Food2 is jumping on board with Meatless Monday, an initiative to help reduce meat consumption for personal health and the health of the planet by going vegetarian for one day each week.
Looking for a quick and easy recipe for dinner tonight? Try this Mediterranean-style vegetarian pizza.
Mediterranean Vegetable and Gouda Pizza
1 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough
3 ounces homemade or store-bought marinara sauce
2 ounces sundried tomatoes, thinly sliced
3 ounces baby arugula
2 ounces king oyster or white mushrooms, sliced
4 ounces smoked gouda cheese (regular or soy/vegan)
6 pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
2. Grease fingertips with olive oil, and gently stretch dough out to the edges of the baking sheet.
3. Spread marinara sauce onto dough. Top with sundried tomatoes, arugula, and mushrooms, then Gouda and olives. Sprinkle a tablespoon of olive oil over the top, and season with salt and pepper.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve.