Sometimes a takeaway, or delivered pizza is just what you need – you know the situation – it has been a long day, and all you want to do is flop on the sofa with Netflix and a glass of wine or three and let someone else bring your supper to you.
We do not order delivery pizzas that often, but when we do I do try and make a salad to go with them, we usually have a bag of leaves of some sort in the fridge and I am sure that a portion of vegetables offsets the pizza somehow.
This dressing is given a kick of basil with the addition of a spoonful of pesto, as well as a good squeeze of lemon. I never seem to get through that much pesto, so once I open a jar I keep in the freezer, the oil in the pesto stops it freezing rock solid so it is always easy to scoop a spoonful out, and pop the jar back into the freezer.
- 1 tbs good quality olive oil
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 heaped tsp pesto
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp honey
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix with a mini whisk.
- Adjust the seasoning and serve over salad leaves.
We ate our salad with the new Papa John’s Premium Hawaiian pizza, made with fresh pineapple and ham hock served on a thick layer of mozzarella, which we were very impressed with. It is undoubtedly an American-Italian style pizza, with a thick – but not too thick base, a puffy soft crust and a generous amount of topping. The ham hock was richly flavoured, and the fresh pineapple juicy and not sweet.
The large pizza at £16.49 was probably enough for 3, but we managed to polish it off, but did leave a few crusts, the medium at £13.49, or the thin crust, would have been the less gluttonous option, and I think would have still been more than enough. I find most delivery pizzas are fairly salty and make me very thirsty, but for once I was not gasping for water within half an hour.
All in all the pizza was a win, with quality ingredients and the important lack of salt, and we’d certainly order (a smaller) one again, when next in the mood for an American style pizza, or during a movie night with friends.
Our pizza was from the Papa John’s Hammersmith branch,
356 King Street
0208 748 0099
Recipe and review commissioned by Papa John’s, who also sent us a pizza for review. All opinions our own.