Cajun Vegetable Pizza Recipe - Assorted vegetables and herb pizza with topped with mozzarella cheese.

This recipe is from the book Any Time Temptations.

Main Ingredients : Pizza base , Refined flour (maida)

Cuisine : Continental

Course : Snack

Cajun Vegetable Pizza

This term Continental cuisine refers to the food eaten in the European countries. Under the mantle of Continental food come the British, American, Italian, New Zealand, Armenian, Hungarian, Russian and many other European cuisines.
Continental cuisines use less chilllies and very little spices. Instead fresh herbs and dairy products form an important part of continental dishes.  The cooking methods are mostly stewing, grilling and roasting which make the food low in calories as they use very less fat. Continental food use mostly items high in proteins like milk, cheese, eggs and meats.

Cajun Vegetable Pizza Recipe - How to make Cajun Vegetable Pizza


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Pizza base

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Dry yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Water 3/4 cup

  • Fat for greasing


  • Tomatoes finely chopped 4 medium

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small

  • Garlic finely chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Fresh basil leaves hand torn a few

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried red chillies crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Topping

  • Mozzarella cheese grated 1 1/2 cups

  • Dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes seeded and cut into thin strips 4 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips 1/2 medium

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Corn kernels boiled 1/2 cup

  • Crushed red chillies 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh basil leaves a few


Step 1

Mix yeast with a quarter cup of warm water and sugar and leave aside until frothy. Add frothy yeast to refined flour. Add salt and oil and mix. Add water and knead into soft dough. Leave the dough covered with a damp cloth in a warm place for about forty five minutes or until the dough is about double in volume.

Step 2

Knead the dough again and keep for ten to fifteen minutes more covered with a damp cloth. Divide pizza dough into four portions, roll out each portion into medium thick eight inch discs. Prick them with a fork all over.

Step 3

Grease a baking tray with fat and place the pizza bases over it. Preheat the oven to 220°C. For the sauce heat olive oil in a non stick pan, add the onion and garlic and sauté for two minutes. Add the tomatoes and stir.

Step 4

Add one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Stir in the basil leaves, salt and crushed red chillies. Simmer for about five minutes on medium heat or till it reaches a thick sauce consistency. Spread the sauce equally on all the pizza bases.

Step 5

Spread half cup of grated cheese on equally on them and sprinkle dry oregano. Bake them in the preheated oven for eight to ten minutes or until the pizza bases are crisp.

Step 6

Remove the pizzas from the oven and top them with tomatoes, green capsicum, onions and corn. Sprinkle crushed red chillies, the remaining grated cheese and olive oil. Tear the basil leaves and sprinkle on the pizzas.

Step 7

Bake the pizzas again for few minutes until the cheese melts and starts bubbling. Remove from oven, cut each pizza into six or eight pieces and serve hot.

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