Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Sweet potato, pumpkin & feta pizza

Long gone are the days of pizza having to have tomatoes and mozzarella.

Nowadays you can get pretty much anything on a pizza, for example, tandoori chicken & thai green curry.

You can even buy strange dessert pizzas. I am all for pushing the envelope in cooking, so I am pretty open minded about what should or should not go on a pizza.

That said, there are some things that should simply not go there... along with deep fried mars bar and deep fried cupcakes, and I am thinking that rocky road pizzas are one of those things.

But this delicious pizza is all good. The combination of the sweetness of the pumpkin and sweet potato and saltiness of feta create a perfect partnership joined with the textural joys of the softness of the vegetables and crispness of the crust.

1 small sweet potato (around 200g)
1 wedge of pumpkin (around 200g)
1 onion
50g feta
pizza dough

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C.

Peel and dice the pumpkin, sweet potato and onion. Pan fry with a little olive oil on a relatively low heat until the onion has gone transparent and the vegetables have softened.

Spread the mixture onto the pizza dough and crumble feta on top. Bake for 20 minutes until the crust has crisped and the cheese has browned.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That fall pizza looks very pretty and mighty delicious! Wonderful!



Anonymous said...

Hi Kiriel,

Looks tasty. I like to do a sweet and spicy pizza as follows:
Mix chilie pepper jam with spicy chutney and ginger marmelade. This is the base that goes on the pizza dough. Top this with carmelized onions mixed with chopped figs. If the figs were dry, plump them up with something cheerful like brandy before adding them to the onions. Dot the onions with chevre or feta. If you have fig balsamic, a light drizzle of this on top is good too. Cook and enjoy.

Juana Isabella / Donna in SF

BanginFood said...

This looks interesting. Looks pretty good.

allslots said...

Nowadays you can get pretty much anything on a pizza, for example, tandoori chicken & thai green curry.

Anonymous said...

This is a very creative combination, I am curious how it taste. Very suitable for the pumpkin season.