Antipasto Pizza

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2 red capsicums, quartered, deseeded

2 pieces (20cm-diameter) Lebanese bread

80ml (1/3 cup) passata (tomato pasta sauce)

4 marinated artichokes, drained on paper towel, quartered

80g (1/2 cup) pitted kalamata olives

8 cherry bocconcini, torn in half

100g baby spinach leaves, to serve


Step 1: Preheat grill on high. Place the capsicum, skin-side up, on a baking tray. Cook under grill for 6-8 minutes or until charred and blistered. Transfer to a sealable plastic bag. Set aside for 5 minutes (this helps lift the skin). Peel and thickly slice.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 220°C/428°F. Place the Lebanese bread on a baking tray and spread with the passata. Top with capsicum, artichoke and olives. Add some cherry tomato’s if you wish and any other vegetable or garnish at this stage. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until pizza bases are crisp and light brown. Scatter the bocconcini over the pizzas and bake for a further 3-4 minutes or until the bocconcini begins to melt. Top with baby spinach leaves and serve immediately. Enjoy while hot.


Recipe from Australian Good Taste – June 2006 , Page 95, Recipe by Michelle Southan