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- Serves: Makes one pizza
- Preparation: 15
- Cooking: 45
- Ready: 60
From plant-based pizzeria Purezza, this Zucca Pizza features a unique butternut squash sauce and a selection of tasty toppings.
- 1 pizza base (Purezza make their own)
- half a butternut squash
- a handful of fresh baby spinach
- extra virgin olive oil
- pinch fresh oregano
- 5 Sicilian sundried tomatoes
- sprinkle of Italian, organic pine nuts
- sprinkle of organic pumpkin seeds
- a few pieces Italian fresh radicchio rosso
- ½ onion, chopped
- ½ tablespoon brown sugar
Peel and cube the butternut squash then roast in the oven at 220°C/425°F/gas mark 7 for approx. 30-40 minutes.
Meanwhile, sprinkle the brown sugar over the chopped onions in a separate dish and cook in the oven until golden (approx. 15 minutes).
Once cooked, blend the butternut squash with a cup of still water. Add a drizzle of authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of Himalayan pink unrefined salt.
Add the butternut squash sauce to the pizza base with a handful of fresh baby spinach, a drizzle of authentic Italian extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of fresh oregano. Add the caramelised onions.
Put the pizza in the oven and cook for approximately 2 minutes at 500°C/900°F (or as close as possible). Cook for longer if at a lower heat.
Finish with fresh leaves of radicchio rosso, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and pumpkin seeds.
Recipe courtesy of Purezza
Purezza is a new 100% plant-based pizzeria, based in Brighton, which serves a wide selection of stone-baked pizzas with a twist. They offer a classic menu with favourites such as the Hawaiana and the Pepperoni, and a special menu which includes a four cheese pizza – the Quattro Formaggi – made with soy, coconut, almond and cashew cheeses. They also offer croissants, sandwiches, salads, coffee made with plant-based milks, and desserts including strudels and brownies.
Get 10% off pizzas and salads on Mondays by saying ‘Meat Free Monday’ when you place your order.