Pizza on a round wooden cutting board with a small bowl of salad leaves

Healthy pizza

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This healthy caponata pizza makes for an ideal family meal – it's loaded up with veg and full of the good stuff


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  • plain wholemeal flour 250g, plus extra for dusting
  • fast-action dried yeast 1 tsp
  • runny honey 1 tsp
  • extra-virgin olive oil 50ml, plus 1 tsp and extra for the bowl
  • aubergine 1, trimmed and diced into 1½cm cubes
  • onion 1 small, finely chopped
  • celery 1 stick, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, finely chopped
  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • raisins 30g
  • cherry tomatoes 200g, halved
  • mozzarella 125g ball, drained
  • pine nuts 2 tsp
  • capers 1 tbsp
  • flat-leaf parsley roughly chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • salad leaves to serve


  • Step 1

    For the dough, mix the flour, yeast and 1 tsp of salt in a large bowl. Dissolve the honey in 150ml of warm water and add to the bowl with 15ml of the oil. Mix to make a rough dough, then tip out onto a floured worksurface and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to an oiled bowl and cover, then leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  • Step 2

    Add 20ml of the remaining oil to a frying pan and put on a medium heat. Cook the aubergine, onion, celery and garlic for 8-10 minutes or until everything is soft and translucent.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine the vinegar with 15ml of the oil in a large bowl. Add the raisins and leave for 10 minutes. Tip in the aubergine mixture and the tomatoes, and toss. Season and set aside.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9 and put in a large baking sheet. Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a large piece of baking paper. Roll the dough out into a circle, roughly 35cm in diameter. Scatter the aubergine mixture on top, leaving a 2cm border. Tear the mozzarella into chunks, scatter over the pizza and brush the crust with the remaining oil.

  • Step 5

    Remove the baking sheet from the oven and, using oven gloves, carefully drag the baking paper with the pizza onto it, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the pine nuts and capers. Bake for a further 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Sprinkle the parsley on top, slice and serve with salad.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 508
  • Fat 23.3g
  • Saturates 6.6g
  • Carbs 53.2g
  • Sugars 11.7g
  • Fibre 10.2g
  • Protein 16.3g
  • Salt 1.7g