Unique Pizza Toppings You’ve Probably Never Tried (But Should!)January 8, 2016 by Buck's Pizza | Comments Off on Unique Pizza Toppings You’ve Probably Never Tried (But Should!)
When you think of pizza, your probably imagine all kinds of deliciousness—savory marinara sauce; hot, gooey mozzarella; crisp roasted veggies; and spicy pepperoni, for example. These and other traditional toppings are admittedly taste-tempting, but it might be time to give your imagination a swift kick in the pants. We’re about to introduce you to pie toppings you’ve probably never wrapped your tongue around. Are you up for global gastronomical adventure? Then let’s get started.
Layer beet pesto under goat cheese, you’ve got a winning combination and a pizza topping that’s not exactly run of the mill.
Mashed potatoes can hardly be called unique, except when you use them as a pizza topping! Of course, you have to add a few other toppings, too—bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream come to mind.
That’s right, rhubarb! This works best with honey-apple barbecue sauce (because rhubarb with marinara is just wrong) and a touch of basil for a sweet-yet-savory pie!
Bananas and Curry
Admit it, you hardly ever use pizza, bananas, and curry in the same takeout order. That may change if you try this combo, which is really popular in places like Stockholm.
Raspberry Mascarpone and Lemon Custard
This is a terrific summer topping, especially combined with pistachios, honey, and goat cheese!
You’ve probably had apples and/or pineapple on pizza, but peaches? They’re actually extremely tasty, especially on a grilled pizza also topped with prosciutto.
This topping comes to us from the Philippines, where it’s usually combined with green peppers, cheese, cashews, and chili sauce.
One of our most unusual toppings comes courtesy of the Land Down Under. Aussies prefer their Crocodile pie (and all other pizzas) topped with barbecue sauce, another possible entry in the strange toppings sweepstakes.
The big flightless bird is another favorite among Australian pizza toppings; it’s often marinated prior to loading on the pie.
This is our final topping from Australia. The pie has a kick (hop?) thanks to marination in blistering native peppers and the fact that it’s often served with capsicum and native berries.
You know what haggis is, right? It’s sort of a pudding made of sheep organs, oatmeal, and onions, all gift wrapped in an animal stomach. If you live in the UK, it’s also a beloved pizza topping!
Leave it to the French, oui? They transform everyman’s inexpensive Friday night meal to a high-dollar gourmet experience by topping it with caviar and—are you ready for this?—lobster.
Octopus or Squid
You can thank the Japanese for this topping idea, which is often tossed atop a flavorful crust made of flour, yam, and shredded cabbage.
Dipped in beer batter and deep fried, this topping is particularly yummy when combined with banana peppers and a spicy hot sauce!
Blitzen and Dancer would be wise to steer clear of the Nordic countries, where smoked reindeer is considered a delicacy among pizza toppings, especially when combined with more traditional goodies like Chanterelle (a golden mushroom), tomato, and cheese.