A friend of mine mentioned a while back that her favourite pizza topping is zucchini slices. At first, I was a bit skeptical, but when my aunt gave me a zucchini from her farm the other week and I was looking for something do with it, I decided to give pizza a try. It’s not that I didn’t think I would like zucchini as a pizza topping, I just thought I’d like the usual toppings –tomato, pepperoni, and green olives– more. Needless to say, it was fantastic! We will definitely be having this again.
Pizza with Zucchini Slices
- Pizza crust (homemade and store-bought both work) – approximate cost $3.00
- Barbecue sauce (I used a hickory-smoke flavoured sauce) – approximate cost $0.40
- Mozzarella cheese – approximate cost $2.50
- 200-300g thinly-sliced quick-fry beef – approximate cost $3.00
- 1/2 zucchini – approximate cost $0.75
- 1/2 tomato – approximate cost $0.50
- 1/2 sweet onion – approximate cost $0.40
- If you’re making your own crust, make this first (if you’ve bought a crust, take it out of the packaging) and place the prepared crust on a baking pan
- Thinly slice the onion, zucchini and tomato. Set the zucchini and tomato aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cook the onions over medium heat with a small amount of olive oil.
- While the onions are cooking, thinly slice the beef and add it to the onions. Cook until browned
- Spread a generous amount of barbecue sauce on the pizza crust.
- Add the toppings in any order you’d like.
- Bake the pizza for 5 minutes on the tray, then carefully slide it off the tray and onto the oven rack. Bake for an additional 5-10 minute.
- Let the pizza cool on the counter for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings (approximate cost: $2.64 per serving).