Pizza is everywhere. From your local food truck to the gourmet wood-fired pizza restaurant in town, it seems like you can get a slice of pie virtually anywhere, at any time. As chefs all over the world continue to perfect the perfect pizza recipe, new ingredients and toppings are popping up all over the place to make your pizza experience even more unique and delicious. Pizza restaurants all over the world are incorporating nontraditional toppings on their pizzas including things like mango, prosciutto, and roasted corn.
At Bellatrino Neapolitan Pizzeria & Cucina in Dallas, we’re proud to offer a large selection of delicious pizzas and cuisine to our customers. From margherita pizzas to Mediterranean salads, we’re confident you’ll love our menu. If you’re interested in learning more about our pizzeria or you have questions regarding an order, contact us today!
If you’re looking for a sweet and nutritious topping to add to your pizza, consider throwing a handful of mango pieces on your pie. This is a very common tradition in the Philippines and the Guimaras Islands. Some popular toppings to include with your mangoes are green bell peppers, chili sauce and cashew nuts.
Arugula is another popular pizza topping to consider the next time you order delivery. While this topping tends to lean on the bitter side, it can add a lovely crisp contract to the heavier nature of pizza. This green leaf pairs especially well when added to pizzas that feature creamy sauces like a white sauce. Arugula is also commonly paired with other toppings like mushrooms and prosciutto.
While mushrooms work great when paired with arugula, they are also a wonderful pizza topping all on their own. When cooked decadently with garlic and butter, mushrooms can provide your palate with an earthiness and richness that cannot be found in any other vegetable. Mushrooms pair especially well with fresh or caramelized red onions as well.
While this pizza topping may seem untraditional in the United States, sushi is a very popular topping in Japan. In fact, the traditional interpretation for “Japanese pizza” is called okonomiyaki, which roughly translates to “what you want, grilled.” Some restaurants compose these pizzas using a savory pancake that is composed of flower, yam, and shredded cabbage. It is often decked out in a variety of interesting toppings, including pork belly, octopus, and squid.
Another great pizza topping to consider during those warm summer months is roasted corn. This vegetable can be perfectly paired with fresh heirloom tomatoes and basil for a healthy and delicious treat. Many people like to add bacon and a white sauce when they are looking for a heartier corn pizza as well.
Goat cheese is a favorite topping among Dallas residents, and for good reason. Goat cheese can be used in a variety of different ways, and it can add smoothness to an already savory pizza. Next time you opt for goat cheese on your takeout pizza, try adding some additional roasted vegetables or fresh fruits like figs and pears.
If you love meat on your pizza, you’ll love the savory flavor that proscuitto has to offer. This cured meat offers a delicate salty flavor without overwhelming the pizza like some other meat toppings can do. Prosciutto pairs very well with a spice honey or a slight drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll love adding clams to your next pizza. Traditionally served on “apizza,” which is a thin type of pizza crust from New Haven, Connecticut, clams add a slightly salty and delicate flavor. They tend to work very well with various types of cheeses and doughs, making them an excellent pizza topping to consider!
While adding spinach to pizza may turn the young kids away, spinach is a wonderful topping that works well for both traditional pizzas and white pizzas. If you’re afraid that spinach will be too bitter, keep in mind that its flavor is often hidden by the dough and cheese.
Sundried tomatoes are another wonderful pizza topping. You may be thinking, “Why would I want to put tomatoes on a pizza with tomato sauce?” The truth is that all tomatoes work well on pizza, and sun dried tomatoes just burst with even more flavor than their traditional counterparts. As you may already know, the sun-drying process sucks the moisture out of the tomato, intensifying the flavor.
We hope that this list of 10 popular pizza toppings has inspired you to try something new the next time you go out for pizza at a restaurant, or order delivery. If you live in the Dallas area and you’re looking for a quality pizza restaurant, be sure to visit Bellatrino Neapolitan Pizzeria & Cucina in Southlake today or browse our pizza menu online!