harissa pizza with moroccan spiced cauliflower & red peppers
Summer self procrastination.
Oh, it’s a thing-thing.
Every summer I map out what I want to accomplish. I create list after list and attempt to make said items on list come to fruition. But.Then comes eighty degree sun-filled days where friends persuade you to tube down a river with a beer in your hand….and the summer self procrastination strikes again.
I had an extreme case of summer self procrastination when I took an early college course going into my senior year of high school. In fact, I am way more productive in the brutal cold months because no one is marinating outside.
Anyways, summer has just arrived, and summer procrastination is likely to rear it’s head. But I will tell you one thing: I will never procrastinate about making pizza. But not just any pizza, I’m talking pizza made with harissa. Can I just tell you that harissa is bomb diggity? As in I may have broken up with ketchup. GASP!!
Harissa is a Northern Africa hot sauce/condiment made up of green or red peppers. You can definitely make your own, but when time is of the essence, I always go for a jar of Mina Harissa. Mina Harissa comes in three flavors: red mild or spicy, and green. The red spicy harissa works perfectly as the little extra kick in this tomato sauce. Throw in a little Moroccan spiced cauliflower and cheese, and you’ve got one sassy pizza!
Now, pass me a slice….errrrr make it two!
***This post was sponsored by Mina Harissa. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.***
Harissa Pizza with Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower & Red Peppers
- 1 Package pizza dough or one dough, homemade
- 1 cup fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
- ¼ cup spicy Mina Harissa
- 1½ cup cauliflower florets
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp coriander
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 small red pepper, sliced
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 1½ cup mozzarella, shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle.
- In a bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes and harissa. In another small bowl, combine cauliflower, cinnamon, coriander, and cumin.
- Spread the harissa/tomato mixture on top of the dough leaving a one-inch border. Top the harissa/tomato sauce with cauliflower, red pepper, onion, and cheese.
- Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!