This is my favorite pizza dough recipe so far. The dough is so easy to work with and gives a nice chewy texture. I found the recipe here and have not really changed it, but sometimes I add italian herbs to the dough.


  • 3/4 c warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 1/3 c all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 2/3 c semolina flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 TBS olive oil

To make the dough, stir sugar and yeast into warm water and let it activate for 5 minutes.

Mix flour and salt in a bowl and add the yeast and olive oil to it, making a soft dough. Knead on a well floured surface for several minutes until the dough becomes smooth. Lightly oil the dough and bowl and cover with a damp towel. Keep in a warm place and let it rise until doubled.

Roll the dough to desired shape (mine was rectangular). I like to fold the edged up and over in toward the center to create a “lip” on the crust. Pinch the folded edge together. Let this rest while preparing the toppings. In the meantime preheat the oven to 425 F.

Toppings I used:

Spread a layer of pesto onto the dough. Top with shredded cheese, then sundried tomatoes, then zucchini. Sprinkle with herbs and salt and pepper or whatever seasonings you like. Then crumble the feta cheese over the top.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Im sending this to Yeastspotting

and to Vegetarian Foodie Fridays.

Comments on: "Pesto Pizza with Semolina Dough" (15)

  1. This sounds really nice – I like the idea of the semolina in the crust- yum!

  2. That looks so good! I love pesto and pizza. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Delicious. I need to try this recipe. awesome.

  4. Ahh I love pizza. Very ncie recipe

  5. Tahemeem said:

    A perfect friday dinner.. loved it 🙂 loved the crust 🙂

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  7. I love pesto on pizza. Thanks for posting your crust recipe — I was looking for a new one. Will have to give it a try.

  8. Looks so delicious. 🙂

  9. This looks delicious! Not many people use zucchini on their pizzas because of the extra water it creates but I love it and you’ve made it look beautiful in your photo too!

  10. Perfectly done Pizza!

  11. Oh I neeeeeeed pizza now!

  12. Another very simple pesto pizza recipe: use whatever pesto sauce you like, then add some portobella mushrooms and organic spinach. Together, it’s unbeatable.

    Thanks for this recipe!!

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  14. pragmaticattic said:

    Mmm.. looks good. Another pizza crust recipe to try!

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