Classic Margherita Pizza


Classic Margherita Pizza

Garden-Fresh Margherita Pizza: A Vegetarian Delight

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with this vegetarian twist on the classic Margherita pizza. Bursting with the freshness of garden ingredients, this pizza is a delightful combination of tangy tomato sauce, creamy mozzarella cheese, and aromatic basil leaves. Perfectly adapted to vegetarian cuisine, this Margherita pizza is a must-try for all pizza lovers.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12-15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Plant-based, Mediterranean, Flexitarian, Pescatarian

Wheat (in pizza dough), Dairy (in mozzarella cheese)

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto


In this vegetarian adaptation of the Margherita pizza, we replace the traditional pepperoni or sausage toppings with an abundance of fresh vegetables. The result is a lighter and healthier version that still captures the essence of the original Italian dish. By using vegetarian-friendly cheese and omitting any animal-based ingredients, this pizza is suitable for those following a vegetarian diet. We alse have the original recipe for Pizza Margherita, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 280 kcal / 1172 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g, 6g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 3g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. 2.
    Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  4. 4.
    Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  6. 6.
    Arrange the tomato slices, red onion slices, and black olives on top of the cheese.
  7. 7.
    Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. 8.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  9. 9.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  10. 10.
    Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Tomato — Choose ripe and juicy tomatoes for the best flavor.
  • Mozzarella cheese — Opt for fresh mozzarella cheese for a creamy texture.
  • Basil leaves — Tear the basil leaves just before adding them to the pizza to preserve their aroma and freshness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your baking sheet or pizza stone before placing the dough on it.
  • Experiment with different vegetable toppings like mushrooms, bell peppers, or artichoke hearts to add variety to your Margherita pizza.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the pizza before baking.
  • To enhance the flavor, drizzle a little balsamic glaze over the pizza after it comes out of the oven.
  • Leftover pizza can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on a stovetop skillet for best results.

Serving advice

Serve the Margherita pizza hot, straight from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or as a delightful appetizer for gatherings. Pair it with a fresh green salad to complete the meal.

Presentation advice

For an appealing presentation, garnish the pizza with a few extra basil leaves and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. The vibrant colors of the tomatoes and basil will make the pizza visually enticing.