Sometimes it's enjoyable to have your veggies in a fun and scrumptious form, so this is a version of a 'healthy' pizza. You can use low-fat cheese, skip the sugar from the tomato sauce, and maybe even use whole-wheat or a combination of whole wheat and plain all purpose flours for the base. And you'd have a fantastic, light and delicious pizza without suffering from all the guilt over the amount of calories a regular meat n cheese type of pizza would have! I know nothing beats those kinds of pizzas, but this veggie pizza isn't half bad either! :D
Here is my standard pizza-dough recipe, it will serve 3-4 people:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
5 tbsp. oil
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. instant yeast (use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches of baking powder
warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time. Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible.
Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.
Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray. Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes.
Now add some pizza sauce.
followed by some cheese and veggie toppings of your choice. I used boiled potato cubes, capsicum, sweet corn, onion, chili, tomatoes...you can add as many or as few veggies as you want!
Sprinkle a little more cheese on top, then bake in a preheated oven until the base is done and the cheese is nicely melted. Serve hot! :)