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We got the ham going a bit late today. So while we waited we did Pizza before we starved. This is an unusual pizza that really wakes up your taste buds. It is a bit like an Olive Brushetta.

 

My wife likes the big thick puffy crust so that is what we did.

 

Spread the formed pizza dough with the Red Pepper Pesto and then cover with the olive salad. Cover with cheese.  Slide on to the Pizza stone and cook until done.

 

Red Pepper Pesto

 

1/2 cup of roughly chopped roasted red peppers  from a jar. Drain and pat dry

 

1TBS capers rinsed

 

1TBS  olive oil more if needed

 

2 TBS toasted walnuts

 

Process in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl.

 

 

Olive Salad

 

1/2 cup of green olives

 

1/4 cup black olives

 

1/4 cup  chopped sweet cherry peppers

 

1/4 cup chopped pickled vegetables

 

2 cloves of garlic, minced

 

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

 

1 tsp dried Italian herb blend

 

No need to clean the processor. Pulse the Olive Salad until  coarsely chopped into 1/4 inch or less pieces.

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We had missed Friday night pizza so I had the dough for three pizzas. We went with a Hawaiian, Peperoni. and the Muffaletta.

One slice each and we put the ham off till almost bed time. The leftover pizza is still good even days later. We are still eating the ham also.

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