Pizza is a takeaway favourite, but it can be expensive to feed a family and it’s often overly greasy. Luckily, it’s actually quicker and cheaper to make your own! By using store-bought pizza crusts, you can have this Mediterranean Pizza ready and on the table in 15 minutes. This pizza packs a lot of flavour from salami, mushrooms, olives, and roasted capsicum, with added freshness from fresh basil and optional spice from chilli oil. However, feel free to change up the toppings to fit your family’s preferences. I like to pair this pizza with a simple rocket salad, but it’s also delicious on its own.

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Mediterranean Pizza

Mediterranean Pizza

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  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 homemade or store-bought pizza bases
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded, divided
  • 100 g hot salami (10 slices)
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup roasted capsicum/bell pepper strips
  • 1 garlic clove, freshly minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, firmly packed, to serve
  • 1 tbsp chilli oil, to serve (optional)

Rocket (Arugula) Salad

  • 120 g rocket/arugula leaves, approximately 4 cups
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F (all oven types). 
  2. Spread the tomato paste over the pizza bases.
  3. Sprinkle with 2/3 of the mozzarella cheese and then top with the hot salami, mushrooms, kalamata olives and roasted capsicum strips. Top with the remaining 1/3 of the cheese.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt flakes. Stir well and drizzle the oil on the pizzas. Use a pastry brush to brush any leftover oil over the crust of the pizza.
  5. Bake on 2 baking trays for 12 minutes until crisp and golden (place one tray on the top rack of the oven and one tray on the bottom if needed, and swap the trays halfway through cooking).
  6. Serve topped with basil leaves and chilli oil.
  7. To make the rocket salad, toss the rocket leaves with the remaining ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and serve alongside the pizza.
  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins