Created in Greece, this Olive pizza is a appetizing pizza you may enjoy.
Made with love, this pizza style gives an enticing flavor, perfectly matched with an extravagant smell.
Make sure to purchase high quality toppings and add them to a delicious crust for you and friends to savor a perfect homemade pizza feast.
Are you into pizza with Tomato or pesto sauce? Well here is your answer.
Pizza is incredibly popular for so many reasons! For one, it’s a versatile dish that can be customized to suit just about any taste. Whether you prefer a classic pepperoni pizza or a more unconventional option like a BBQ chicken pizza, the options are endless.
Additionally, it’s a food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it perfect for family dinners, parties, or a casual night in. Another reason why pizza is so popular is that it’s a relatively inexpensive meal that can be made at home or easily ordered from a pizzeria or even delivered to your doorstep.
Lastly, It’s just flat-out delicious! The combination of gooey melted cheese, savory tomato sauce and various toppings is hard to resist for many. All in all, pizza is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s no wonder it’s so beloved by so many people around the world.
Pizza in Greece
Most Greeks use more olive Oil than Italians on their pizza, and they also use a different type of Tomato for the base. Greek pizzas are usually cooked in an electric not wood fired oven, and cooked at lower temperatures.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Greece here.
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Olive Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Olive Pizza either in your wood pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Olive Pizza Ingredients
Get 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 scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Olive Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Kalamata Olives
- Olive Oil
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
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 Olive Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently 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.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can make this pizza sauce in advance, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Preparing Olive Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce or pesto. Spread the Tomato Sauce or pesto Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Kalamata Olives
- Olive Oil
I find this pizza delicious as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Olive pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
Popular for its salty, tangy taste, Feta ranges from very soft to semi-hard in texture. Feta was invented by the Greeks, however modern Feta can be found being made all over the globe.
Feta gets its taste from being salted through immersion in salty water, maturing for a minimum of two months. Blocks of Feta are often stored and sold still in the brine.
When making Olive Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
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.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Pizza by plane
There’s a restaurant located in Alaska, called Airport Pizza. As the name suggests, they deliver pizzas by plane.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Keen on seeing more than Olive pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make delicious pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
What temperature should I use for baking pizza?
If you’re using a baking pan or pizza pan, preheat your oven pretty much as high as it can go. I’m talking about 500°F (260°C) or higher. If you’re using a pizza stone, don’t forget to preheat that as well. Always let it heat up for at least 30 minutes, before adding your first pizzas.
How long does it take to digest pizza?
It typically takes around 6-8 hours for pizza to digest in your stomach. The higher the fat content, the longer food takes to digest. Pizza has carbs in the sauce, crust and vegetable toppings, plus high fat and protein in any meat and cheese.
Why pineapple belongs on pizza?
Pineapple belongs on pizza, in my personal opinion. It’s a weird debate which has enveloped the world. Each person has their own opinion. If you like it, eat it, if not, then don’t. Easy!
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