Tesco Finest have launched a new range of pizzas that are lower in calories. We tried out the Finest Woodfired Chargrilled Pepper and Tomato & Chipotle Chilli Salsa, plus the Finest Woodfired Chicken, Mint & Coriander pizza.
Both pizzas have a stonebaked, woodfired pizza base. The base is made from Italian 00 flour and extra virgin olive oil. The Finest Woodfired Chargrilled Pepper and Tomato & Chipotle Chilli Salsa pizza has a topping of rich tomato sauce (made with San Marzano plum tomatoes), with a tomato and chipotle pepper salsa. Added to that there are chargrilled red and yellow peppers and fresh green chillies for a bit of heat. Meanwhile the Finest Woodfired Chicken, Mint & Coriander pizza also has a San Marzano plum tomato sauce, with marinated chicken pieces on top. Once again, there are chargrilled red and yellow peppers with a mint and coriander, extra virgin olive oil dressing.
The Finest Woodfired Chargrilled Pepper and Tomato & Chipotle Chilli Salsa pizza was nicely spicy. This was my favourite of the two that we tested. I’m a bit of a lightweight in the spice department and for me this was as spicy as I like it, without being dull or insipid. My husband (R) tried it too and he liked it. The Finest Woodfired Chicken, Mint & Coriander pizza was less of a success. I served this up to us two adults, my son (6) and his friend (also 6). I wasn’t very keen on the combination of mint and pizza and neither were the boys. R enjoyed it though.
As I’m trying to cut back a little on the calories at the moment, the fact that these Finest pizzas were lower in calories was a real plus for me.