Margherita Pizza

Anyone can make pizza from scratch using our simple and delicious recipe for Margherita Pizza. Pizza dough can be surprisingly simple and our dough uses only 4 ingredients, you can’t say easier than that! The classic pizza topping of tomato, basil and mozzarella is always a hit. This pizza is the perfect size to create a single person pizza, so to serve more people, just increase the numbers of pizzas you make, then you can give each person their own, whole pizza!

This recipe uses Mellow Yellow Rapeseed Oil which is low in saturated fat and high in Omega 3, making this recipe ideal for a healthy and balanced diet. Simply click here to find your nearest stockist.


Serves 1

For the dough:
125g extra strong white bread flour
¼tsp salt
1tbsp Mellow Yellow Rapeseed Oil
75ml tepid water

For your topping:
2tbsp pesto
80g mozzarella, grated
Small handful of fresh basil leaves


Preheat your oven to 230°C/210°C fan and put a baking tray in the oven to get hot.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all dough ingredients together using your hands. Once combined, knead until smooth and no longer sticky. It should be quite sticky at first but the more you work it together, the less sticky it will become and should turn into a smooth ball of dough.
Leave covered for around 30 minutes, or up to a few hours if you are not ready to cook your pizza yet.
Roll out your dough on floured greaseproof paper. Spread the pesto over and scatter the basil leaves on top. Cover with your grated mozzarella.
Slide onto a tray and transfer to the hot tray in the oven.
Cook for 10-12 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

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