Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day #21- French Laundry Veggie Pizza

Today I'm having the "sister" to the French Laundry Pizza- The French Laundry Vegetarian Pizza. It not only skips out on the chicken, but also the kalamata olives, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers. It's a completely different pizza altogether.

The vegetarian pizza is made with Roma tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and extra virgin olive oil.

I'm going to start out by saying that I love pizza. It's one of those foods that I'm always in the mood for. Although today, I was craving a chicken Caesar salad (I'm not at that point in the blog yet) pizza ended up sounding equally as good.

This is different than your average pizza- starting with the tomatoes, basil, and extra virgin olive oil taking place of the tomato sauce normally found on pizzas. I found this to be a refreshing change, and it made the pizza seem healthier. Extra virgin olive oil is the best kind of olive oil that you can get. These oils are cold-pressed, a chemical-free process that involves only cold pressure, which produces a natural level of low acidity. To be considered "extra virgin" the olive oil must have and acidity of less than 1%, and rate over a 6.5 on the Italian Tasting Panel's scale.

The fresh mozzarella cheese on the pizza is also a great change than the average bagged cheese used at most pizza joints. It's fresh, and you can taste the difference in flavor and texture.

I love this pizza. I would recommend it to anyone that loves pizza and wants to try something different. And if you want to make it a little more interesting, you can always add mushrooms (my favorite) or other toppings to the pizza to get even more flavor!


  1. The pizza looks great. it also one of my favorites. I love the fact that it is made without sauce.

  2. Great Vegetarian option! Thanks!

  3. It is a great vegetarian option. Soon I'll be trying the spinach and artichoke dip, which is vegetarian as well! Look for that post!