Pizza is one of those things that have no substitute. When you have cravings for pizza, nothing else will do! But it goes without saying that most pizze (Italian plural! how fancy of me) are not good for you. So I created a low fat gluten free vegan pizza that’s healthy as it is satisfying!
Low Fat Gluten Free Vegan Pizza
1 1/4 c Bob’s Redmill Gluten-free all purpose flour mix
3/4 tsp baking powder
less than 1/4 tsp salt
1/16 c and 1/2 tbsp unbleached cane sugar
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp fenugreek
1/4 tsp rosemary
Preheat oven to 415 degrees F. Mix all ingredients together and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Start from the middle and work your way out. Place in oven on bottom rack for about 20 minutes.
Basic Mushroom Sauce (I only used half the sauce on the pizza, you can freeze the rest or just halve the recipe)
28 oz can of tomatoes
3 oz tomato paste
4 baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tsp 3/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp herbes de provence with lavender
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tbsp unbleached cane sugar
1/4 heaping tsp onion powder
2 pinches salt
pepper to taste
Bring to boil on stove and let simmer until mushrooms are soft.
Once the sauce is done and the crust is out of the oven, you may spread the sauce over the pizza and cover it with vegetables of your choosing. I used mushrooms, grape tomatoes, corn, broccoli, a golden beet, red pepper, yellow squash, and red onion. Place back into the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is to your liking and the veggies are thoroughly cooked.
If you’d like a cheezy sauce, I made one as well! **Note: I baked it with the pizza after it had been in the oven about ten minutes, but I think it would taste better/have a nicer texture as a dipping sauce or poured over the finished pie. Baking it changed the consistency and flavor some**
1/2c nutritional yeast
1 tbsp Bob’s Redmill gluten-free flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp turmeric (for color)
1-1.5 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Combine ingredients over medium heat on the stove top, mixing frequently. Cook for about 3-4 minutes but do not let boil. At this point you can pour it over your pizza or put it into a bowl for dipping.
Also by Jessica: 7 Uses of Argan Oil
Photo: Jessica Ferguson