Curry Veggie Pizza

A few days ago an (unceasing) abundance of zucchini and a large container of yogurt that needed (needs!) to be used sparked me to create a fresh pizza with a curry twist. I love yogurt sauces, and I often flavor them curry-style. The family’s verdict: Delicious!

I’ll share the recipe with rough measures.

Veggie Curry Pizza

Crust: I always use the same basic pizza dough recipe, and for this pizza I rolled it very thin for a crisp crust.

Curry Pizza Sauce:
tomato paste (about 3 oz., half of a 6 oz. can)
cayenne pepper (to taste, maybe ½ teaspoon)
curry powder (to taste, maybe 1 teaspoon)
honey (1 to 1 ½ teaspoons)
basil (1 teaspoon)
salt (to taste)

In a bowl, mix the tomato paste with nearly an equal amount of water to create a thick pizza sauce. Add all other ingredients and stir to combine. This pizza sauce is slightly sweet which complements the tomato, curry, and basil really well. A great twist on classic pizza sauce! **This makes enough for one pizza with a bit left over to use in the yogurt drizzle below.

Pizza Toppings:

mozzarella cheese
thin-sliced zucchini
chopped fresh tomatoes

Curried Yogurt Drizzle:

plain yogurt (1/2 cup)
heavy cream (about 1 tablespoon)
curry powder (1-2 teaspoons)
bit of the above pizza sauce (about 1 tablespoon)
salt (to taste)
chopped fresh mint (5-6 mint leaves)

Mix the yogurt with the cream to thin it to a nice drizzling consistency. Add all other ingredients, tasting as you go to achieve a nice curry flavor. This will also be a bit sweet since there’s honey in the pizza sauce, and the mint is just so pleasant!

Bake that pizza at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. Drizzle the yogurt sauce on top for a delightful mélange of flavors!!