What you’ll need to get started:
parchment paper, pizza pan (or a baking sheet), food processor (or a bullet).
pizza sauce: Chop all the ingredients below in a food processor. (If you don’t have time you can buy a premade one – just make sure that it is SUPER low in sodium). It took me under 10 minutes to make the sauce. Soooo worth it!
6 plum tomatoes, 6 medjool dates, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 3/4 cup of fresh parsley, 4 basil leaves, cayenne pepper (to taste) and fresh lime juice to taste (I used half a lime). This is enough sauce for two pizzas! J
Preheat oven to 420 C.
pizza crust: knead all the ingredients below in a large bowl.
2 cups of organic whole wheat flour (or a gluten free option), 1/2 tsp baking soda, ¾ -1 cup of water, lime juice (from half a lime), 2 tsp of raw coconut sugar, 1 tbsp dried oregano and 1 tsp of onion powder. This is enough dough to make one medium-sized pizza depending on how thick you like the crust.
Make sure all of your ingredients are either “NO SALT ADDED” or “LOW SODIUM”. For example, the onion powder I used had ZERO sodium content. Stay the EFF away from the sodium – it leads to weight gain and a whole list of bigger health issues.
Cut a round piece of parchment paper to fit on the pizza pan. Spread the prepared dough onto the pan. Make sure dough is even. Place pan in the oven at 420C for just under 10 minutes (checking on it regularly to make sure it doesn’t burn!) And VOILA – you have your crust J
Now you can begin to pile on your toppings:
Chopped bell peppers (I used red, yellow and green), shredded zucchini, sliced grape or cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, sliced mushrooms, chopped birds eye chilies (If you like it a bit spicy), chopped basil, grated beets, red cabbage and organic corn. If you want extra greens, throw on some spinach or your favourite leafy vegetable.
Pop the prepared pizza in the oven at 420C for 10 minutes and you’ve got your finished product! Mmmmmmmmm.