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Beetroot Pizza with Salami and Greens (TMX)

Whenever beetroot is in the fridge, it is pretty certain that beetroot pizza will be on the menu. Topped with nutrient-dense greens, it has become somewhat of a family favourite!

Beetroot Pizza with Salami and Greens

Adding a vegetable of some sort directly into the pizza dough itself, is a surefire say to get extra nutrients into your family's diet. Beetroot is a fun addition, particularly because of its vibrant colour!
Author: Dee's Home Kitchen

Ingredients

Pizza Base

  • 250 g beetroot peeled and cubed
  • 220 g lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp dried instant yeast
  • 200 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 200 g bakers flour
  • 20 g olive oil plus extra for greasing
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Pizza Topping

  • 400 g mixed greens (kale, spinach, chard, warrigal greens etc.)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 100 g tomato paste
  • 100 g salami
  • 200 g mozzarella cheese grated

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil and put aside.
  • Place beetroot into TMX bowl. Chop 5 sec/sp 7. Remove from TMX and set aside.
  • Without washing bowl, place water and yeast into TMX. Mix 20 sec/sp 2.
  • Add spelt and bakers flour, olive oil, salt and beetroot to TMX bowl. Process 2 mins/kneading function.
  • Place dough into prepared oiled bowl. Cover with cling wrap and set aside for approx. 1hr in a warm place. Dough should double in size.
  • Remove stalks from greens and finely chop stalks and leaves, keeping seperate.
  • In a large frying pan heat oil and add stalks, cooking for approx. 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and cook for approx. 30 seconds.
  • Add leaves of greens and cook for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  • Once dough has risen, divide in half and shape onto 2 pizza trays (lined with baking paper and lightly oiled).
  • Spread tomato paste over bases.
  • Cook bases in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and distribute greens over the top of the bases.
  • Place salami on greens and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • Cook for approx. 16-18 minutes until cheese is golden brown.

Notes

Any variety of greens will do for this recipe - feel free to mix it up!