Marinated Artichoke, Blue Cheese and Green Olive Pizza

, from Issue #47. August, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Marinated Artichoke, Blue Cheese and Green Olive Pizza

This is my favourite combination and if you’re feeling very indulgent, splurge on a lovely piece of gorgonzola.


½ recipe pizza dough
flavoured oil
3 tablespoons mascarpone
1 x 340 gram jar marinated artichokes
½ small red onion, thinly sliced
50 grams soft blue cheese, crumbled
10 large green olives
small handful fresh sage leaves
1 x 125 gram ball fresh mozzarella in whey, drained (I used Clevedon Valley Buffalo)
Parmesan for grating
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 225˚C.

Place a pizza stone in the oven and heat for a minimum of 30 minutes or place a heavy-based oven tray in to heat for 10 minutes

Roll the dough out on a large piece of baking paper to a 30 cm circle. Brush with oil then spread with the mascarpone. Top with the artichokes, onions, blue cheese, olives, sage leaves and ripped mozzarella. Brush everything with oil and top with a generous grating of Parmesan, salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve immediately. Makes 1 x 30 cm pizza