Tuesday, September 25, 2012

10 favorite pizza toppings.

...another yummy topic this week - pizza is one of my favorite foods. mostly because of the toppings. I took a look through my flickr feed (chock full of pizza as you'd probably imagine) and started making a list of my favorites. sounds harder than it really was. most of my favorites are topped with a combination of these ten ingredients. mix and match. one or two or five or seven. it's all good.
fig pizza
fig, blue cheese and arugula pizza
1. sliced tomatoes 
2. fresh greens (spinach, arugula, radicchio all work well)
3. fresh mozzarella
4. goat cheese
5. blue cheese (I love melted blue cheese!)
6. mushrooms (lately I've sauteed them first. less water = crisper crust = better pizza)
7. fresh basil
8. shrimp
9. melted onions (even better if you add a fennel bulb, thinly sliced)
10. figs

no, I didn't include prosciutto or fontina (both of which feature prominently in my favorite bistro vg pizza); I'm cutting back on pork and I'm pretty sure the spinach and melted onions would be delicious with any (or all) of the other three cheeses I've listed. 

can't wait to see what everyone else shared - wonder if I'll find a new top-10?!

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6 comments:

  1. Your pizza sounds way more gourmet than mine!

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  2. i love the variety of greens and cheeses-pizza can be so versitile. i'd add artichokes and eggplant as well. i do the same with the mushrooms unless i have loads of spinach then the extra water helps "wilt" it a bit.

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  3. Haven't done too many of those combos but they certainly sound delicious! Time to get out of the box! :-)

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  4. i would love to try an arugula pizza! yum. yum. yum!

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  5. Yum! Yum! I've been threatening to start making my own pizza. Thanks for the encouragement. Which to choose first? Uhm...

    Cheers~

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  6. Adding "greens" makes pizzas more delicious and healthier! Combining those with a healthy serving of meat and cheese would give you the perfect pizza! :)

    @ Lydia, I love the idea of putting eggplants on your pizza! It has nasunin, which is a great antioxidant that can help your brain cells perform better. Indeed, that's delicious and healthy! :)

    Regards,
    Hope

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Thanks for the feedback!