Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity. Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients. They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine. Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste. This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.
Apply a little olive oil to the dough, divide it into 2 large balls. Roll in a little dry flour and pat into 4-inch pizza base.
Halve and slice onions horizontally. Halve red capsicum, remove pith and slice into medium thin slices. Halve cherry tomatoes.
Grate cottage cheese into a bowl, add pesto sauce and mix.
For each pizza, sprinkle a little dry flour on a pizza base and pat it some more. Grease a non-stick pan, put the pizza base in it and pat lightly.
Spread the cottage cheese-pesto mixture over it.
Mix onion and red capsicum and crush lightly and spread over the cottage cheese-pesto mixture. Sprinkle halved cherry tomatoes. Break small pieces of mozzarella cheese and place on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle black olives.
Keep the pan in the preheated oven and bake till the base is cooked and the cheese melted.
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