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There are not many things in the world that are better than pizza. It is infinitely customizable & can accommodate vegans, people with gluten intolerance, and veggie haters of all kinds. I have posted MANY pizzas. You can look HERE & scroll through them.
This is a very straight-forward pizza with nothing especially original going on but it really was delicious. I used real fresh mozzarella & THIS No-Rise Thin & Crispy pizza dough recipe. I like this dough because (despite the instructions) I just throw everything in my bread machine & once it is a formed dough – I get to rolling it out so that I can get to shoving pizza in my face as soon as possible.
Spicy Jalapeno Pizza with Avocado & Cilantro
Serves one. Who are we kidding?
Pizza dough (I used 1/3 of THIS recipe)
Pizza sauce (I used Rao’s Arrabbiata)
Fresh mozzarella (or vegan alternative) (I used about 10 ciliegine – the balls about the size of a big gumball)
2 jalapeno peppers – seeded & sliced thinly
1/2 avocado – cubed
Heat the oven to 500 degrees. Make sure it has reached full temperature before baking your pizza or it will not come out as crispy.
Roll your dough out & place it on a lightly greased cooking sheet or – as I always do – place it on parchment paper on a cooking sheet. Nothing sticks to parchment & it smells nice cooking & it looks pretty when it browns.
Top with sauce, cheese & jalapeno.
Bake about 12 minutes – give or take – or until it is done to your preference. Ovens vary as much as personal tastes so this is not a science.
Top with avocado & cilantro.
Shove it in your face whilst making gluttonous sounds & occasionally growling at imagined pizza thieves. Wash it all down with copious alcohol. Go on Facebook and settle grudges. Feel intense self-righteousness & personal gratification. Promise to repeat the process tomorrow.