First created in Greece, this Salami pizza is a delightful meat pizza worth trying at home.
Created well, the below pizza gives a yummy flavor, perfectly matched with an exotic smell.
Always ensure you get the freshest ingredients and pair these with the perfect crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza feast.
If you like Meat pizza with Tomato pizza sauce get ready for your stomach to rumble!
Experimenting with pizza toppings is a great idea for a few reasons! First, it allows you to try new flavors and combinations that you may not have considered before. You might be surprised at how well certain toppings work together. Second, it can make your pizza-eating experience more exciting and fun. Instead of always ordering the same thing, you can switch it up and try something new.
Third, it can also be a great way to use up leftovers or ingredients you have on hand. You can add those veggies or meats that are sitting in the fridge to your pizza. Lastly, experimenting with pizza toppings can also be a great way to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into your diet, like adding some spinach or mushrooms to your pizza, it will not only make it more delicious but also healthy.
So, in short, experimenting with pizza toppings can be a great way to discover new flavors, have fun and make the most of ingredients you already have on hand.
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.
Salami Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Salami Pizza using a backyard pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Salami Pizza Ingredients
Buy enough 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
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Salami Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Italian Salami
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 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 Salami Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around 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 a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from 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 either make your own 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.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.
Preparing Salami 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:
- Italian Salami
Whilst this pizza is very good on its own, or why not with another style of pizza?
Put the Salami pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, found in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is an ingredient in chili powder, as well as a number of pizza and pasta sauces.
The taste of Oregano can be described as Green and earthy, with hints of mint. It can often be slightly bitter.
When making Salami Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.
Italian salami is a cured meat that adds flavor and texture to any dish. It is made from pork or beef and seasoned with garlic, pepper, red wine, and other spices that give it its unique taste.
Salami slices are usually very thin so they can be layered on top of a pizza without overpowering the other ingredients. It can also be used as part of a larger topping like pepperoni or sausage.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
Pizza as currency
The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.
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.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How to heat up pizza in the oven?
To heat up pizza in the oven, see the instructions above under ‘Method’.
What seasoning for pizza?
You can add all sorts of seasonings to pizza. Our favourites include pepper, chilli flakes and herbs. Mix and match until you find the combination you enjoy the most.
What is clean cut pizza?
A clean cut pizza is when they use clean cutting instruments to cut the pizza. See our article on clean cut pizza for more information.
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