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Is fruit on pizza acceptable…?

28 November 2017

This is a question that came up whilst I was watching one of the latest editions of “Carpool Karaoke” with James Cordon and Will Smith, the legendary Fresh Prince!

With a catchphrase of “Errr hell no!” Smith was asked by Cordon a number of questions, one of which was, “would you order pizza with extra Pineapple?!”

Cordon was expecting the response to be a big ol’ “Errr hell no!” but to his surprise, Smith was… “Hell… well wait a minute, that’s not so bad, I’m kind of liking the fruit option thing at the moment!”

This sparked a conversation in the office of whether fruit on your pizza is acceptable. Well what else do top London catering companies discuss?

The judgement was a split decision, however it was leaning to the idea of fruit – pineapple – on pizza being a no no!

Whilst we all agreed that cheese and pineapple together were all good, for example we like the classic cheese and pineapple stick, but to have the pineapple on a pizza was not really “the done thing.”

With this still on my mind, I came across the following superb idea, a Chopped Salad Pizza, a great healthy option!

For the chopped salad:

Romaine lettuce

Cherry tomatoes

Chickpeas

Salami

Cheese (Feta, Parmesan, or Mozzarella)

Pepperoncini

Olives

Parsley (or any other herbs)

Italian dressing

Pizza:

Pizza crust, (a great option is a flatbread)

Tomato Sauce

Mozzarella cheese

This couldn’t be easier…

  1. Salad – Chop all of your salad ingredients and toss with some dressing. Let it sit for a little time to marinade together in the dressing.
  2. Pizza – Bake your crust for about 5 – 7 minutes to get it crispy. If it needs more time, leave it for 10 minutes. Top with a light layer of tomato sauce and cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
  3. Assemble: Top the pizza with the salad, then cut and serve.

A healthy option with its own base!

Go on, tuck in and enjoy!

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