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SPONSORED: Serve up a slice of summer with PizzaExpress

Celebrate the season with these plant-based goodies to enjoy at home

SPONSORED: Serve up a slice of summer with PizzaExpress

With the warmer weather, longer evenings and a larger dose of sunshine finally upon us, it’s the perfect time for leisurely lunches with flatmates or al-fresco dinners with the family. That’s where the UK’s best-loved pizzeria, PizzaExpress, comes in.

Going hand-in-hand with the season and a great accompaniment for these lighter, longer evenings is PizzaExpress’ Classic Vegan Giardiniera. Directly inspired by the award-winning restaurant recipe, the ‘At Home’ version allows you to enjoy it within the comfort of your own home.

Served on a Classic base, the pizza is topped with tasty ingredients: spinach, red onion, artichokes, garlic roasted mushrooms, vegan mozzarella alternative and PizzaExpress’ famous passata (which has been used in its kitchens since 1965!). Needless to say, the pizza conjures up delight with every slice. It only takes 10-12 minutes to cook from chilled in the oven, too, so it won’t take long to serve up great pizza and good times.

It’s not just about the pizza though. Salads are a great side dish and a summer essential, so the PizzaExpress Vegan House Light Dressing is the cupboard staple that will serve you well. Carefully crafted to replicate the taste of the original restaurant-inspired and number one salad dressing in the UK[1], as soon as you try this dairy-free drizzle, you’ll understand the hype. Creamy, full of flavour, with versatility that makes it a simple yet satisfying pairing for any meal, use it to dress your salads or as a delicious dipping sauce for your Dough Balls, pizza crust or crudités – it’s enough to make your mouth water.

Research by the Vegan Society[2] shows that one in five Brits has cut down their meat consumption, with 15 percent reducing their dairy and egg intake over the course of the lockdown. So, whether you’ve been vegan for life or are just making your first tentative steps, PizzaExpress makes it easy with these plant-based goodies.

Vegan Giardiniera, from £5, Tesco & Waitrose

Vegan House Light Dressing, from £2, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco & Waitrose

For more information on PizzaExpress’ retail ‘Cook at Home’ range, visit: pizzaexpress.com/cook-at-home

[1]Source: IRi 52w/e 20.06.2020, House Light dressing

[2] Attest consumer survey for The Vegan Society - (‘Change in behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic’) of 3682 GB adults – conducted between 10-22 April (online). Source: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/news/1-5-brits-cut-down-meat-consumption-during-covid-19-pandemic