Vegetable pizza

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

Ingredients

• Dash olive oil
• 1 large red onion, halved then sliced
• 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces
• 100g mushrooms, sliced
• 1 tsp level dried basil
• 1 heaped tsp dried oregano
• 3–4 cloves garlic, crushed
• 2 good grinds black pepper
• 4 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
• 2–3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
• 2 large plain naan breads
• 125g-ball reduced-fat
• Mozzarella, thinly sliced
• 8–10 fresh basil leaves, to serve.

Top tips
• By cooking your vegetables first, you can get far more onto your pizza
• You can keep a couple of naan breads in the freezer and use different combinations of vegetables – even leftovers
• If you don’t have reduced-fat mozzarella, a reduced-fat Cheddar cheese works well
• Freezing instructions: Freeze in greaseproof paper. Defrost for
1 hour then bake as normal.

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/ gas 6. Add the olive oil to the pan with the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Next, add the peppers and mushrooms, and stir regularly for 7–8 minutes, making sure they are evenly cooked
2. Add the basil, oregano, garlic, a grind of black pepper, the sun-dried and fresh tomatoes. Mix well, bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, put a lid on and simmer gently for
5 minutes
3. Place the naan breads onto a baking tray and spread the vegetables and mozzarella cheese evenly over the top. Bake in the oven for around 8–10 minutes (until the cheese has melted and the edges of the naan are lightly browned)
4. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves and black pepper before serving.

Recipe reproduced with the kind permission of Diabetes UK

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