pizza is a vegetable

Pizza can be a healthy meal, if you prepare it that way.  The meal can even qualify as a serving of vegetables, unlike the majority of pizza served.  Here’s a nutrient rich pizza idea. The ground pumpkin seeds in the flour provides a boost of magnesium.



Pizza Crust:

¼ cup of ground pumpkin seeds

¼ cup of ground flax seeds

¼ cup of coconut flour

¼ cup of ground corn meal.

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon rosemary

1 teaspoon tarragon

1 teaspoon oregano

¼ teaspoon of salt

Blend all ingredients together.  Seeds can be ground in coffee grinder or using S-blade in food processor.  Add enough water to make into dough that can be formed into pizza. Form dough into ball and roll out into desired shape.  I use natural parchment paper underneath to avoid any sticking or grease pizza pan with oil.  Roll out dough. Bake at 410F for 15 minutes.

Cashew Cheese:

1 cup of raw cashews

1 clove of garlic

salt to taste

Soak cashews in water for about 30 minutes.  Add cashews, garlic, and salt to high-powered blender.  Add enough water to blend thoroughly on high speed.

Vegan Pesto:

1 cup of basil

½ cup of spinach

1 clove of garlic

¼ cup of walnuts

¼ cup of olive oil

1 medium tomato

salt to taste

Put all ingredients in blender and blend on high until mixed.

Top the pre-baked pizza crust with cashew cheese.  Add tomato sauce and any toppings like sliced eggplant, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, kale, and tomato.  Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.  Top with pesto and bake for two more minutes.