Trio Of Pizzas

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On this week's episode of Farmer's Kitchen presented by Spinneys, Helen is joined in the kitchen with Mandana Shabani from Brambles. She's creating some beautiful pizzas with toppings that you don't see everyday. 

Using fresh produce from Spinneys you can re-create these at home. Watch the episode below to see how it happens and get the ingredients and recipe below. 

Thankyou to the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights for allowing us to cook in their amazing kitchens at Al Manzil.

Trio Of Pizzas in Farmer's Kitchen

On this week's episode of Farmer's Kitchen presented by Spinneys Dubai, Helen is once again joined by Mandana Shabani from Brambles Dubai to create a trio of pizzas. Not your everyday pizzas, These toppings will blow you away! We used the incredible live cooking stations at Al Manzil at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Posted by Dubai Eye 103.8 News. Talk. Sport on Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Pizza dough (makes 3 pizzas)


  • 500g All Purpose Flour
  • 12g Salt
  • 4g Yeast
  • 12g olive oil
  • 300g water


1. Mix yeast with water and set aside to bloom.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt and mix well.

3. Add yeast water mixture slowly and start to mix by hand. Add olive oil. Mix gently and set aside for 1 hour.

4. After 1 hour, set up a floured work surface to knead your dough. Place dough on floured surface and start kneading until smooth. 15-20 minutes.

5. Place dough in a bowl and cover with fabric and allow to proof for 24 hours.

6. Cut dough into 3 even pieces. And make into rounds. Set up your work surface by flouring it and flatten your pizza dough by hand, working from the centre to the outer edges.

7. Brush with olive oil, minced garlic and bake at 200 for 15 minutes.

NB. This dough base can also be topped with traditional ingredients prior to baking

Variation 1: Avocado Pizza


  • 1 Hass avocado, large & ripe
  • 1 tomato, small, cubed
  • 1 radish, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tbsp pink pickled onion
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves picked
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 pre-made pizza dough base (as above)


1. For the avocado, mash avocado, lime juice in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Store in the fridge.

2. For the “Good Seeds” mix black and white sesame, flax, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and set aside.

3. Top cooked pizza base with mashed avocado. Then start assembling the toppings to your liking. Sprinkle tomato, pickled onion, jalapenos, radish and good seeds mix.

Finish with a healthy sprinkling of coriander.

Variation 2: Shakshuka & Kale Pizza


  • 2 organic eggs
  • 5 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ chilli flakes
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • 1 cup rocket leaves
  • 1 pre-made pizza dough base
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

For the kale borani:

  • 1 cup sautéed kale
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced and sautéed golden brown
  • ¼ cup chopped onion, sautéed golden brown
  • 2 cup labneh, full fat
  • 1 tsp. black lemon powder
  • 1 tsp. saffron water

For the shakshuka sauce

  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, cubed
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, or any spicy chilli powder
  • ½ cup coriander, coarsely chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste

For the Kale Zhoug:

  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 cup coriander leaves, picked
  • 1 cup kale, de-stemmed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 2 tsp. cardamon powder
  • ½ tsp. chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Water as needed
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil


1. For the borani, mix all ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Store in the fridge.

2. For the shakshuka, heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bay leaves, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, cumin, salt. Cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Add tomato paste; stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, paprika, cayenne, and coriander to pot; cover simmer on low for 30 minutes. Keep warm.

3. For the kale zhoug, combine all ingredients except for olive oil in food processor. Once pureed, hand whisk olive oil and store in fridge.

4. For the eggs, combine the oil and chilli flakes in a skillet and heat on high. Once the oil is nice and hot, break 2 eggs in and allow to fry up with crispy edges. Spoon over the chilli oil over the top to cook whites all the way through.

5. Top pizza dough base with kale borani, shakshuka sauce, chilli fried eggs. Drizzle kale zhoug over the top and finish with rocket eaves.

Variation 3 - Butternut Squash & Lemon Ricotta pizza Serves 1-2


  • ¼ butternut squash, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 gem squash, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp coarse black pepper
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate jewels
  • 5-7 mint leaves
  • 5-6 pecans, toasted


Preheat oven to 180C.

1. Mix squash slices with olive oil, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and thyme and toss well. Place on an oven safe tray, be careful not to have the slices touching. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes or until squash is cooked through and caramelised.

2. For the Maple Onion Jam, place a large frying pan on low/medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and add onions, salt, pepper and stir often to get even colour. Once onions are golden, add maple syrup and apple cider vinegar. Continue to cook on low heat until onions turn into a sticky, jam consistency.

3. Mix ricotta, lemon zest, black pepper and lemon pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

4. To assemble the pizza, top the cooked pizza base with Maple Onion Jam. Top with dollops of lemon ricotta mixture. Layer squash slices, and finish the dish with pomegranate, torn mint leaves, and toasted pecans.

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