First made in Turkey, this Olive pizza is a delightful pizza you’ll want to try.
Made with love, this pizza style has an exceptional flavor paired with a extensive smell.
Best made with the best ingredients and add them to a perfect base for your family to take part in a out of this world homemade pizza meal.
If you’re in the mood for a pizza with Tomato sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is a delicious and versatile food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. One of the best things about pizza is that it can be customized to suit your individual tastes and dietary needs. You can choose from a variety of toppings, including vegetables, meats, and cheeses, to create a pizza that is truly your own.
Additionally, pizza is a great source of carbohydrates, which provide your body with energy to power through your day. Eating pizza can also be a fun and social activity, whether you’re enjoying a slice with friends or having a family pizza night at home.
So next time you’re thinking of what to eat, consider trying a pizza, you won’t regret it!
Pizza in Turkey
Turkish cuisine uses lamb Meat, followed by cattle and Chicken Meat, plus many local vegetables. These include garlic, Potatoes, zucchini, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, eggplant, cauliflower, Green Beans, chickpeas and lentils.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Turkey here.
Olive Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Olive Pizza from either a backyard pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Olive Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized 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
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Olive Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Kasseri Cheese
- Local Herbs
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 Olive Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five 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 dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
To reach the desired consistency, add a splash of olive oil or water to your pizza sauce if it’s too thick.
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. Spread the Tomato Sauce 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:
- Kasseri Cheese
- Local Herbs
I find this pizza tasty on its own, or why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Olive pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
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.
When making Olive Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
Kasseri cheese is a traditional Greek cheese that offers a unique flavor to any dish. Kasseri cheese is made from sheep or goat’s milk and has a hard texture with a mild, salty taste.
The high melting point makes Kasseri cheese the ideal topping for pizzas that are baked at high temperatures. It won’t become greasy or turn into liquid during the cooking process, so it retains its texture throughout.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
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 great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked 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.
Have you made Olive Pizza?
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