Celery Pesto Rocket and Tomato Pizza


Top the homemade pizza crust with celery pesto, some of your favourite veggies, bacon, and cheese/es, and you have got a satisfying and totally delicious meal. Bon appetite!!!

Celery PestoDoughTopping
  • 50 g Almond slices
  • 3-4 cup Celery leaves
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 90 ml Walnut oil
  • 90 ml Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 350 g Bread flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic salt
  • 7 g Instant dried yeast
  • 240 ml Lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Celery almond pesto
  • 180 g Buffalo mozzarela, sliced
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 4 slice Rindless bacon, torn
  • 2 Tomatoes, sliced
  • Some baby rocket
  1. To make the pesto, place almond slices, celery leaves, Parmesan and salt in a food processor, then whiz to a paste. With the motor running, slowly add the oil until combined. Cover and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, garlic salt and instant dried yeast in a mixing bowl. Add in the warm water and olive oil. Stir at slow speed until all the ingredients combined. Increase the speed to the medium, and knead until the dough is smooth. Remove and shape the dough into a ball.
  3. Grease the mixing bowl with a little olive oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and allow it to rest for an hour until it doubles in size. Preheat the oven to 220C/440F. When the dough is double its original size, punch it down to release the air bubbles. On a lightly floured work surface, cut the dough into two equal pieces. Shape each into a thin round layer, about 12 inches in diameter.
  4. Spread two tablespoons of the celery pesto on each dough, then arrange mozzarella, Parmesan on top followed by torn bacon and sliced tomatoes. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until the crust is light brown.

76 comments:

Sharmilee! :) 1/10/10 18:31

Thin crust pizzas are my fav...looks so sinful

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Anncoo 1/10/10 18:32

Today I am the first ;) Your Pizza looks so delicious and healthy. Lovely clicks!

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Silence Sings 1/10/10 18:39

Drooling here....how much will you measure 7g in spoon??

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foodtravelandwine 1/10/10 18:47

Just love it!!!....everything!!....you are one of the best blogs I follow....What a wonderful pizza......Abrazotes, Marcela

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jelena 1/10/10 18:48

Bravo Angie! I have never seen celery pesto or heard of it. Nice choice of herb!

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kothiyavunu.com 1/10/10 18:51

Wow....absolutely delicious..pizza makes me drool.

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The Comfort of Cooking 1/10/10 19:02

What a great looking pizza! I have some leftover homemade pizza dough in the freezer, and this will be the perfect excuse to use it! Gorgeous photos and a lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing, Angie!

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Heavenly Housewife 1/10/10 19:19

Beautiful pizza, and so clever of you to use celery leaves. I've never used them before in my cooking, and i think its very creative.
Have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

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Torviewtoronto 1/10/10 19:37

delicious pizza lovely pictures

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Claudia 1/10/10 20:03

Angie - this goes to my heart. A new pesto, a little bacon, tomato, sweet mozz and a thin crust topped with rocket - all in one scrumptious dish. I don't even want to share it with my family. (shh)

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Priya 1/10/10 20:45

Wowww celery pesto, very tempting pizza..

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Faith 1/10/10 20:51

What a delicious, unique pizza! I've never heard of celery leaf pesto, I bet it's really delicious! I'd love to try this!

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pigpigscorner 1/10/10 21:08

Gorgeous flavours! My hubs would love this, he's a huge celery fan.

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Indonesia Eats 1/10/10 22:14

Now I'm craving for a pizza for my supper

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Pegasuslegend 1/10/10 23:00

I would be gorging myself on this!

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Jess @ Bakericious 1/10/10 23:14

Angie, you are reminding me that it has been sometimes I didnt bake pizza, you making me craving for it, yum yum :).

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Belinda @zomppa 1/10/10 23:27

I've never tried a celery pesto before - how unique!! Bet it adds some great flavor.

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Nitha 2/10/10 00:13

Delicious pizza.. and love the clicks too..

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Madhura Manoj 2/10/10 00:20

Awesome very tempting.Beautiful clicks :)

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HoHoHo 2/10/10 01:21

looks delicious... and the crust is nice and crispy... and celery pesto? hmm that's interesting...

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Sweta 2/10/10 01:29

I love pizzas with pesto-the almond touch to it sounds good!

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Dishesdone 2/10/10 02:54

Wow, celery pesto is a new one to me, but it looks really good! Your pizza looks perfect. Thin crust, my favorite!

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ 2/10/10 03:02

I love celeries. Celery pesto pizza something really new! Great addition Angie...;)

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Honey Bee Sweets 2/10/10 03:41

Healthy and delicious looking pizza! Celery pesto, very special! Thanks for the fresh new recipes, always finding and learning some new recipe when I come here. ;)

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Ivy 2/10/10 05:32

Have never made celery pesto before. Have to try it. The pizza looks delicious.

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Hearty Bakes 2/10/10 06:02

Love your thin crusty pizza, Angie! Recently i bought one pizza pan, looking forward to made home-bake pizza after looking at your sumptuous pizza.

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A Canadian Foodie 2/10/10 07:38

YUMMMMM. This look s gorgeous... you need to tell us more personal information - hehe - so we know who is enjoying all of this yummy food!
:)
Valerie

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sweetlife 2/10/10 07:45

Yeah I finally got your email subscribe working I had to subscribe three times, but it worked...perfect pizza and I love the celery pesto

sweetlife

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Krishnaveni 2/10/10 07:53

love your topping and celery pesto.......excellent

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Angie's Recipes 2/10/10 10:28

@sweetlife
I am sorry for that...I have no idea what exactly happened...
I will double check the feedburner email subscribe.

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Suchitra 2/10/10 10:32

oh boy, this looks fantastic! I am definitely going to try this out...

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Spoon and Chopsticks 2/10/10 11:18

That's a great-looking pizza, Angie.

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Joudie's Mood Food 2/10/10 11:51

The celery pesto is totally new to me. i love this idea. i will use it for sure. Looks great! Lovelu photos. They are making me hungry for pizza but its still earky morning here!!!!

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Cooking Gallery 2/10/10 12:55

YUM! this looks VERY good Angie! Thumbs up!

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My Little Space 2/10/10 13:33

Ahhh... I love that pesto! Sounds really tempting. I should start with my pesto project soon. You have a great weekend. And have a kitty day!
Kristy

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marla {family fresh cooking} 2/10/10 14:40

This pizza sounds amazing. That pesto is such a great topper - the nice thing too is a little goes a long way as far as flavor goes :)

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kitchen flavours 2/10/10 16:20

You are making me hungry..really you are... wish I could reach out and grab a slice, make that two slices!

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Chow and Chatter 2/10/10 16:44

wow fab pizza love rocket thanks for listening to the radio show would you like to come on mine sometime?

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Cristina @ TeenieCakes 2/10/10 17:13

What a gorgeous, fresh and flavorful pizza. The celery pesto sounds so good and great idea for other dishes too.

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Sophie 2/10/10 18:11

What a fresh looking quality pizza!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..celery pesto added must give such a nice flavour with the tasty pizza!

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Jenn 2/10/10 18:19

This is absolutely beautiful! Plus, you know it's gonna be good.. it's got bacon on it!!!

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Mother Rimmy 2/10/10 18:22

Love the celery pesto! I make an easy pizza dough in my breadmaker. Can't wait to try this one!

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Joanne 2/10/10 21:06

So good. I love homemade pizza and with pesto - even better.

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Erica 2/10/10 22:15

That pizza looks fantastic,Angie!I should try making my own pizza dough!

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aipi 2/10/10 22:23

I love pesto pizza..and homemade is the best..looks fabulous!

US Masala

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ravienomnoms 2/10/10 22:34

What a great meal! Everything looks great!

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Fimère 2/10/10 23:12

délicieuse et originale cette pizza à base de pesto, elle doit être drôlement délicieuse, j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

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Cynthia 3/10/10 00:48

Every time, without failure, you wow me with your creations!

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scrambledhenfruit 3/10/10 06:33

Celery pesto sounds fun! The pizza looks fabulous. :)

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Monet 3/10/10 07:15

What an unusual and delicious-sounding pizza! I love the thought of celery pesto (that would certainly impress my guests!) Thanks for sharing yet another great recipe. Your creativity is inspiring!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 3/10/10 08:37

Very unusual! The celery pesto sounds intriguing! I LOVE new dips and this looks very simple so I would love to try it! Thanks!

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Elin 3/10/10 10:43

I am hungry just looking at your mouth-watering pizza :p Great celery pesto rocket & tomato pizza..mmmm looks yummy :) Thanks Angie for sharing such a wonderful pizza

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Barbara 3/10/10 13:17

Celery pesto? I love it! So unusual. Your rocket pizza looks delish, Angie.

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OohLookBel 3/10/10 14:22

Gosh, your pizza looks amazing! Love how the tomato has melded into the thin base. Delicious!

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Devaki 3/10/10 15:08

Absolutely stunning Angie! That is one bloody awesome pizza!!!

I want some NOW ..lol...

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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OysterCulture 3/10/10 16:49

Angie, what amazing creativity you have. This pizza sounds like nothing I ever tried and I want to remedy that as soon as possible. What a tremendous treat.

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alwayswinner786 3/10/10 18:31

More than satisfying Angie!Celery Pesto yum! Drooling!

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Norma 3/10/10 19:47

What a great Pizza. Never thought of cellery pesto and I make all kinds of pesto. One more for my list. This pizza looks so fantastic..I can just smell the aroma and whant to jump in a grab a slice.

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Ananda Rajashekar 3/10/10 20:16

Though not a big fan of celery, your version is tempting love the addition of baby rockets love them :)

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Chef Dennis 3/10/10 20:37

celery pesto is new to me, it sounds wonderful!! and if you put bacon on that pizza I am definitely there! I love the combination of flavors and textures.....well done!!

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Magic of Spice 3/10/10 23:06

Holly...and everything you can imagine that would come after that...Splendid flavors here...and the photos ate amazing :) Love everything...

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Cherine 4/10/10 09:05

This pizza is to die for!!

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Pavithra 4/10/10 16:13

Oh gosh that looks so so so delicious.. wish i am there to relish a slice.

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 4/10/10 19:05

Celery pesto is a great idea. I always have a lot of leftover when I buy celery for a recipe.

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Chef E 5/10/10 00:42

Ummm, this pizza looks great, and it sounds like it would be great with arugula as well!

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noobcook 5/10/10 08:12

I've never made pesto with celery leaves but I have to try it! especially when basil is quite expensive here. Your salad looks so fresh, beautiful colours!

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tigerfish 6/10/10 03:08

I have not tried pesto pizza before, neither have I make it. But your pesto pizza is telling me, I should try it! I am not adventurous when choosing my pizza when I dine out - I usually just stick to tomato-based pizza with vegetables as toppings if possible.

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Foodessa 6/10/10 13:57

Angie...this is one of my favourite Sunday supper snacks...love the ingredient toppers. BTW...I find that your pics are really magazine worthy ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 6/10/10 14:11

I must try the celery pesto - very original! The pizza looks gorgeous and anything with rocket, I cannot keep my hands off :D

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Stella 7/10/10 00:03

Delicious! And I love the idea of a celery pesto-it sounds so flavorful, yet a bit less expensive (smile). Me likes less expensive;) Oh, and your pizza looks perfect, Angie...!

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Bridgett 9/10/10 07:24

The celery pesto sounds so interesting. What a creative new pizza to try. Love this!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/10/10 19:37

That pizza is magnificent and so droolworthy! Your pesto is very original.

Cheers,

Rosa

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claire 8/11/10 23:29

never thought or heard of celery pesto! what a great idea... your photos are amazing- i wish you would fly to dallas and take pics of my food!

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