4 Ingredients Vegetarian Pissaladiere

Red Onion & Black Olives "Pissaladiere" or French Pizza

Vegetarian recipe for an easy Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere or “French Pizza” made with just 4 ingredients (including olive oil), which can be eaten as a French lunch or tasty snack.
Vegetarian recipe for an easy Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere or “French Pizza” made with just 4 ingredients (including olive oil), which can be eaten as a French lunch or tasty snack. | Source

An Easy 4 Ingredient Vegetarian Pizza Variation

A “Pissaladiere” is a French-style pizza that uses puff pastry as a base instead of the regular pizza dough used in Italy and almost every other part of the world. The French Pissaladiere doesn´t necessarily use tomato sauce or cheese, and has the advantage that readymade puff pastry is sold almost everywhere.

This Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere brings together the classic Mediterranean tastes in a simple and easy, yet eye-catching way. It is a very versatile vegetarian recipe that can be custom made for many different occasions:

  • If you are cooking for one, you can quickly make an individual pissaladiere for a nice looking French lunch.
  • If you are cooking for family or friends, you can make, in just about the same amount of time, a family-size pissaladiere that looks quite fancy and couldn´t be easier to make.
  • If you are having a party, you can make mini snack-size pissaladieres for your guests.

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere / French Pizza

Cooking Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 1-6 servings (individual/family size pissaladier)

Ingredients for Family Size Pissaladiere

  • 75g (3oz) black olives, whole and pitted
  • 500g red onions, cut into long thin strips (julienne)
  • 500g (1 ¼lb) puff pastry
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil

Ingredients for Individual Pissaladiere

  • 5 black olives, whole and pitted
  • ½ big red onion, cut into long thin strips (julienne)
  • about 83g (3oz) puff pastry
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Individual Square Pissaladiere

Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere or “French Pizza”, n easy vegetarian lunch.
Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere or “French Pizza”, n easy vegetarian lunch. | Source

Instructions Individual & Family Size Pissaladiere

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F.
  2. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan and cook the red onions gently, stirring frequently, until the onions are caramelized (soft and golden). Season to taste.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface until desired thickness (2-3mm should be fine).
  4. Cut out the puff pastry to the desired form of your Pissaladiere; you can go for a square, rectangular, round or an irregular rustic form.
  5. Transfer the puff pastry Pissaladiere base to a lightly dampened baking sheet.
  6. Evenly spread the cooked red onions over the puff pastry within 1cm (½in) of the edges.
  7. Sprinkle the black olives on top.
  8. Bake the Pissaladiere for about 20 minutes or until the pastry has a nice golden color.
  9. Serve warm.

Serving Suggestions for a Complete Vegetarian Meal

  • For a light lunch: serve the Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere with a nice and refreshing simple mixed greens salad.
  • For a complete meal: have a Tomato Soup made with fresh tomatoes as an entrée, followed by the Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere with a green salad.
  • Suggested Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake, a chocolaty and dense gluten free version of an old time favorite. This chocolate cake is made from a mash sweet potato base and is surprisingly light chocolate dessert. Served chilled, its like a dense version of an ice-cream.


Variations

You can add your cheese of choice to the Red Onion & Black Olives Pissaladiere and make different versions within this:

  • Add some crumbled fresh goat cheese or some grated Parmesan after baking.
  • Layer some thin slices of melting cheese in with the caramelized red onions.

Other Vegetarian Pissaladieres:

  • Replace the red onion julienne with zucchini julienne for a "Green Pissaladiere".
  • Make a "Mixed Mushrooms Pissaladiere" with a combination of white, oyster, portobello, morel, chanterelles and any other edible mushrooms you may have at hand.

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Comments on "4 Ingredients Vegetarian Pissaladiere" 23 comments

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Kristen Howe 14 months ago from Northeast Ohio

This looks delicious enough to eat for your own homemade recipes. Great hub!


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Claudia Tello 3 years ago from Mexico Author

vespawoolf, then you fortunately live in an ideal place for this recipe and I hope you enjoy it. I also liked the fact that it is very simple, yet it looks quite fancy and makes you feel like you are eating a top quality meal even when it only took a few minutes. Besides, this is one of a few vegetarian recipes I have that don't include cheese!!

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

This sounds delicious and simple! I need more recipes like this since we're in the process of a move. We live in a part of Peru where olives are cultivated, so this recipe is just perfect for our needs right now. I can't wait to taste it. Thanks!


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Claudia Tello 3 years ago from Mexico Author

pstraubie48: I am glad this simple vegetarian pissaladiere ignited such enthusiasm in you! That is the best compliment one could get as a food writer. It is my pleasure to share the recipe with you and I hope you enjoy olives and onions in this new presentation. Thanks for your kind comments and all the best for the new year :D


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

This looks so good---onions and olives....how could I not like this? And you have made it such a simple recipe and I am in to simple. thank you so much for sharing this.

Happy New Year...sending some Angels your way.:) ps


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Thanks ishwaryaa22! I appreciate your feedback. I am very glad to see you found this 4 ingredients pissaladiere so interesting and useful. It is a recipe with which one can easily play and modify to suit one´s preferences. In this case, I made a vegetarian pissaladiere but the same concept can be used to make many others with 2 or 3 ingredients.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging hub packed with easy-to-follow instructions, handy tips and options and above all, drool-worthy photos. I am glad that in this recipe, these onions are fried till golden and caramelized as I am allergic to raw onions and I like the idea of mushrooms as other variation - one of my favorites! Rated your recipe 5 stars!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & pinned


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Hi Irka, I am glad you liked the vegetarian pissaladiere, I know you very much enjoy puff pastry and it does go great with this salty red onions and black olives topping. Let me know how you find it if you do try the recipe. Thanks a lot for your nice comments as always :)


irka winniczuk 4 years ago

Original!! Looks very yummy and easy to make.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

GoodLady, that means a lot to me coming from you, someone who has fantastic recipe hubs. I am also on the team of simple yet delicious meals. Hope you enjoy the red onion and black olives pissaladiere and its variations! Thanks for spreading the word!


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

FullOfLoveSites, thanks for your interest and comments, it is my pleasure to share this French and different take on a pizza. The pissaladiere is quite simple and has no tomato sauce or cheese involved, I guess it is because the puff pastry makes up for it. Let´s exploit onions!!! I reckon they are underused, don´t you?


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Finally on HP a sincerely good simple delicious meal! For my European taste thanks. Looking forward to making this dish thousands of times. Pinning and sharing!


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FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

Wow, luckily for me I love onions! It's a different slice of onion on a pizza, other than the usual onion ring slices. But anyway, it looks real yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :D


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Liz-reviews, thanks for your enthusiasm and kind feedback! Puff pastry crusts can be quite versatile and useful because it is very easy to cook and you can actually put whatever you like on top, vegetarian or not. Nice to have you drop by and I hope you enjoy the pissaladiere.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

JayeWisdom, how nice of you to say all that! I really appreciate your feedback. I too love simplicity in food; I like to eat nice, beautiful things that don´t take hours to cook. In this vegetarian pissaladier I decided to combine the strong flavors of red onions and black olives which don´t really need much more condiments. That kept it nice and easy.

Thanks again!


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Oh CyclingFitness! Thanks so much for your compliments! I hope you do get the chance to make the vegetarian pissaladiere and enjoy it.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Billybuc, thanks for dropping by, I appreciate your interest! If your wife does make it and like it I´ll be truly honored. Hope she gets you to try it too! :) All the ingredients in this pissaladier are protagonists, which means that the final result really does taste like red onions, black olives and puff pastry combined. If anyone, vegetarian or not, likes these 3 things, he/she will sure like this recipe.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico Author

Hey Carol, I am glad you found this pissaladiere alluring. Even for non vegetarians it is a nice and easy recipe one can make without a lot of hassle and still feel happy with the beautiful result. I appreciate your input and feedback, thank you very much :)


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Liz-reviews 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

This looks Fabulous!! Will definitely give it a try, until now I had never heard of using puff pastry for crusts. Thanks

Voted up & useful

Liz


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Sounds great, and the photo makes my mouth water. I love the simplicity, and the few ingredients are some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing (and why didn't I think of this?)

Voted Up++

Jaye


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CyclingFitness 4 years ago from Nottingham UK

Fantastic image to start the article- had me salivating. I might have to try these myself at home.

Great article CF


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Honestly, for those who love vegetables, I have no doubt this is delicious....it even looks great....but man oh man, I'm not sure I could do this. :) I'll pass it on to my wife! :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This sounds so good I want to try it right now. Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe. I am going to vote up, bookmark and share.

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