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I have friends coming over on Saturday, including someone who is a vegetarian and allergic to tomatoes. I thought I might try my hand at a tomato-free pizza. Does a pizza bread base with caramelised onions, peppers, and say goat cheese sound OK?

Date: 2017-02-08 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugshaw.livejournal.com
Ooh yes. Things like olive oil, marinated artichokes, olives, garlic, capers are also good.

Date: 2017-02-08 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Don't want to get too complicated - this is more of a buffet thing than a main course.

Date: 2017-02-08 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pauldormer.livejournal.com
Replacing pizza bread with pastry, it sounds like the Tesco's Finest pepper and goat's cheese flan I usually serve up to the same people.

Date: 2017-02-08 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
I think I generally arrive too late for that, it's all been eaten...

Date: 2017-02-08 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Definitely! Caramelised onions make a lovely pizza.

The Co-op do one with potato slices, cheese and rosemary which would go really well on top of the onions, too. (They add chorizo too but I reckon as long as the cheese is tasty it would be fine without.)

Date: 2017-02-08 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Don't want to get too complicated, it's a buffet meal so the pizza is just one of several choices.

Date: 2017-02-08 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Sour cream works as a replacement for tomatoes too. See e g Flammkuchen: https://www.thebreadshebakes.com/2012/10/flammkuchen-pizza-with-a-german-twist/

Date: 2017-02-08 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Thanks - but that one doesn't use cheese, and I definitely want something cheesy.

Date: 2017-02-08 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
I've never come across a recipe that isn't made better simply by adding cheese... :)

Date: 2017-02-08 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenchurche.livejournal.com
That does sound good... although I would brush the pizza base with olive oil before adding the toppings. Something else to try would be a bit of unsweetened mango puree (mango makes a surprisingly good substitute for tomato) or, even better, a roasted red pepper puree. My sister-in-law, who is allergic to tomatoes, generally uses the latter.

Date: 2017-02-09 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Maybe another time - I want to keep things simple for my first attempt.

Date: 2017-02-08 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pwilkinson.livejournal.com
Certainly sounds OK - and I fully intend to try confirming that!

Date: 2017-02-09 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Hopefully it won't be a disaster...

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