Pesto Lamb Caprese Pizza

Pesto Lamb Caprese Pizza

Capr-easy your way to midweek meal heaven: Pesto Lamb Caprese Pizza

The 20-minute Italian job. So simple, so delicious, SO quick.

Serves: 2
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

200g lamb steak, sliced finely
1 large pizza base
100g pesto
150g baby mozzarella/ bocconcini
150g large heirloom tomatoes, sliced thinly or cherry tomatoes cut in half
1 bunch basil leaves, to serve

Preheat fan-forced oven to 180°C.
Place base on a pizza stone or tray and spread pesto evenly all over, leaving a 1cm border around the edge.
Evenly place tomato slices all over pizza ensuring topping in each slice.
Toss lamb slices in salt, pepper and a little oil, then scatter evenly over pizza.
Place bocconcini evenly over pizza.
Put pizza into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is browned, cheese has melted, and lamb is just cooked.
Scatter fresh basil all over to serve.

Either lamb leg or lamb loin cuts would also work perfectly for this recipe.
Get creative with toppings and work with what you've got in the fridge or cupboard.
You can either make your own pizza base on the weekend and freeze or buy premade in the supermarket.

Reclaim your Mid-Week Meal-time Mojo

Picture this: it's time to leave work, you're hungry, tired and lacking inspiration to cook a healthy meal. On the way home, it's likely you'll open a food delivery app or duck into the local takeaway and eat anything but a healthy meal. Sound familiar?

It's a story Aussies are repeating over again and research from Australian Lamb has found 5.40pm to be the exact time we lose inspiration to cook, with 57% of the nation agreeing work stress is the leading cause.

It's time to reclaim our midweek meal mojo and remember why cooking a delicious dinner dish in the week can make you feel like a superstar. In fact, 89% of us feel happier and healthier when we cook our own meals, so Australian Lamb has teamed up with MasterChef winner and super mum Elena Duggan to get you loving the lamb and ditching the takeout.

"I wanted to create fast, tasty, healthy dishes that anyone can cook in under 30 minutes. I like to think of these recipes as the perfect takeaway swaps, inspired by some of my favourite cuisines," said Elena.

If the sound of sizzling lamb isn't enough to get you motivated, why not tune into the specially curated Meal-time Mojo Playlist on Spotify including some of Elena's favourite cooking tracks.