Can you Innovate Your Ultimate Pizza Pie Dough-Free?
Ready to move beyond conventional cheese pizza pie today? Let’s face it, when we think pizza, first ingredient we fuss over is the crust. What’s your preference? Thin…thick…crispy…wood-fired…gluten-free? The dough matters, right?
We all get into that crust…or, maybe not…In your wildest imagination, have you ever considered eating a dough free pizza? No, that’s not a misprint! Just so you know, we’re not suggesting you eliminate the crust altogether. Instead, we’re asking you to flip the box and dig into some non traditional wheat or other flour components and go full fledge “dough-free” on this cheese pizza day.
Veggie ‘Dough-free’ Crust:
Cauliflower is a healthy vegetable that comes from the same family as broccoli and cabbage. It’s so versatile and makes a great pizza crust. If you are Paleo, Vegan or just trying to eliminate wheat in your diet, consider it as your number one choice. The biggest bonus — it actually tastes good!
Carrots as a base? Yes! They provide the bulk needed for a thick pizza dough foundation. This recipe uses mozzarella cheese and an egg to hold it all together. Don’t let the orange color distract you! That healthy color is loaded with eyesight improving beta carotene and other great body craving nutrients. If you are not vegan then go ahead and pile on the meaty toppings.
Hmm…Here, a large portobello mushroom cap acts as a great pizza crust. It also supports a bunch of toppings. Portion wise, it’s just right for a single serving! Go ahead and add those meaty toppings, guilt free!
Meat “Dough-free” Crust:
Paleo followers can rejoice! Bacon is still a diet ‘yes’! Early man enjoyed it too! This recipe requires you to pay particular attention to the lacing technique. Bacon strips are woven tightly together forming an impressive square crust. Toppings should do fine. You can even include tomato sauce; it won’t seep through if you braid the bacon properly. Do note that you’ll want to load up on veggies to move things along. Bacon has zero fiber.
Meat lovers, why stop at bacon? How about a ground beef or Italian sausage crust? Mash ’em up, shape them and they are dough ready. Again, extra veggies balance the meal.
Grain “Dough-free” Crust:
This super-seed isn’t just for salad toppings or soups. Make your own quinoa crust for a nutty, protein-packed alternative to classic pizza dough. Do note, the quinoa needs to soak for 6 – 8 hours for optimal results.
Add eggs and rice together. Let it pre-bake a little while, and presto, you have a rice crust!
Sure, cheese is, usually, the glue that holds all the toppings together. But, how about slicing some parmesan, feta or Brie for variety sake? For sauces, get a little crazy… Go with pesto… pumpkin…tapenade… hummus…peanut… or even, beans. Last, for the finishing touches, go traditional with veggies, greens or meats…or not…Fruit, anybody?
Well, that was a mouth full of dough-free #pizza creations! Hope we’ve offered you some tempting options. Please share your experiences @Kitchology and @Kitchenchick123.
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