Although I was born and raised in Argentina, my nonna is from Italy, and I have some of my fondest memories cooking alongside her. She made pizza from scratch and how the secret ingredient to always making delicious food is to cook with intention. My intention for this marijuana pizza? To enjoy it with others and reminisce on fond memories.
One way I learned to grow close to my nonna’s memory is to grow fresh herbs and use it in my cooking, just like she did. Now that I live in California in the USA where cannabis is legal, I’m fusing my Italian roots with the herbs of my new home. It’s like my childhood, but all grown up.
If you don’t buy your oil already infused, you will need to infuse it yourself. This can take a while, so plan ahead if you want to. Olive oil tends to have a strong flavor, so to preserve the herb taste and aroma, stick to a vegetable or canola oil.
I used a CBD (non-psychoactive) strain, but you can use this recipe at a 1:1 ratio for THC strains as well.
Enjoy responsibly, and legally please!
SERVING SIZE: 1
For the herb-infused oil
For the pan pizza
Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix vegetable oil and herb into an infuser and set to start
While oil is infusing, dissolve yeast in room temperature water according to package instructions
Crack salt into flour and mix with your hands
Slowly add water to flour and kneed until it becomes a dough, drizzling in olive oil to keep dough from sticking. Sprinkle in flour if needed.
Place dough in a bowl and cover with a damp towel, allow it to rise for about 1 hour until double in size.
Strain flower bits from the oil once it’s infused through a strainer or cheesecloth and store in a jar or bottle.
Dust surface with flour and kneed risen dough into a round into your desired thickness. Optional: tear dough into smaller pieces to create several small pizzas
Spread herb oil on top of dough, and place in oven for 5-6 minutes
Take pizza out of the oven and spread marinara sauce over top of pizza and place back in the oven for another 5-6 minutes
Once the tomato sauce has started cooking, sprinkle mozzarella cheese generously over pizza and place back into the oven until desired crispiness is reached, about 10-15 minutes.
As soon as the pizza is finished, sprinkle freshly-cut parsley, thyme and rosemary to finish
Let cool and cut into slices and serve!