Homemade Beet Veggie Pizza that’s not only homemade but also so delicious! The veggies give you that sense of ‘healthy eating” even though this recipe calls for all purpose flour (you can also use or combine with wholewheat flour) it still has a sense of goodness. So is everything when you top it off with fresh vegetables!
HOMEMADE BEET VEGGIE PIZZA
When its the weekend you want pizza. Okay maybe not but when you see pizza everywhere on the weekend you kind of start wishing for it right? I know that I do but I am relentless on finding healthier alternatives to the traditional type recipes. Nothing wrong with the old ones, there are some that I absolutely wouldn’t change for anything but I am a little neurotic about vegetables so.
CONNECT THESE RECIPES
- beet pasta (fresh and homemade)
- green veg pizza
- cauliflower pizza
- roast veggie pizza
- beet hummus
- egg whites and pasta for breakfast
- basic beet salad
MAKING THE PIZZA BASE / CRUST
As mentioned when I made this basic crust pizza there is little or nothing to be anxious about when making your own dough. It may seem overwhelming but it seriously is another basic pastry that has been made for centuries. Think about it, how can something that is so old in tradition made and re-made create a sense of overwhelming of not knowing how to do it? Especially in this century? It’s not, the challenge like everything else is simply in the mind.
Pizza began in Naples Italy by a baker to celebrate the unification of Italy as previously Italy was made of various kingdoms and was now unified. Do you know how this story is? Two centuries old friends, two whole centuries old. Yes, anyone can make pizza crust or pizza base as you may prefer.
If you think you will need all sorts of foreign ingredients, think again. Think basic. Think the most common ingredients that you will probably have at home like flour, (yeah) yeast, salt, water – hello? You have that in your kitchen cupboards right now and the only thing you may not have is the yeast. When you get yeast, yes because we all have those grocery lists with like 3 items on trust me because you get over the infinite lists! I added oil in this recipe so you may also need that which again, you probably already have.
REASONS TO GIVE IT A TRY
- home cooks self fulfillment
- basic and easy
- an easy go to crust recipe
- fresh veggies
- your favorite pizza
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- 2 1/3 cups general all purpose flour
- 2 tbsps canola (vegetable) oil
- 1 cup ambient water (warm water)
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- broccoli, cauliflower, white onion, red onion, cheery tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, avocado and cheese.
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Roast the cauliflower, broccoli, onion and cherry tomatoes in the oven with salt, pepper and drop of oil till nicely.
- Add all the ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer and let it run mixing the ingredients for about 6 to 8 minutes until you have a nice elastic type dough.
- Sit the dough in a bowl (always rub some oil on inside of the bowl and on top of the dough) before covering the bowl with some plastic wrap. Leave it to sit in the bowl for an hour to an hour and a half.
- Once ready, slightly oil the bottom of a flat pan (for the pizza) and press the dough into the flat pan keep pushing it out further and further with your fingers until you get the shape that you want.
- Bake the pizza "naked" with nothing on for about 8 minutes on about 190 to 200 degrees. Done. Now you can use the pizza crust how you want.
- For the veggie topping: Start by spreading the beet hummus onto the pizza and start from the outside in leaving the crust area free. For the centre pile your roasted veggies and cheese crumbles over.