The first ever pizza created was intended for vegetarians and was called the Neapolitan. It was simply topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil, meaning that it could be enjoyed by all. Since then, other carnivorous toppings such as pepperoni and ham have been added to some varieties, but pizza has always been a food which is geared towards vegetarians. Nowadays, there are some truly inventive and unique ideas for vegetarian pizza toppings, and lots of these can be found at restaurants in the UAE. Here we take you through a few of the best, which can all be ordered for delivery to your door.
1. Truffle Goodness
Pizzas don't have to be associated with junk food and being unhealthy, in fact, a lot of the time the circular Italian dishes can be nutritious and good for the body. At Pinza!, the chefs stick to this philosophy and aim to provide customers with healthy and low-calorie pizzas by using an 80 percent water and 20 percent flour ratio in their dough. One of the standout clean options on the menu for vegetarians is the Truffle Goodness pizza, which is covered in prime Portobello mushrooms, truffles, parsley, and mozzarella. This makes for an exciting and indulgent combination of flavours.
Margherita in Downtown Dubai has a wide range of classic pizza options available, along with some contemporary ideas dreamed up by the highly proficient chefs. One of the most intriguing options on the menu is the Parmigiana, which features a sumptuous combination of mozzarella bufala, smoked mozzarella, and eggplants. These cheeses work harmoniously with the savouriness of the vegetable, and could surely turn even a die-hard meat eater's head.
Carluccio's in Dubai Mall has really pushed the boat out when it comes to original vegetarian toppings, and the Gorgonzola pizza is the pick of the lot. It's covered with creamy gorgonzola cheese and caramelized onions, but where it really differs from the traditional is with its other toppings. These are butternut squash and pine nuts, which make for a truly interesting combination of flavours. To top it all off, it's finished with a drizzling of honey. This is certainly not one to be missed.
4. California Veggie
Zpizza is a world famous Italian pizza joint which originated in California. It offers gourmet pizzas as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options, and has something to suit everyone's needs. Now, there is a branch in Dubai in the Business Bay, and for vegetarians looking for a fresh and vibrant pizza they should look no further than the California Veggie. This pizza is topped with a delicious array of juicy and wholesome vegetables including red onion, bell peppers, black olives, and roasted zucchini. It's absolutely ideal for those hot summer days.
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