PizzaExpress launches 2022 spring menu

PizzaExpress has launched its 2022 spring menu today across the UK, which includes the nationwide rollout of its vegan-version garlic butter, as well as a range of brand-new dishes celebrating seasonality and freshness.

Vibrant colours and fresh flavours dominate the new menu which includes: the Romana Garlic Prawn pizza (pictured), a seafood lovers’ dream; the Romana Vegan Mezze, a feast for the eyes and taste buds with smoky chilli chargrilled veg, spicy harissa, fresh rocket and houmous; and a vegan-friendly starter of Baked Garlic Mushroom topped with vegan mozzarella alternative, pine kernels and balsamic dressing.

PizzaExpress’ infamous Leggera pizza – the lighter, healthier pizza with a salad-filled hole in the middle – has had a recipe refresh. The new pizza and salad recipes offer the same great taste as the Romana pizza but for a third of the calories. New Leggara pizzas include Pomodoro, Garlic Prawn and Quattro Verdure.

Fresh and seasonal ingredients will be added throughout the menu, like multicoloured baby plum tomatoes, fresh baby spinach and rocket. The new-recipe Vegan Nourish Bowl features a whole host of fresh and delicious ingredients including mixed grains, garlic tenderstem broccoli, roasted peppers, baby spinach, cucumber, artichokes and houmous.

For those with a sweet tooth five new desserts are on offer, including Sicilian Lemon and White Chocolate Roulade, Olive Oil and Blood Orange Ripple Gelato, Stracciatella Gelato and Vegan Watermelon Sorbet.

There are also a variety of new drinks, from Naturally Pink Apple Juice to the Pornstar Martini and Campari Negroni.

Jane Treasure, Food and Beverage Director at PizzaExpress, said, “We’re delighted to announce our new spring menu, which is a real celebration of seasonality, fresh ingredients, bright colours and innovative flavours.

'It is a joy developing new dishes for our customers, whether we’re taking recipe inspiration from our archives, Leggera first launched in 2009, developing new vegan garlic spread to sit alongside our iconic garlic butter or modern twists, our new Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Blood Orange gelato, the new dishes give our customers even more delicious choice when dining with us.

'The new spring menu arrives hot on the heels of our new lunchtime pizza wraps, so whatever your pizza occasion, your favourite favour or dietary needs we’re sure we’ve got it covered.'