Beans, Olives, Mozzarella Pizza

I can never be bothered making pizza dough so normally use pita bread or  mountain bread as I like a thin crust. This comes from Hugh's Three Good Things.

serves 2
  • 2-4 pizza bases
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin white beans, such as cannellini, drained & rinsed
  • 2-4 balls of buffalo mozzarella (love Clevedon)
  • 1 cup of stoned black olives, very roughly chopped or torn
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the garlic & cook gently for 30 seconds. Add the beans with 200ml of water & increase the heat. Simmer for a minute or two.
  2. Using a handheld blender blitz the beans to a puree & season.
  3. Spread pizza base with bean mixture, tear up one ball of
    mozzarella & distribute over base followed by olives. Grind over pepper.
  4. Cook pizza in the oven for 10-12 minutes until crisp & golden brown at the edges. Enjoy!