Bell pepper pizza

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Bell pepper pizza

This recipe actually has a little protein and fat in it. The vegetables are all in season at the market. Feel free to add other toppings.  It only gets better.


  • 12 to 14-inch pizza crust (or use prepared crust)
  • 3 bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves 
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 oz coarsely grated mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees using a pizza stone, a cookie sheet, or a pizza pan. Terracotta tiles work just as well. 
  2. Either make a 12  to 14-inch crust or buy a prepared crust. 
  3. Thinly slice three bell peppers of different colors. 
  4. Mix with 1/2 sliced red onion, 1/4 cup parsley leaves chopped, 1/4 cup basil leaves chopped. 2 Tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp of red wine vinegar. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper. 
  6. Mince 1 clove of garlic and add to 1 Tbsp olive oil. Spread the olive oil with the garlic over the crust. Add 2 oz coarsely grated mozzarella. Top with the bell pepper mixture. 
  7. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until crust is just beginning to brown.