Recipe Pizza with Broad Beans and Courgettes


1 Apr 2016
Local time
6:47 AM
London/Essex border, UK
Courgette and broad bean pizza.jpg

A light, summery pizza recipe made with broad beans, courgettes and garlicky Greek yogurt.

Makes 4 small
or 2 large pizzas
Serves 4 as a light meal, or 2 as a main meal
Prep. and cooking time 30-40 min


250 g self-raising flour
500 g Greek yogurt
100 g skinned broad beans
freshly boiled water
3 courgettes
extra-virgin olive oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
3 tsp dried thyme
3 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp crushed chilli
Sea salt, to taste

  1. Heat the oven to its highest temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour with 250 g of the Greek yogurt and a pinch of salt. Bring together into a dough with your hands (add a splash of water if it’s dry), then knead on a floured surface until smooth. Divide into 2 large or 4 small pieces.
  2. Roll each piece out into a mm thick circle, then fold over the pin and transfer to a floured baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, put the broad beans in a colander, pour over freshly boiled water and leave to drain.
  4. Put a frying pan over a medium heat. Thinly slice the courgettes lengthways, toss in a little olive oil, then fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked. The courgette slices will shrink. Drain on kitchen paper.
  5. In a bowl, mix the remaining Greek yogurt with a drizzle of olive oil and crushed garlic, then spread over the pizza. Top with the beans and courgettes, drizzle with a little more oil, then sprinkle with the thyme, sesame seeds and chilli.
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