Is pizza vegetarian or not vegetarian

Vegetarian pizza

SEND DATEFri, 10/30/2020 | 12:15 pm | The first

Crunchy dough and plenty of crunchy vegetables - this is how we expect a vegetarian pizza. But how many types of vegetables are actually on it and which ready-made pizza from the supermarket tastes best?

Vegetarian pizzas in the taste test

  • Mondo Italiano (Netto), Pizza Verdure con Provola, 405g / approx. 1.93 euros (100g / approx. 0.48 euros)
  • Trattoria Alfredo (Lidl), Pizza Vegetale, 2x 350g, approx. 2.50 euros (100g / approx. 0.36 euros
  • Veganz, Pizza Verdura Vegan, 410g / approx. 3.91 euros (100g / approx. 0.95 euros)
  • Wagner, stone oven pizza Vegetaria, 380g / approx. 2.21 euros (100g / approx. 0.58 euros)
  • Dr. Oetker, Pizza Tradizionale Verdure Grigliate, 395g / approx. 2.93 euros (100g / approx. 0.74 euros)

The testers

  • Restaurant owner Vittorio Cuomo from Naples (Ristorante “Marco Polo”) tests together with his regular customer Lina Hupfer
  • The second test team are Vanessa and David, a couple who follow a vegetarian diet

The test method

Our taste test is a blind tasting.

The reviews

Pizza Verdure con Provola by Mondo Italiano (Netto)

Our testers will find a lot of crunchy vegetables on this pizza: in addition to red, yellow and green peppers, also tomatoes, aubergines, zucchini and green asparagus. The pizza maker loves the dough: “Nice and crispy, not too thick,” explains Vittorio Cuomo. “The vegetables taste juicy and aromatic,” adds his regular customer Lina Hupfer. The edge reminds Vanessa and David of a pizza from the pizzeria. It cracks and is crispy. Pizza maker Vittorio Cuomo is convinced: This pizza was made by an Italian.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, drinking water, tomato puree, 9.5% smoked provolone cheese, 7% marinated grilled eggplant (grilled eggplant, sunflower oil, parsley, garlic powder, black pepper), 6% marinated grilled, red, yellow and green paprika (grilled paprika, sunflower oil , Parsley, garlic powder, black pepper), 4.5% marinated grilled zucchini (grilled zucchini, sunflower oil, parsley, garlic powder, black pepper), 4.5% mozzarella, 2% green asparagus, olive oil, table salt, dextrose, wheat malt flour, yeast , Garlic powder, oregano, basil.
The product may contain traces of fish, crustaceans, chicken eggs, soy, mustard and mollusks.

Pizza Vegetale from Trattoria Alfredo (Lidl)

Our testers found this pizza to be very appealing too. You can recognize red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, onions, peppers and black olives. "The dough looks crispy," says Lina Hupfer happily. The taste, on the other hand, is disappointing: the pizza tastes limp and the tomato sauce is as sweet as ketchup. “The only good thing about this pizza are the tiny pieces of pepperoni, they're great, but the rest isn't,” Vanessa complains.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, 24% strained tomatoes, 21.4% vegetables in variable proportions (red peppers, yellow peppers, cherry tomato slices, zucchini, onions), 10.8% firm mozzarella, drinking water, 2.3% pickled peppers (peppers, drinking water, brandy vinegar , Table salt, acidifier: citric acid; antioxidant: ascorbic acid), 1.4% black olives, grated hard cheese, rapeseed oil, sour cream, sugar, table salt, baker's yeast, pregelatinized wheat flour, onion powder, dried wheat sourdough, garlic granulate, roasted malt flour (ground wheat, barley), green olives, pepper (white, black), oregano, basil, lemon juice concentrate.
May contain traces of soy, egg, celery, mustard and sesame.

Pizza Verdura Vegan from Veganz

“A lot of topping, they weren't skimpy,” was Vanessa's first impression. Spinach, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and peppers can be seen. Our testers criticize that the "cheese" has not melted. Since this is a blind tasting, they have no way of knowing that this is a vegan pizza. But the dough doesn't work either: too much tomato sauce has softened it, complains pizza maker Vittorio Cuomo. The vegetables taste like nothing, add David and Vanessa.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, water, tomato strained (14%), grated pizza topping based on coconut oil (9, /%) (water, coconut oil (25%), modified starch, table salt, acid regulators: sodium citrate, citric acid; flavor, color: beta-carotene; potato starch ), Spinach (7.3%), mushrooms (4.8%), cherry tomatoes (4.8%), red peppers (3.6%), yellow peppers (3.6%), durum wheat semolina, extra virgin olive oil, Sea salt (0.6%), sugar, yeast, spices, oregano.
May contain traces of celery, mustard, soy, cashew nuts, sesame, other cereals containing embers, milk, fish and crustaceans.

Stone oven pizza Vegetaria from Original Wagner

Our testers discover peppers, zucchini, onions, olives and peppers. What they also notice: The dough is much thinner than with the other pizzas, but our testers cannot convince. "The vegetables are totally soft", criticizes Lina Hupfer and they taste "laff", continues Vanessa.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, vegetable mix (25%) in variable proportions (grilled vegetables (peppers, zucchini, onions), olives, peppers (peppers, brandy vinegar, table salt, acidifier: citric acid, antioxidant: ascorbic acid)), chopped peeled tomatoes (21%), sliced ​​tomatoes 13%), water, vegetable oil (rapeseed), yeast, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, table salt, herbs and spices, dried wheat sourdough, onions, garlic, starch (corn, tapioca), white balsamic vinegar (white wine vinegar, grape must), pea protein , Dextrose, spice extracts.
May contain: fish, soy, mustard and celery.

Pizza Tradizionale Verdure Grigliate by Dr. Oetker

The first sight is rather disappointing: our testers only find peppers and zucchini on this pizza. “It's actually a pepper and zucchini pizza,” Vanessa sums it up. After all: the dough looks good, cracks when cut through and tastes delicious too. But the supposed tomato sauce turns out to be ketchup mixed with cream, my pizza maker Vittorio Cuomo and his regular customer Lina Hupfer. This creates an “artificial taste”, continues David. "Much too cute. It's not an Italian pizza, ”summarizes Vittorio Cuomo.

Ingredients: Wheat flour, 14% grilled sweet peppers, water, 9.8% firm mozzarella cheese, sour cream, 7.0% strained tomatoes, 6.1% grilled zucchini, rapeseed oil, sugar, salt, baker's yeast, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, modified starch.

The test winner

The clear favorite of our testers is the Pizza Verdure from Netto. "The dough was super crispy, we had a nice selection of vegetables, there was even asparagus, the mozzarella ran well and the pizza was simply delicious," says Lina Hupfer.

Stephan Creydt

As of October 29, 2020, 2:47 p.m.