How to Choose Your Pizza Toppings
You can select from a wide range of toppings to adapt a pizza to your taste. And if you’re going to indulge yourself, why not do it properly? But if you found it hard to select a pizza from the menu, choosing the right combination of all available ingredients might seem a mission impossible You’re hungry and you want to eat now! So here’s an easy taste guide to help you combine your favourite toppings.
Step 1: The first topping that comes to mind
Everyone has a favourite topping. When it comes to eating, your intuition is always right, so don’t make any compromises here. Whether your feel like pepperoni, pineapple, pesto or prawns, there is a unique combination out there that will exceed your expectations.
Step 2: Counting calories?
If you don’t have a second topping in mind that has to be on your pizza, this is the moment to ask yourself whether you want to keep an eye on the calories or want to indulge yourself. This will help you decide whether you should consider deep pan and cheese stuffed crust pizza’s, or stick to a thin crust bases or calzone. If you want to stay on the healthy side, you might also want to turn a blind eye on greasy toppings such as extra cheese, pepperoni, meatballs, sausage and bacon. For healthy varieties, think along the lines of sour cream, olives, pineapple and reduced fat cheese.
Step 3: Choose a good support act
To help you find the perfect combination, here’s a list of tastes that go well together. Use your creativity to pick and mix a special treat for yourself. For the best results, combine four or five ingredients.
Anchovies – capers; chilli; mozzarella; mushrooms; olives; pepperoni.
Barbeque Sauce – bacon; chicken; extra cheese; mushrooms; pineapple.
Chicken – chilli; feta; pesto; pineapple; spinach; sundried tomato.
Goat’s cheese – roasted vegetables; pesto; pineapple; seafood; spinach.
Pepperoni – asparagus; chilli; extra cheese; roasted peppers; salami; pesto; pineapple.
Pineapple – chilli; ham; ground beef; jalapeno peppers; pepperoni; salami; other fruit.
Prawns – anchovies; avocado; black olives; chilli; garlic; mushrooms; pineapple; red onion; spinach and feta; other seafood.
Spinach – egg; feta; goat’s cheese; onion; roasted pepper; sundried tomato.
Tuna – cheddar; mushrooms; pineapple; prawns; red onion; sweet corn; other seafood.
Step 4: Taste Check
Before you place your order, try visualizing what you’re going to get. Does it whet your appetite? No? In that case, your combination might need a quick tweak. You might have selected too many conflicting flavours! Not to worry. Check if you’ve got several of the following toppings on your pizza and simply leave out one of the troublemakers.
specific sauces; seafood; blue cheese; egg; pineapple; chilli; pesto.
– strong cheeses
– chilli or jalapeno peppers
– barbeque sauce
– tikka massala sauce
Step 5: Liven it up
Are you paying for four toppings, but have you only chosen three? If you find your pizza a bit empty, there are a couple of ingredients that go well with almost anything.
– Extra cheese
– Red onion
– Cherry tomatoes
– Black olives