So Many Choices...Where Do I Start?
When I create a gluten free pizza one of the first things that goes through my mind is deciding whether I will make a vegan, vegetarian, or meat included pizza. The pizzas I create have toppings in heaping portions compared to the manufactured pizzas. The amount of cheese (regular or vegan) that I use is less than a packaged pizza.
Now That I have Chosen My Pizza Style, What Do I Do?
The second thought that goes through my mind is flavor profile. I decide with what I will line the crust and build my base from there. Options I use quite a bit include pasta/pizza red sauce, olive oil, hummus, crushed white beans, and pesto.
Flavors Decided. Then What?
After I have made the decision on the type of pizza and flavor, I must decide how to flavor it. I pick vibrant colors so that the pizza not only looks appetizing (since we eat with our eyes first) but also provides me with a variety of nutrients.
Now, It's Time To Prepare ... Have Patience ... And ENJOY!
Today I decided to create GLUTEN FREE VEGETARIAN PIZZA. A swap for vegan cheese would have made this a GLUTEN FREE VEGAN recipe.
1 Caulipower Pizza Crust
1/4 cup roasted red pepper hummus to line the crust
Sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
3 cloves of garlic (diced)
1/4 cup onion (diced thin)
1 orange bell pepper (sliced into even long slivers)
1/2 cup yellow squash (sliced into tiny slivers)
1/2 cup Italian Cheese blend or combination of Parmesan and Mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 425
Line the crust with hummus and sprinkle with the crushed red pepper flakes
Prepare the onion and garlic then sprinkle evenly over the crust
Prepare the bell pepper and squash. Decorate the crust with the bell pepper sliced in a radial pattern and add the squash between the pepper slices.
Top with the cheese and cook about 15 minutes or until cheese melts and edges of crust start to tan.