ROASTED VEGGIE PIZZA


I Mean, come on - who doesn't love pizza?! Healthy eating doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods! a delicious, oven roasted veggie pizza on a crisp thin crust is exactly what you need to feel satisfied on every level


Veggie pizza can be made in many ways! Whatever your vegetable preference, you can put it on a pizza. Trust me, I've had a long time of experimenting with this. 

Serves 2

ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups whole wheat or kamut flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped (or crushed tomatoes in a can)
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil, dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp parsley 
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • vegetable toppings of your choice *
  • nutritional yeast to taste (optional) **
  • small handful of chopped walnuts or other chopped nut (optional)
  • sriracha or other hot sauce to taste (optional)

instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the warm water (not too hot) & yeast. Cover the bowl & let it sit for 5 minutes
  2. Begin adding in the flour, half a cup at a time. Eventually you will need to dump the mixture onto a clean, lightly floured counter space to continue kneading in the flour. You will end up with about 2-3 cups of flour added to the mixture depending on the type of flour you use
  3. Roll the dough into a ball. Place back into the mixing bowl. Cover and let it sit for 1 hour
  4. In the meantime, chop up the vegetables of your choice & place them in a small saucepan. Water saute with the garlic & spices until cooked through. Set aside
  5. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the dough from the bowl onto a clean, lightly floured counter space. If you wish to make two individual pizzas, cut the dough in half. Otherwise, roll the dough out into a circular shape, making sure the thickness of the dough is consistent all around & does not exceed 1/4 inch in thickness
  6. Line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the rolled out dough to the pan 
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes to the dough mixture, leaving about an inch of space on the perimeter of the dough
  8. Add the vegetables on top. Top with nutritional yeast & chopped nuts if you wish. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven & let sit for a couple of minutes to cool down. Add hot sauce to the pizza if you wish. Cut the pizza into individual slices & serve
  10. Enjoy!

* The vegetables I used in this picture include mushrooms, red bell pepper, spinach, purple cabbage, & walnuts. Other vegetable options you might want to include are artichoke hearts, avocado, zucchini, sweet potatoes (I know), beans, coconut bacon, kale, & pretty much any nut or seed you can think of! Try substituting the tomato sauce for humus instead!

** Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast loaded with B vitamins & has a cheesy flavor. If you like cheese on your pizza, this is an excellent substitute!