An Unconventional Pizza Pie
When thinking of what to have for dinner tonight, I had no idea where to start.
It’s amazing. How can I have all this food in the house, yet can’t find something to make??
It should be noted that I ask myself that question on a daily basis. I know, I know.
As I was browsing through my lazy susan. I came across an open bag of garbanzo bean flour.
Gears started rolling in my head.
I remember a while back looking at a recipe for socca pizza crust.
I now know what I wanted for dinner.
I saw the recipe over at The Edible Perspective.
Please see her recipe for exact measurements and instructions 🙂
To make the crust, all I did was add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mixed it up.
Ingredients included: garbanzo bean flour, water, applesauce, salt and pepper, dried herbs [basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano], garlic powder and olive oil.
Then I greased an 8 inch round pan. I used a springform pan.
In went the pizza crust ingredients.
I gave it a few taps to spread it out and get rid of any bubbles.
Then I baked it for around 30-40 minutes in a preheated 375 degree F oven.
While the crust was baking I prepped the pizza toppings!
First up, sauce.
I minced up a few cloves of garlic and sauteed it until golden brown.
Then I added a can of whole peeled tomatoes and a few spoonfuls of tomato paste to the garlic.
I gave it a quick stir.
Then I added the seasonings to the pot.
Seasonings included: dried basil, oregano, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes.
I let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes and then blended it up.
Now that the sauce was done, I prepped a few vegetables.
Grape tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers.
I also prepped some red onion and spinach and grabbed some parmesan cheese.
By the time I was finished prepping the toppings, my crust was finished.
Doesn’t it look neat with all of the cracks running through it?
I let the crust cool for a few minutes, then I laid on the toppings and baked it for another 5-10 minutes.
This was a very different type of pizza crust, but in a good way.
I felt “better” and “healthier” eating it. Not sure about the stats on it though.
I also had a side salad to go along with it too.
I only ate about half of it, because the crust is actually very filling. Excited for the leftovers though! 🙂
I’ll be spending the rest of the night on my couch, watching movies and eating cookies and chocolate sherbert.
What did I say about being healthy??