pitta pizzas

Recipe from 15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow (Quadrille, £15) Photography © Dan Jones.

Pitta breads make wonderful pizza bases that can be loaded with toppings before being baked until golden. Little hands love to help too!

Serves 2

4 white pitta breads

4 tablespoons tomato purée

4 chestnut (cremini) mushrooms, sliced

2 tablespoons jarred artichokes in olive oil

1 tablespoon pine nuts

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

drizzle of olive oil

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced

handful of rocket (arugula) leaves, to serve

handful of basil leaves, to serve

8 pitted black olives, , slivered, to serve

Get creative with the toppings! Switch tomato purée for my lemon and almond pesto (see page 174 in 15 Minute Vegan) and experiment with flavoured oils.

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7.

Arrange the pitta breads on a baking tray and spread one side with the tomato purée.

Shake off any excess oil from the artichokes and roughly slice them, then lay onto the pittas.

Scatter over the pine nuts and oregano, then drizzle with oil.

Bake for 10 minutes until the base is golden. Scatter with chopped chillies, rocket leaves, basil leaves and olives to serve.

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