Begin with activating your yeast. Into a bowl, add 1 cup of warm water and your honey. Stir to dissolve the honey. Next add in your yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes or so, until the yeast turns brothy.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, add your flour and salt.
Step 3
Once the yeast has activated, combine your water and flour mixtures. I do this in my stand mixer using first the paddle attachment and then switching to the bread hook. You can do this by hand as well. If your dough is too dense, you can add more water. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl. The dough should be stickier than you would want for working with bread but still pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Add more water for flour as needed. Once everything has been incorporated, knead your dough by hand or in your mixer for a few minutes. Then let rest.
Step 4
As the dough rests, it is time to saute up your veggies. Into a skillet with extra virgin olive oil add your veggies. Cook until they start to soften.
Step 5
Roll your dough out to the size of the pizza you are making. This made a large pizza but the dough could be cut in half to make 2 medium/small pizzas.
Step 6
Wipe your pizza pan with a light coating of olive oil and dust with corn meal to help prevent sticking. If you are using a pizza stone, omit that step.
Step 7
Veggies and Dough
Top your pizza with your saute veggies, olive oil and all. Next Add your sliced mozzarella cheese
Step 8
just before the oven
Sprinkle with dried oregano and place into a preheated 450F oven.
Step 9
Pizza
This will bake up in about 15-20 minutes. Once your crust has turned a golden brown and the cheese is melted your pizza is done.

This pizza was awesome! This is not a thin crust pizza. The dough raises in the oven and holds up well to the weight of the veggies and cheese. I swear, the veggies were the star of the pizza. The Amish sweet onions were so flavorful! I did not buy enough of them for all the great things I want to add them into. I have to go back for more. Seriously. Summer Veggie Pizza

From desserts and appetizers to soups, salads and entrees, this #SundaySupper has your covered. I can not deiced what I want to try next. Gazpacho? Maybe a cobbler. Hmmmmm

Enjoy,

: )

Appetizers & Salads

Garlic Scape Dip from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen
Onion Bacon Jam with Bread n’ Brie from Gotta Get Baked
Kale & Pepita Pesto from girlichef
Garden Quinoa Salad from The Urban Mrs
Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad from Pescetarian Journal
Watermelon-Feta Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle from The Weekend Gourmet

Soups & Sides

Watermelon Gazpacho from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Classic Gazpacho from Curious Cuisiniere
Pea Soup from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Pickled Garlic Scapes from kimchi MOM
Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Succotash from Magnolia Days
3 Easy Japanese Spinach Recipes from NinjaBaking.com
Michigan-Made Meal with Seasoned Potato Chips from Foxes Love Lemons

Entrees

Summer Veggie Pizza from Country Girl In The Village
Tomato Pie from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Kitchen Sink Vegetable Curry from What Smells So Good?
Margherita Pizza from Growing Up Gabel
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Three Sauces with Summer Herbs to Transform a Simple Grilled Dinner from Cook the Story
Vegetable Quesadillas from Cookin’ Mimi
Mushroom Scallion Risotto from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lemony Summer Linguine with Grilled Vegetables from Neighborfood
Pasta alla Norma Nuda from Juanita’s Cocina
Arugula Pizza from Family Foodie

Desserts

Peach Cobbler from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coconut Cherry Bars from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Lightened Up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Cherry Brandy Cobbler from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Peach Maple Ice Cream from Pies and Plots
Cherry Clafoutis from Food Lust People Love
Roasted Figs with Caramel, Honey Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Peach Ice Cream Paletas from Basic N Delicious
Gluten Free Sour Cherry Cake from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

Be sure to check in at tonight’s chat. On twitter, you can find us at 7pm Est. Just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and join in the fun. We are also on Pinterest. Check out the #SundaySupper Board for amazing recipes and foodie pics.

26 Comments

  1. 7-28-2013

    You are a girl after this Ninja Baker’s heart, Shannon. Nothing better than loads of mozzarella and veggies on a pizza crust…Love that you’ve got a Farmers’ Market that is 100 years old. Wow! That is truly special and want to put on my travel to-do list =)

    • 7-28-2013

      The fresh cheese is just amazing. Certainly beats the shredded bagged up version in my opinion. The market is just great. I love the hustle and bustle and history of it.

  2. 7-28-2013

    I love home made pizza with fresh veggies. Funny thing is when we go out for pizza I always get it with meat, but when I make it at home it is always full of fresh roasted veggies. Yum, yum.

    • 7-28-2013

      lol I think Im the only person in the world who doesn’t like pepperoni but I love bacon on a pizza. Yum Bacon :)

      • 7-29-2013

        No you aren’t the only one, I don’t like pepperoni at all. I always get chicken and bacon on my pizza. :)

  3. 7-28-2013

    Yummy! Veggie pizza is my favorite, especially with fresh produce! Love this recipe! I could eat the whole pie!

    • 7-28-2013

      Thank you! My family thought the radishes would be weird but they were awesome cooks. Who knew? lol

  4. 7-28-2013

    I could literally eat this every day! YUM!

  5. 7-28-2013

    Oh I love this! Next time I’m definitely leaving my peppers in rings like that. It looks so fancy! And I love seeing those hunks of fresh mozzarella…you just can’t beat that for a pizza!

  6. 7-28-2013

    Yummy in my tummy….

  7. 7-28-2013

    Another yummy in my tummy treat

  8. 7-28-2013

    Now if I didn’t have a hubby or kids, this would be the pizza I’d make over and over! It looks marvelous!!!

  9. 7-28-2013

    This pizza looks soooo fresh! It shows through in the photo, so it must have tasted amazing. Love it!

  10. 7-28-2013

    Beautiful pizza and thank you for sharing the history of your market, Shannon. We love radishes but I have never thought to put them on pizza!

  11. 7-28-2013

    Mmmm, I love all the veggies on that crust!

  12. 7-28-2013

    I guessing you don’t deliver to Georgia? Darn it. Oh well. Looks like I’ll be making some pizza soon. How colorful and flavorful with the farm fresh veggies. I like it without the red sauce too.

  13. 7-28-2013

    What a fun theme! Your pizza looks amazing. I would dig right in.

  14. 7-28-2013

    I love this pizza! I love tomatoes on a pizza, but they can overwhelm the other ingredients, and this allows the garden to shine. Love!

  15. 7-28-2013

    Mmmm…gorgeous! Exactly the stuff summer is made of. Pizza is always a fabulous option to showcase what’s in season. Great idea :)

  16. 7-28-2013

    Pizza with fresh vegetables? Yes please! Looks and sounds great!

  17. 7-28-2013

    Beautiful pizza. I love the variety!

  18. 7-29-2013

    Oh my – I’m totally in love with this garden fresh pizza. A must try recipe!

  19. 7-30-2013

    My kids and I love making homemade pizza. Of course the boys want to load it up with meat, but I am a total veggie pizza lover. And my favorite is when there is no sauce. This looks amazing!

  20. 7-30-2013

    Yes please! This looks like perfect summer eating.

  21. 8-1-2013

    Homemade pizza is the best, especially when it’s loaded with fresh veggies like this one. Your pizza looks so bright, vibrant and flavourful, Shannon!

  22. 8-3-2013

    Making me hungry for veggie pizza, Shannon and its only 8:30 am!

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