This lemon ricotta pizza is a beautiful meat-free pizza which is both bold and subtle in flavour. It’s a very grown-up offering, and we’re sure you will enjoy adding it to your repertoire. A good quality fresh ricotta is so delicate and mild in flavour with a texture that’s creamy and soft on the palate. You may be forgiven for thinking that ricotta on a pizza may be bland and “too light.” But this is far from the case. Full milk ricotta has a richness which is such a perfect meat substitute. We combine it with the liberal use of tangy fresh lemon and fresh rocket, with its peppery overtones. This is balanced by the unmistakable nuttiness of toasted pine nuts, and rich garlic underneath. It’s very flavourful and you won’t miss the meat!
For something like this fresh lemon ricotta pizza, you don’t want it all to be too cheesy. But, we have added a little depth with a combination of sweet parmesan and just a sprinkling of mozzarella. Ricotta is the star of the show though, featuring both underneath and dotted fresh over top.
We love homemade pizza dough as the flavour is so delicious. This is our favourite pizza dough recipe – there might be fancier ones or better ones out there, but that’s the one we use, and it works for us. If you can’t be bothered with the dough, that’s okay too. Look for a good quality pre-bought version or the best ready-made pizza base you can find and don’t sweat it. We like Letizza, who are also in your local specialty retailer.
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