Some lighter pizza toppings to try

Some lighter pizza toppings to try

August 30, 2018 0 By Saidul Hoque

Pizza is one of human beings’ greatest food invention. This delicacy has its roots in Italy but it has become one of the most popular selection in menus across the world. From Dominos to Pizza Hut, there are many franchises that have centred their business model on pizzas. As expected, the unique taste of pizza has brought success to these companies. However, no one pizza is the same as the next.

The selling point is always the preparation, the ingredients and the toppings used. Pizza starts out with the bread which can be anything from flatbread to French bread and thin-crust. The next key step is adding the right sauce. Finally, the toppings form the most crucial addition. Cheese is the most popular selection but an array of conventional and unconventional choices is available

Whether you’re preparing pizza at home, visiting a pizza joint, or ordering delivery, deciding on the toppings you want can be a daunting task. Trendy pizza toppings ebb and flow, but some toppings are so everlasting that they have become iconic pizzas in their own right. At every pizza joint and on every delivery menu, you are bound to see certain pizzas. The Margherita pizza is one of these pizzas. Margherita pizza is a Neapolitan-style pizza with thin crust, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and a few leaves of basil. These toppings are simple but they deliver an unparalleled flavour.

It’s hard to claim to be a pizza lover without having tasted pepperoni pizza. This is America’s number one pizza topping and a popular choice across the world. This topping even graces the pizza emoji. The popularity of pepperoni pizza is from its unique tasteful appeal. The slightly spicy and salty taste holds its own against waves of melty cheese and gets ever-so-slightly crisped in the hot oven. Grease can be a great concern with pepperoni pizza. Therefore, it’s prudent to stick with parmesan cheese and part-skim mozzarella for topping pepperoni pizzas. However, when it comes to pepperoni pizza don’t be afraid to go all in.

The Hawaiian pizza is one the most controversial delicacies. Ironically, the Hawaiian pizza has its roots in Canada.  The pizza is a combination of cheese, tomato sauce, ham, and pineapple. Although the idea of pineapple in pizza doesn’t get everyone excited, the taste is one to die for. The Hawaiian pizza combines both sweet and savoury tastes. Preparing a Hawaiian pizza is not too complex. A simple red sauce as your base combined with canned pineapple rings cut into bite-sized pieces are all you need. You can also add ham to the topping to accentuate the final taste.

For meat lovers, there is a wide selection of pizzas available. BBQ Chicken pizza is a fine selection for meat lovers across the globe. Originally, BBQ Chicken pizza was made with BBQ sauce, cilantro, red onions, fontina cheese and most importantly chicken. Contrary to what the name suggests, BBQ Chicken pizza doesn’t require a barbeque pit. The name has its roots from the combination of barbeque and tomato sauce used in preparing the pizza. The cooked chicken used in the pizza can be shredded or cubed. The chicken is held in place with a combination of cheeses and part-skim mozzarella. Whisper-thin red onion slices add a contrasting texture and flavour to the pizza.

Meat-lover’s pizza holds the most toppings on a single pie. If you are feeding a hungry crowd, you cannot go wrong with the meat lover’s pizza. It contains pepperoni, meatballs, sausage and mushrooms. Since the pizza has a lot of toppings it is prepared with a thick crust. The sausage, meatballs and mushrooms should be cooked before topping the pizza. If you fancy other selections you can go for a dressier steak pizza or cheeseburger pizza.

The vegetarians can enjoy the numerous vegetable pizza recipes. Mushrooms are the ultimate veggie pizza topping. Coupled with cheese and sauce, mushrooms deliver a unique meaty taste. Sun-dried tomatoes are also a tasteful topping, especially when paired with olives, spinach and feta cheese. Eggs also add a rich taste to pizzas. The well-baked egg can be combined with greens, tomatoes or cheese. The egg pizza is a good selection for breakfast or dinner. If you want other toppings for your veggie pizza you can go for grilled eggplants, sautéed onions, pumpkins, olives, fresh figs or vegetarian sausages.

There are numerous unconventional toppings that can be used on pizzas. These include asparagus, bell peppers, artichoke hearts, Nutella and fresh fruit toppings. Such toppings have made pizzas not only a fine choice as a main meal but also a tasty dessert and snack. Next time you are making pizza or placing an order, trying out the numerous toppings available.


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