Here’s a recipe for a pizza that you probably never knew you needed.
Vegetarian pizzas from Spain are always delicious. This one is no exception.
Ensure you use the freshest toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza meal.
If you like Vegetarian pizza with Olive Oil pizza sauce get ready for hunger pains.
Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new and exciting flavors! By trying new toppings, you open yourself up to a world of taste possibilities that you may never have considered before. Plus, switching up your toppings can also add some much-needed variety to your meals and prevent you from getting bored of having the same pizza over and over again.
Also, experimenting with different toppings can be a great way to incorporate more nutrients into your diet. Whether it’s adding some veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms or spinach, or trying some lean meats like chicken or turkey, experimenting with toppings can make your pizza a more well-rounded and nutritious meal.
You can have fun experimenting with different pizza toppings, you can mix and match flavors, textures and even different cuisines for a one of a kind pizza creation. So, next time you order a pizza, take a chance on something new, and see where your taste buds take you!
Pizza in Spain
The Spanish people are avid consumers of a Mediterranean style diet, based on fish, olive Oil, pulses, cereals and fresh vegetables as well as other seasonal foods. The Spanish consume about 4.3kg each in Pizza per year.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Spain here.
Nicoletto Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Nicoletto Pizza either in your pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Nicoletto Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Nicoletto Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
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 Nicoletto Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to 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
It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Keep in mind that the amount of garlic in your pizza sauce recipe can be adjusted to your liking.
Preparing Nicoletto Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Olive Oil. Spread the Olive Oil evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start 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.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
This pizza is fantastic by itself, yet why not with another style of pizza?
Put the Nicoletto pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
Often referred to as blue cheese, Gorgonzola is made from cow’s milk, boasting milder flavours than those of other blue cheeses. What sets it apart from other blue cheeses is its deep roots in Italian artisanship, still influencing production today.
Gorgonzola shares many of the traits seen in similar cheeses from other culinary cultures, with the level of intensity and sharpness often being the strongest difference.
When making Nicoletto Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for pizza making as well as all your baking. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve, to make sure they’re ready for use.
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Ancient Egyptians saw onions as a symbol of eternal life because of the circular layers. Farmed and eaten for at least 5,000 years, Onions have been used as medicine, food and even helped in Egyptian mummification.
The three most common onion colors are white, red and yellow. Onions are easy to grow, store and are cheap and full of flavour, making them very popular across the world. China consumes nearly 25% of the world’s onions every year.
These are all true, believe me!
Pizza in latin
The first recorded use of the word ‘pizza’ has been found in a 997 AD Latin text from Gaeta, Italy.
Print that pizza
Using NASA funding, a group of scientists developed a 3D pizza printer in 2013. It can cook a pizza in under 70 seconds, complete with the sprayed flavor, aroma and micronutrients.
Record for most pizzas sliced
The most pizzas sliced in three minutes was achieved by Rory Coughlan-Allen (UK) from Wales, UK, sliced 17 pizzas in three minutes on 1 March 2022.
Keen on seeing more than Nicoletto pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
How to clean a pizza stone burnt?
If your pizza stone has burnt cheese or toppings on it, use a firm brush and hot water, to scrub it off. Avoid using chemicals or soaps, which will soak into the stone and make future pizzas taste like soap.
Who invented pizza rolls?
Jeno Paulucci created Pizza Rolls in the mid to late 1960’s, after being inspired to replace the traditional filling used in a Chinese egg roll with pizza toppings.
How long does pizza dough last in the fridge?
Pizza dough will be fine in an air tight container in the fridge fror anywhere up to 5 days.
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