This Mediterranean vegetable and macadamia pizza is sure to be a hit on any dinner table.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • PIZZA DOUGH
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 sachet dried yeast
  • pinch of caster sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup macadamia oil, plus extra for brushing
  • MACADAMIA PESTO
  • 300g semi-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp macadamia oil
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted macadamias
  • 2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • 1-2 Tbsp of the semi-dried tomato oil
  • PIZZA TOPPING
  • macadamia oil for brushing
  • 2/3 cup 2/3 cup macadamia pesto
  • 2 large red capsicums, roasted, skin removed and cut into strips
  • 1 large eggplant, trimmed, cut into 5mm-thick slices
  • 2 zucchini, trimmed, thinly sliced lengthways
  • 180g bocconcini
  • 1/2 cup unsalted macadamias
  • 80g rocket leaves
  • pepper, for seasoning

Method

  1. TO MAKE THE PIZZA DOUGH: Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes or until foamy. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture and oil. Use a round-bladed knife in a cutting motion to mix until combined. Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Brush a bowl with oil. Add dough. Turn to coat. Cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size. Punch down dough with your fist.
  3. Knead for 30 seconds or until dough is original size. Split the dough into quarters. Cover 3 portions with a damp tea towel. Roll out the other portion to 30cm long and 10-12cm wide.
  4. Use your fingers to press the base, avoiding the edge, to make indents. This stops it rising in the centre. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. TO MAKE THE PESTO: Place the semi-dried tomatoes and macadamia oil in a blender and process until smooth. Add macadamias, chopped rosemary and semi-dried tomato oil - start with 1 Tablespoon first then if still dry add 1 more. Pulse until the macadamias are chopped roughly and a pesto consistency is achieved.
  6. TO ASSEMBLE THE PIZZA: Preheat a chargrill on high heat. Lightly brush eggplant and zucchini with macadamia oil. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until tender.
  7. Preheat oven to 220°C fan-forced. Place pizza bases on baking trays. Spread a thin layer of pesto over each. Top with grilled vegetables and capsicum. Tear the bocconcini into small pieces and place on top of the vegetables.
  8. Place the pizzas into the pre-heated oven and bake for 7-10 minutes. Add the macadamias and cook for a further 3-5 minutes or until bases are crisp. Remove to a board, slice. Top with rocket and season with pepper. Serve.

Notes... This recipe is courtesy of The Australian Macadamia Society.

  • There is alot of macadamia in this pizza

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  • It sounds amaz9ng and reading the ingredients I’m wanting to make but not sure about the macadamias

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  • Not my idea of a pizza for us but I’m sure there are a lot of people who would love it

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  • I’m always looking for new pizza recipes & this one is a keeper! Thanks!

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  • I’ve seen this recipe passing by many times and it still doesn’t bore ! Beautiful :P

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  • Now thats what I call an interesting pizza. thanks.

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  • Oh wow! I’ve never thought of putting macadamias on a pizza. This sounds so good. Must try :)

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  • This recipe sounds wonderful. I shall be making this and varying the toppings too.

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  • I love that the pizza base is made from scratch. Will be giving this a go. Thanks.

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  • Love the addition of macadamias to a pizza. Will have to share this recipe with my daughter as she lives close to a macadamia farm.

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  • Interesting …. not 100% sold on this one …

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  • Thank you for this great recipe idea I am deffinetly trying it this Sunday. I love pizza and I love macadamia nuts xx

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  • the only thing I would omit is the actual macadamia nuts as a whole as I don’t think I would like that crunch on a pizza

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  • The macadamia oil must give an intense and special flavour to the pizza. I’d love to try it!!

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  • Love pizzas but not sure about this one for my family.

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