Mila’s Margherita pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • 6 - premade pizza bases
  • 200g - Dairy Free Greek White Cheese (find it at
  • - fresh basil
  • 1kg - cherry tomatoes
  • 60ml - olive oil
  • 45ml - balsamic vinegar
  • 2 - sprigs origanum
Mila is a vegan, so she uses dairy-free white cheese for her pizza.

1 Preheat the pizza oven by making a small fire at the back or on the side of the oven; add wood as needed to keep the fire on the go. Remember, it takes time to heat a pizza oven – about 2–3 hours, depending on the size. It should be between 300°C and 400°C to cook pizzas. An infrared thermometer (available at will help to determine the correct oven temperature.

2 Make the sauce Place the tomatoes in a large flameproof roasting pan and drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar. Sprinkle with the herbs and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. When the pizza oven is ready, bake the tomatoes for about 30 minutes or until they burst and start to brown. If you’re using a regular oven, preheat it to 200°C.

3 Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher to form a chunky sauce. Spread a layer of tomato sauce on each pizza base, arrange blocks of cheese on top and place in the pizza oven using a pizza paddle.

4 Bake for a few minutes until golden-brown and bubbling – keep an eye on the pizza; it cooks quickly and you may have to turn it halfway through. Once it’s been removed from the oven, sprinkle with fresh basil and serve hot.

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