Originally from Colombia, this Tropical pizza is a scrummy pizza you may enjoy.
Made with love, this pizza style gives a great flavor, coupled with a superb smell.
Make sure to always use the best toppings and pair these with the perfect crust for you and friends to savor a perfect pizza meal.
If you have a taste for Vegetarian pizzas with Tomato sauce this pizza may be what you have been searching for.
Pizza is a delicious food that is enjoyed by many, and it’s no surprise why. But have you ever thought about experimenting with different toppings? Trying new toppings can take your pizza experience to a whole new level.
From the classic pepperoni and mushroom to more unique options like shrimp and pesto, the possibilities are endless. Not only will you get to try new and exciting flavors, but you’ll also discover new combinations that you never thought were possible.
So next time you’re ordering a pizza, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You never know, you might just find your new favorite topping!
Pizza in Colombia
In Colombia, you will find that most meals include Chicken, Beef or Pork, rice, and a vegetable regardless of the time of the day.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Colombia here.
Tropical Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Tropical Pizza either in your wood fired pizza oven or your usual oven.
Tropical Pizza Ingredients
Choose 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
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Tropical 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 Tropical 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 the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five 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 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.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to 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
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.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze remaining sauce for up to 3 months.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing Tropical Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
I find this pizza mouthwatering as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Tropical pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Plum is a unique and flavorful pizza topping that can add an unexpected twist to any traditional pizza. Whether it’s on its own or with other toppings, the sweet-tart flavor of plums bring something special to pizza.
The antioxidants found in this fruit can provide anti-inflammatory effects, improve digestion, and reduce cholesterol levels. Plus, adding them to your favorite pizzas adds extra fiber without compromising taste!
When making Tropical Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
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.
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
Raisins, a dried fruit often associated with sugary snacks and desserts, can actually be quite the versatile ingredient. While they may not be the first topping that comes to mind when thinking of pizza toppings, raisins can add unexpected pop of sweetness and texture to any pizza.
Raisins are a great way to get creative in the kitchen, allowing you to explore new flavor combinations that are sure to please your foodie friends. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, this dried fruit is sure to offer an interesting twist on your classic pizza pie!
Leftovers after the meal? Here are some tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
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 makes pizza greasy?
A pizza can get greasy from too much oil, an oily environment or oily toppings, such as high moisture mozzarella, seafood and the like.
When to put basil on pizza?
Fresh Basil should be placed on top of the pizza after baking, a minute or two after it is taken from the oven. This way, it stays fresh and not burnt.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
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