This tasty and simple recipe for Moroccan Berber pizza is a great way to experience Moroccan flavors. A straightforward dough and a tasty filling of ground lamb, onions, peppers, and spices are used to make the pizza. After that, it is cooked until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown.
For the dough:
- 1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing the bowl
- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the surface
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the filling:
- 1/2 kg ground lamb
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Method of preparation:
- In a large bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water to make the dough. Until the yeast is foamy, let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Mix in the flour, salt, and olive oil until a dough forms. The dough should be smooth and elastic after being turned out onto a lightly dusted surface for 5-7 minutes of kneading.
- Use olive oil to grease a big bowl. Put the dough inside the bowl and turn it to coat it in oil on all sides. The bowl should rise in a warm location for an hour or until it has doubled in size, covered with plastic wrap.
- Set the oven’s temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Warm up the olive oil in a big skillet over medium heat while the dough is rising. About 5 minutes after adding them, the onion and bell pepper should be soft. For one additional minute, add the garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, before adding the ground lamb.
- Punch the dough down and split it in half. Make a 12-inch circle out of each half. On a baking sheet that has been lightly greased, arrange the dough circles.
- Leaving a 1-inch border around the edges, spread the lamb mixture over the dough circles. Add some cheddar cheese and cilantro.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
- Allow to cool for a short while before cutting and serving.
Pizza made with Moroccan Berber ingredients is a tasty and convenient way to sample Moroccan cuisine. It’s ideal for an urgent weeknight meal or a special event.
The traditional accompaniment to pizza is mint tea, a flavorful beverage that goes well with the savory flavors of the pizza.Simply brew a pot of mint tea to go with Moroccan Berber pizza. The pizza should then be cut into slices and served with mint tea. A side of your preferred Moroccan dipping sauce, like harissa or za’atar, is also an option.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!