July 17, 2010

Roasted Garlic and Olive Pizza

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

I have this fear that somewhere out in the virtual world, there is a reader who says "if Muslim Wife posts one more pizza post, that's it, I'm done with her!" because really, how many times can one person write about pizza? Well, dear reader, I ask you to bear with me one more time because this one is worth it.

This is a pizza that deserves a categories of its own. The type of pizza that, unlike the rest of them, takes a bit more prep-work and planning ahead. Yes, you'll need to get your oven going for a little while and yes I realize we're in the dead smack of a hot summer, but did I mention how worth it all this is?

Cuz it really, really is.

Roasted Garlic and Olives Pizza

1 recipe pizza dough (as usual, I use about 2/3 of this recipe for one pizza and save the rest for breadsticks, etc later in the week)
3 heads of garlic, cut in half horizontally
1 1/2 cups of a variety of olives, roughly chopped
red and yellow bell peppers, chopped in 1/2" pieces
1 cup of shredded mozzerella

1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Arrange cut heads of garlic on a square of foil each. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Seal-up foil and roast until soft, about 1 hour.Remove and let cool completely before squeezing out paste-like insides.

2. Spread roasted garlic on pizza dough. Arrange toppings and bake at 400 until cheese is bubbly.


  1. You're right, it DOES look yum so I'll let you get away with this one! LOL! Really yummy combo!

  2. so the garlic paste is used as a spread with the red souce? or alone..i love this and inshallah i will attempt doing it soon..
    thank u:)

  3. whew! :wipes brow: , thanks Umm Ibrahim!! ;)

    Moon Smile: yes, the garlic is supposed to be the base layer but I did add some tomato sauce/paste along with it - just my personal preference!


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