There’s no shortage of pizza diners, and places like the California Pizza Kitchen are always in the process of churning out new flavors and variants. If you’re in the mood for something different, try these pizzas and your taste buds will be in for a real treat. Whether they’re rolled, round or circular, the sumptuous taste is always going to be there.
The pizzette is a mini pizza and perfect if you just want to eat something a bit light. Unlike other recipes, pizzette toppings vary according to the season, although if you want the traditional dish, get one with the sliced roasted courgettes, ricotta cheese and cherry tomatoes, or those with fresh chopped parsley, parmesan shavings and sliced artichokes.
Lahmacun with Feta, Spinach and Pomegranate
Lahmacun is a special Turkish pizza, and while different toppings can be used the most popular are those with pomegranates and spinach. For extra flavor, red onions are added as well as a bit of salt and pepper, pine nuts and some garlic cloves, giving it a rich and different texture.
This French style pizza originated in Côte d’Azur, which though in France is very near Italy as well. The pissaladiere is usually served as an appetizer or a snack. Though several variants have appeared, the traditional pissaladiere has black pepper, thyme, anchovy fillets and some thinly sliced brown onions.
If you’re after classic Italian pizza, then the pizza patate (potato pizza) is the way to go. The potatoes are immersed in salted water, removing the moisture and making them easier to cook. As for the toppings, the charlotte potatoes are layered with some fresh rosemary leaves, diced onion and a bit of salt as well.
If you’re vegetarian, there’s no need to despair since the rosemary pizza was created just for you. The pizza consists of wholegrain flour and has a very distinct flavor thanks to the toppings consisting of baby spinach leaves, parmesan cheese, fennel seeds and maple syrup.
Alsatian tarte flambee
This is a pizza-tart treat noted for its thin crust and topped with wild mushrooms, leeks, walnuts, and blue cheese. Other variants however, use a combination of onions, bacon and crème fraiche for the toppings, as well as some ricotta cheese. Either way, you can’t go wrong with the Alsatian tarte flambee.
Finally, there is the Lebanese pizza, a delicious and exotic treat made with ingredients popular in the Middle East. Different flavors abound, but for the traditional dish, toppings will include paprika, salt and pepper, chopped parsley and cinnamon. In addition the pizza will have some ground cinnamon, ground cumin, lamb mince and garlic cloves.
One of the reasons why places like CiCi’s Pizza are so popular is they’re always offering something new. So if that standard pepperoni pizza is starting to get old, then look up these pizza recipes the next time you’re out dining and you won’t be disappointed. What’s really great about these pizzas though is their versatility, and you’ll find restaurants offering these but with different twists.