VIDEO: You Won’t Believe This Pizza Is Actually Healthy (and Gluten-Free)February 4th, 2016
From giant New York–style slices to bubbly, wood-fired Neapolitan pies, pizza is widely adored—but not exactly considered a health food. Well, we’re not satisfied with that stereotype, so we decided to flip the script.
Enter this gluten-free pizza that’s packed with juicy vegetable goodness! It’s so healthy and easy, we promise it’ll make adding an extra pizza night into your weekly meal plan a breeze. And with toppings this sophisticated, you can claim foodie status. Press play to see how beautifully it comes together, and get the full recipe below.
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian Pizza
Yield: 1 pizza
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
For the crust
For the toppings
1 zucchini, very thinly sliced into rounds
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup pecorino romano or toscana, cut into thin slices
3/4 cup buffalo mozzarella, cut into rounds
3 tablespoons roasted garlic tomato sauce
1/3 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained
Several green olives
Fresh basil leaves
Make the crust
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix water, yeast, olive oil, and eggs. Add in crust mixture and continue to whisk. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 20 minutes.
On parchment paper, roll out dough using a rubber spatula or hands to spread and shape into a circle. Set aside.
Prepare the toppings
Place the zucchini, lemon zest and juice, and oil into a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside to marinate.
Assemble the pie
Spread sauce onto prepared crust and top with cheeses. Drain the zucchini, and add it, along with artichoke hearts and green olives, to the pizza. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with shaved parmesan and basil leaves to serve.
Producer and Director: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography: Naeem Munaf
Editor: Stephanie Provence