VegBox Recipes

Super-quick cheating pizza

This super-quick pizza recipe can be rustled up in less than 10 minutes and tastes delicious, either with fresh summer tomatoes or a quick can of Italian chopped tomatoes. Fresh spinach or rocket makes this an easy, quick, healthy treat. See the variations for options with kale, courgette (zucchini) or peas!
 
 

Ingredients

Makes 1 pizza - it's a fab recipe, you might want more than one!


1 tortilla bread

3 tablespoons tinned tomatoes (drained and chopped) or 8-10 cherry tomatoes, squashed

25g Cheddar cheese (grated)

Fresh herbs, such as basil or thyme leaves

A splash of olive oil

A handful fresh spinach leaves, rocket leaves or finely shredded kale
 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the grill while you're preparing the tomatoes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and then add the tortilla. Cook for 1-2 minutes, to crisp the base.
  3. Put the tortilla on the grill pan, top with the tomatoes and the cheese. Add the herbs and the spinach / rocket / kale.
  4. Grill for 2-3 minutes - watch the tortilla doesn't burn.
 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

10 mins
 

Notes & Variations on Super-quick cheating pizza

The sky's the limit! Just keep the toppings light and quick to cook.

Fresh peas would look (and taste) great.

Or you could try very finely shredded kale leaves, or thin slices of courgette (zucchini) when they're in season.
 
 
 

Get the free newsletter

Veg Box Recipes Newsletter

Make sure you always stay up-to-date with our latest seasonal hints, tips and recipes. Plus exclusive discounts and competitions from ethical companies.

And it's free!


Subscribe now

 

Rate It!

Have you tried this recipe? Tell us what you think of it.

 




Find more recipes

 

Pizza Recipes

Halloween Mummy Heads
These look brilliant when they come out from under the grill.
 
 

Tomato Recipes

Denise Tolson's Smoked Haddock and Early Apples
Apples come into season in the UK in August, and there are varieties in season all the way through till the end of March.

Denise Tolson, VegBox Regular and our "Appointed Apple-Afficionado for August", recommends a savoury recipe using smoked haddock and early season apples.
Aubergine Recipe: Melanzane Parmigiano

Aubergines baked in tomatoes and cheese. This vegetable dish makes a delicious italian-style supper! And it's easy to make!

Serve with salad and garlic bread, or serve as an accompaniment to meat and fish.

Imam Bayildi - Stuffed Aubergine (Eggplant)

TRADITIONAL TURKISH DISH: IMAM BAYILDI - STUFFED AUBERGINE (EGGPLANT)

Tasty aubergine dish with delicately intertwined flavours.

The name of the dish literally means “The imam fainted”. It is said that an imam (priest) swooned with pleasure on tasting the dish.

Serve Imam Bayildi with flatbreads for a delicious vegetarian meal, or alongside meat.

Aubergines (eggplants) come into season in the UK in May, and are at their best in June, July, August, September and until mid October.

Grilled Aubergine with Tomatoes and Goats Cheese
Easy to make and versatile. This grilled aubergine dish can be served as an indulgent snack, an impressive starter or as a main meal when accompanied. We recommend diced, fried potatoes and salad.
Mozarella and Aubergine Baguette

BAGUETTES FILLED WITH AUBERGINE (EGGPLANT) AND MOZARELLA

Aubergines don't have to be reserved for stews, casseroles and bakes! As they are quick to cook and tasty, aubergines also work well as a snack food.

Aubergine and mozarella baguettes make a delicious light lunchtime meal. Add chips and a spicy salsa for a bigger meal.

Aubergine & Courgette Stack

AUBERGINE (EGGPLANT), COURGETTE, TOMATO & MOZARELLA STACKS

These aubergine and courgette stacks are great served with rice. They're also a delicious, healthy and easy-to-make addition to the BBQ for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

 
 

Spinach Recipes

Denise Tolson's Smoked Haddock and Early Apples
Apples come into season in the UK in August, and there are varieties in season all the way through till the end of March.

Denise Tolson, VegBox Regular and our "Appointed Apple-Afficionado for August", recommends a savoury recipe using smoked haddock and early season apples.
Mozarella and Aubergine Baguette

BAGUETTES FILLED WITH AUBERGINE (EGGPLANT) AND MOZARELLA

Aubergines don't have to be reserved for stews, casseroles and bakes! As they are quick to cook and tasty, aubergines also work well as a snack food.

Aubergine and mozarella baguettes make a delicious light lunchtime meal. Add chips and a spicy salsa for a bigger meal.

Broccoli & Kale Stir Fry
This is a great recipe for a quick lunchtime stir fry. It uses broccoli and kale (or dark-leafed cabbage or spinach) because these are so rich in nutrients. It can easily be adapted to have a Japanese style, if you prefer.
Quiche with Chard and (Ethically-sourced) Chicken
This recipe was submitted to us by Justin, who says:

"Well, I had some red chard I didn't know what to do with, so I figured I could put it in a spinach quiche (in place of the spinach of course). And it came out splendidly."

We say: "Good on ya, Justin ... GRRREAT recipe! And thanks for the great photo from your blog."
Aubergine & Courgette Bake
This is a great way of using up spare courgettes and aubergines, towards the end of the veg box's week. And it's so easy!
Kale Pesto Pasta
This is a brilliant way of sneaking kale past fussy eaters. The garlic helps reduce the bitterness of the kale and the pine nuts add a sweet, nutty flavour. It also works well with spinach, chard or black nero cabbage.
 
 
 
 

Bookmark and Share

Bookmark and Share

BBC LONDON Featured on Badge