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Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust

Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"This gorgeous pizza contatins all thing HEALTHY! Yay, and it's soooo delicious! Completely vegan and gluten-free! Topped with yummy vegan pesto, this pizza is so flavorful that you will wonder why you have never tried it before!"

Ingredients Serves 2 - 3

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chickpea or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano/ thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3.5 oz/100 g fresh basil or spinahc
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 15 black olives
  • 1/4 red onion

Method

  1. Grate 2 medium-size zucchini using a smaller holes of a grater, or process them in a blender.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  2. Place grated zucchini into a strainer over a deep bowl. Sprinkle with some salt, toss and let sit for 20 minutes.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  3. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the zucchini with your hands.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  4. Prepare a so called vegan flax egg. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  5. Combine zucchini, 1/2 cup of flour (I used chickpea flour, but you can use all-purpose flour), flax egg, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano or thyme in a bowl. Stir well with your hands to disperse the ingredients evenly.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  6. Line the baking tray with a parchment paper, grease with some vegetable oil. Place the dough and spread it out into a round shape using a spoon.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  7. Bake in a preheated to 400F/200C degrees oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is slightly brown.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  8. While the crust is in the oven, prepare the pesto sauce. Place into a blender 3 cloves garlic, 3.5 oz/100 g fresh basil or spinach leaves, 3 tablespoons of pine nutes, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt. Optionally, add 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Process until the ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  9. Slice red onion, cut the black olives into halves.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  10. Slice 4-5 cherry tomatoes.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  11. Distribute the sauce over the top of zucchini crust.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust
  12. Top the pizza with onion slices, tomatoes, olives and pine nuts. Place into the oven for additional 10 minutes.

    Healthy Zucchini Pizza Crust

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 19 April 2015

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: medium
You will also need: Blender

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