Ackee is the Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish makes a great topping for pizza. This healthy homemade pizza will be a hit with vegans (minus the saltfish/codfish). If you are willing to try something different, try our Ackee & Saltfish Pizza.
- 1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust
- 1 cup seasoned tomato sauce
- ½ cup sliced onion
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 ½ cups cooked ackee & saltfish (see recipe) – Vegans can cook this without saltfish (codfish)
- olive oil
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- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
- Place the pizza crust on a large non-stick cookie tray or pizza pan.
- Brush the crust evenly with olive oil.
- Spread tomato sauce over it with the back of a spoon or spatula.
- Sprinkle cheese and onions evenly over the sauce.
- Bake for 8 minutes (do not let the cheese fully melt)
- Remove and add the ackee and saltfish (vegans minus the saltfish)
- Bake for another 5 minutes.
- Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting.
Note: Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica. Ackee and saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica. The name Ackee is derived from the original name Ankye which comes from the Twi language of Ghana. The botanical name of the fruit is Blighia Sapida. It was given in honor of Captain William Bligh of “Mutiny on the Bounty” fame, who in 1793 took plants of the fruit from Jamaica to England.