Mediterranean pizza recipe is the ultimate fresh family dinner that everyone will devour. This is a delicious homemade pizza with different Mediterranean toppings that will knock your socks off!
Part of me is always wondering about inspirational recipes and that’s how this Mediterranean flatbread came to life: Mediterranean flavors on pizza, a win win for everyone!
Mediterranean pizza toppings
This homemade pizza recipe is all about the toppings and what’s awesome is that you can add as few or as many toppings as you please. Some favorite Mediterranean pizza toppings are:
- Red onions
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Fresh Tomatoes
For this particular Mediterranean pizza recipe I used sliced fresh mozzarella which brought everything together very well. You can also use shredded mozzarella.
What kind of pizza dough should I use?
You can absolutely use any pizza dough or crust that you like, whether that be homemade or store-bought. I always prefer homemade and my favorite pizza dough recipe is this homemade pizza dough recipe by my friend Abeer. You can also get fresh pizza dough from a supermarket or even use pre-made pizza dough.
Mediterranean flatbread vs Mediterranean pizza
There isn’t really a huge difference between flatbread and pizza, to be honest. Flatbread is usually crispier on the edges and overall thinner whereas Mediterranean pizza has a chewier dough and is fluffier on the edges. Both are very tasty and are packed with fresh ingredients.
How to make Mediterranean pizza
This particular Mediterranean vegetarian pizza does not have a tomato sauce as we want the flavor of the toppings to pop. Once you roll out the dough, spread three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil on it and sprinkle with salt, pepper, dried basil and thyme. This will give a subtle classic flavor to the base of the pizza.
Then come the Mediterranean pizza toppings. Place all the toppings except fresh tomatoes on the dough and then top with slices of fresh mozzarella. Place the pizza in the oven for about 15 to 18 minutes until the cheese is melted and the dough is a little bit toasted.
Honestly, I love this Mediterranean pizza so much that I can totally have it for breakfast. Just like this quick breakfast pizza recipe, you can break an egg in the middle of this Mediterranean pizza to make it perfect for breakfast. What’s a better way to start you day than with veggies and cheese, right?
Want to make some changes in this Mediterranean pizza recipe?
You can always add other veggies such as zucchini and eggplant slices or even cooked chickpeas for a bit of crunch. I also love spreading hummus on the pizza dough before adding the toppings, it gives a nice creaminess to the pizza.
Notes and tips to make easy Mediterranean pizza
- If you would like to add fresh tomatoes to this homemade pizza, make sure to add them before serving and after the pizza is out of the oven because they tend to release their juice if cooked in the oven.
- You can also add some bell peppers to this homemade pizza.
- You can use any kind of pitted olives for this pizza recipe. I always like to use kalamata olives for pizza.
- Store the leftovers in an airtight container and reheat them in the oven at 250F for 10 to 15 minutes.
- If you like to add a protein to the pizza toppings, grilled chicken would be a good option.
Mediterranean Pizza Recipe
Mediterranean pizza is the ultimate easy fresh family dinner that everyone will devour. This is a delicious homemade pizza recipe with different Mediterranean toppings that would knock your socks off!
- 1 12-inch pizza dough homemade or store-bought
- 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried basil optional
- 1 can artichoke hearts 15 oz
- 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives pitted and halved
- 3/4 cup red onion sliced
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella sliced or shredded
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
Preheat the oven to 375F. IF you're using a pizza stone, place it in the oven.
On a baking sheet or a pizza peel, roll out the pizza dough to 12 inches.
Spread olive oil on the dough and sprinkle salt, thyme, black pepper and dried basil on the pizza dough.
Top the pizza dough with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, red onion and fresh mozzarella.
Transfer the pizza onto the pizza stone (if using) and bake in the oven for about 15 to 18 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top with fresh tomatoes and chopped parsley.
You can spread some hummus on the pizza dough before adding the toppings.