Givatayim Tomato and Olive
Being from Israel, this pizza is Kosher.
Made well, the following pizza boasts a savory flavor, coupled with a utopian smell.
Make sure to get the perfect toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you to take part in a nice feast.
If you enjoy a tasty Vegetarian pizza using a Tomato sauce this could be the new love of your life.
Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, and for good reason! It’s delicious and comforting in a way that few other foods can match. But one of the best things about pizza is the endless variety of toppings you can try.
From classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more adventurous options like pineapple and goat cheese, there’s something for everyone. Trying new toppings is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and discover new flavors and combinations that you might not have considered before.
So don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new next time you order a pizza. You never know, you might just discover your new favorite topping!
Pizza in Israel
Pizza is popular in Israel’s culinary scene, found on the menu of most cafés and bars as well as all Italian restaurants. Israelis are lucky to enjoy great Italian, Roman or New York-inspired pizzas.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Israel here.
Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza whether it be in your pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Want to take your pizza game to the next level? Try making your own sauce using the easy steps we’ve provided. But, if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can always purchase sauce at your local market.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
When applying your sauce, use a ladle or the back of a serving spoon to gently spread it onto the dough without causing any damage.
Preparing Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
Whilst this pizza is great as is, or you could with other pizzas as well?
Put the Givatayim Tomato and Olive pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Native to tropical regions, Basil is mostly grown as a herb to add to dishes. The Leaves can be used either dried or fresh on salads, pasta, meats, fish and, of course, pizza.
Basil works best alongside toppings such as cheeses, Tomatoes, lemon, garlic and Olives. Weird fact: ancient Roman gardeners thought that Basil would grow larger, if you yelled and cursed at the plant.
When making Givatayim Tomato and Olive Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
Related to mangoes, almonds, cherries and peaches, Olives are very healthy, with high levels of vitamin E and powerful antioxidants. Olives are small stone fruits that grow on trees that can live for thousands of years.
Olives come in an assortment of colour, however this is a reflection of the maturity of the fruit; green and black olives come from the same trees, and aren’t different species. In ancient roman times, women used olive oil in their hair and skin during bathing.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza.
Most expensive pizza sold at an online auction
The “Pizza Royale 2007”, created by Domenico Crolla (UK/Italy) for the premiere of Casino Royale (2007), was auctioned off for charity on eBay to an Italian lawyer for a record £2,150 US$3,321.
The longest calzone came in at a whopping length of 18.22 m (59 ft 9.5 in) in July 2019. It was achieved by The Vaughan Pizza Fest and Roberto Vergalito (both Canada) at Revel Park in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.
The first pizzeria in the US
The first pizzeria in the US opened in 1905 in Manhattan. Italian-American Gennaro Lombardi started his mini-pizza business at his street-front shop. Sadly, the shop no longer stands where it was, however Lombardi’s are still operating with the same oven it used upon opening.
Keen on seeing more than Givatayim Tomato and Olive pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How much protein does pizza have?
Protein is an essential component of good health, and you should ensure that every meal has a protein source. The average pizza slice has 12 grams of protein, making it a good source for that day.
How much does a pizza weigh?
The heaviest part of pizza is the dough. Because most pizza toppings are light and used sparingly, they typically measure them in ounces. A typical large (12-inch) pizza will have a weight of approximately two pounds.
Why is pizza called pie?
When Italian immigrants first started arriving in the USA during the late 1800s, they started selling pizza, which had plenty of similarities to a typical pie. A circular shape, a crust and sliced triangles. It didn’t take long for someone to start calling it “tomato pie”.
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