Monday, May 23, 2011

Vegetarian Pizza- The Best Yet!



I was so happy to find a gluten free, grain free pizza recipe.  I am still so thrilled that more restaurants are offering gluten free pizzas, and the best is still Risotteria in New York.  But while gluten free and safe to eat, the pizzas are still made with grain flours, dairy and sugar.  Those three things as you may know by now are not on the SCD and GAPS diets!   I posted a plain cheese pizza recipe before.  This is the same recipe, just different toppings and doubled.  One was not enough! 

Vegetarian Pizza

Crust:
2 C blanched almond flour
4 eggs
4 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
Toppings:
1 C marinara sauce (For short cuts I like Simply Enjoy marinara sauce from Giant and Trader Joe's Marinara Sauce.  Both are sugar free, which is surprisingly hard to find in store bought Marinara Sauce)
2 C shredded monterey jack cheese
1 C finely shredded parmesan cheese
1 green pepper
1/2 medium white onion

Whisk the eggs, olive oil, salt, oregano and basil
Mix in the blanched almond flour
Separate the dough into two halves and plop onto a large baking tray lined with parchment paper
Using a spatula, spread the dough into the desired shape, I prefer an oval shape, feels more rustic some how
If the dough is too sticky, repeatedly dip the spatula into a cup of water after every spread
Place the baking tray in the oven and turn on to preheat to 350
Check the dough once the oven is preheated, if it feels soft, cook another 5-10 minutes until solid
While the crust is cooking, grate the cheeses and thinly slice the onion and green pepper
Remove crusts from the oven and top with sauce, cheese andveggie slices
Bake for another 10-15 minutes at 350 until cheese is melted
Turn the oven to Broil and watch carefully, broil fro 2-4 minutes until the cheesee is brown and bubbly
Remove from the oven and devour

3 comments:

Roseanne said...

Question about using almond flour in this...does it feel like cornbread in your mouth? Just wondering. Thanks for your site. Your recipes are genius!

Mollie Frances said...

Hi Roseanne,

Thanks for your question! The recipe for this pizza crust is a little dense, but crispy at the edges. It definitely is not grainy at all like cornbread might be, but it is a little dense like cornbread.

Hope this helps!
Mollie

Roseanne said...

Thanks for your reply. I can't wait to try it!

:)Roseanne