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To list all toppings for pizza is impossible as the list is only restricted to the restrictions imposed by your imagination. Even popular pizza toppings are not easy to categorize when the Americans prefer pepperoni and the Japanese favor squid.

Having said that prefered pizza toppings are individual, I have attempted to compile a list of pizza toppings without using esoteric marshmallow and squid ink! Pizza is so universal that a pizza chef somewhere will have added every type of food known to man on a pizza, for sure an Aborigine will have popped a witchetty grub on a pizza somewhere, the witchetty grub being the larvae of the ghost moth. Equally a Thai pizza chef will have used green ants at some time. Crickets are a delicacy in Burma .

Whilst I regard it as unlikely that a chef has not combined all of these three toppings on a pizza I am not going to put any money on it! Should any one want to try to put green ants on the pizza they are better as a garnish they should never be cooked it destroys the Vitamin C and it as their Vitamin C content that makes them a valuable food source.

Pizza toppings are normally placed upon a pizza in a specific order, not because it is tidy but because the pizza sauce keeps the pizza dough moist, the cheese then provides a bed for the toppings to rest on and they do not dry out or fall off as the pizza slice is held. More cheese is added to keep the dough moist and the garnish is not cooked so it is applied last after baking. The following list is the traditional order:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Pizza Toppings
  • Cheese
  • Garnish

And here's a list of popular or some more obscure pizza toppings. Maybe you can get some inspiration out of this list, you may encounter some toppings that you didn't think of before:

Vegetables:

Alfalfa Sprouts

Artichoke hearts

Avocado

Baby leeks

Beetroot

Black Beans

Broccoli

Capers

Capicolla

Carrot

Cherry tomatoes

Dried tomatoes

Eggplant

Fungi

Fungi carciofi

Green peppers

Kalamata olives

Lettuce

Mushrooms

Onions

Olives

Peas

Porcini mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms

Red beans

Red onions

Red peppers

Roast cauliflower

Roasted eggplant

Roasted Garlic

Roasted peppers

scallions

Shallots

Snow peas

Spinach

Sun dried tomatoes

Sweet corn

Watercress

Wild mushrooms

Yellow peppers

Yellow squash

Zucchini

Nuts:

Almonds

Peanuts

Pistachios

Pecans

Pine Nuts

Walnuts


Herbs and SpÓces:

Basil

Bay Leaf

Cardamon

Chili Dried or Fresh

Chives

Cilantro

Coriander

Cumin

Dill

Garlic

Jalapeno Peppers

Laurel

Marjoram

Methi Leaves (aka Fenugreek)

Oregano

Parley

Pepper

Rosemary

Basil

Bay Leaf

Cardamon

Sea Food:

Anchovies

Cajun Prawn

Crayfish

Lobster

Oysters

Prawns

Salmon

Shrimps

Smoked Salmon

Squid

Tuna

Whitebait


Cheese:

Blue Cheese

Brie

Camembert

Chedar

Colby

Feta

Goat Cheese

Gorgonzola

Limburger

Manchego

Monterey Jack

Parmesan

Mozzarella

Muenster

Port de Salut

Provolone

Ricota

Romano

Roquefort

Smoked Gouda

Meats:

Bacon

BBQ Chicken

Beef

Cajun Chicken

Chicken Masala

Chicken Tikka

Chorizo

Duck

Ham

Honey Cured Ham

Meatballs

Pepperoni

Proscuitto

Salami

Sausage

Serrano Ham

Turkey

Venison

 

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