Prepare Herbal Pizza Combinations

These homemade pies are the perfect canvas for featuring your favorite herbs.

| June/July 2011

  • Any pizza worth making begins with a great crust. Take pizza to the next level by making your own pizza dough.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison
  • For the Broccoli & Summer Squash Pizza, use whatever summer squash you have handy, whether zucchini, straightneck or pattypan.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison
  • We gave the pork and cabbage pizza a pretty galette-style crust.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison
  • With hints of licorice, mint and clove, fresh basil brings pizzazz to everyday pizza.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison

Turn the tables on traditional pizza by serving up healthier homemade pizza combinations seasoned with a delicious array of antioxidant-rich herbs. That’s how the ancient Greeks made their pizza; by topping their flatbreads with olive oil and tasty native herbs and spices.

Pizza took a culinary quantum leap in the late 1800s with the introduction of “pizza margherita,” a creative concoction of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Today’s takeout and store-bought pizzas continue to feature herbs in pizza sauce and as a shaker mix for seasoning pizzas. Throughout the years, the constant for great pizza is timeless herbs.

By using herbs on pizza, you can highlight or complement the flavor of seasonal vegetables and other toppings. Think outside the pizza box—think beyond your basic mozzarella, tomato-based pizza sauce and artery-clogging pepperoni.

Make Fast Pizza Dough

Speedy Pizza Dough

Pizza Topping Combinations

Broccoli & Summer Squash Pizza
Pesto Pizza with Tomato & Eggplant
Vegetarian Greek Pizza
Asparagus & Crab Pizza with Dill-Chervil Sauce
Chicken & Spinach Pizza with Fresh Basil & Thyme
Hawaiian Delight Pizza with Caramelized Onions
Herb-Crusted Pork & Cabbage Pizza
Peach Pizza with Blueberry Sauce 

How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Any pizza worth making begins with a great crust. A prepared crust will do fine in a pinch. But you can easily take pizza to a tasty new level by making your own dough.

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