To celebrate National Pizza Week, Jan. 9-15, zpizza has added the fan-created Pepperoni Caprese Pizza to its menu through the end of January.
In October, zpizza asked Facebook fans to build their dream pepperoni pizza via the "Pure Pepperoni Design Your Dream Pizza" recipe contest, using pepperoni and any existing ingredients at zpizza. Entries were judged by zpizza's culinary team, known as Sid's Kitchen, and a food and restaurant reporter for The Orange County Register.
The winning "Pepperoni Caprese" recipe was created by Mellissa Clark of Ohio.
The Pepperoni Caprese, made with 100-percent certified organic wheat flour dough, takes a twist on the Italian antipasto dish "Insalata Caprese" of sliced fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes and basil, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. It includes the addition of roasted red peppers and zpizza's new all-natural Pure Pepperoni.
The pizza can also be made with gluten-free or wheat crust.
"The fresh, bright flavors from the classic salad in the style of Capri highlight the robust taste of our all-natural pepperoni," said Sid Fanarof, founder, zpizza and contest judge. "We chose this recipe because of its unique flavor profile that best complemented the pepperoni and that it was inspired by a simple Southern Italian dish."
Zpizza locations will be sampling the Pepperoni Caprese pizza in stores through Jan. 15. In addition, from Jan.15-19, members of ztribe, zpizza's loyalty program, will receive an exclusive email offer for a free small Pepperoni Caprese Pizza with purchase of any extra large pizza.
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