Mackerel & Olive Pizza with Fresh Basil

LAST SUMMER, I MADE THIS DELICIOUS FEISTY PIZZA. It is a summer special worth making again and again! Goes well with a glass of fresh lemonade or white wine. Also perfect for lazy winter nights though, especially with the benefits of fatty fish.

MACKEREL IS A FATTY FISH just like salmon, except that is it less expensive. I buy it canned from an organic food store or smoked from a local who catches them in the wild. Whichever you choose, make sure that your mackerel is wild and organic to get the most out of this healthy fish.

MACKEREL IS RICH IN omega-3, making it a potent anti-inflammatory food. With all the pro-inflammatory foods we eat today (gluten, sugar) it is important to include more healthy fatty fish in our diet.

makrele olive pizza

Mackerel & Olive
Pizza with Fresh Basil

Prep time 25 minutes. Serves 2.

Pizza dough, 20x30cm (store bought, at some supermarket it includes tomato sauce )
Tomato sauce, basic, 150ml (for example, Heinz brand)
Tomato, 1, diced
Wild mackerel, smoked or canned, 100g
Bell pepper, 1 (yellow or red), or mix up the colours by taking half of two
Black and green olives, 10 to 20 depending on how much you love them
Fresh basil leaves, 1 handful
Parmezan cheese and herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano) as topping

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Cover the pizza dough with tomato sauce and spread out all the other ingredients evenly over the pizza (parmezan cheese and herbs go last).

3. Bake for 12-15 minutes (cheese should be melted and dough shouldbe golden brown). Enjoy!


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