I sent a message to Mark to pick up our favorite pizza dough (Eastside Pies: gluten-free) and when I got home he had it rolled out and ready to go. Now it was up to me to figure out what to put on it.
In fridge: raw beets, pureed beets from last week (7 day shelf life), collards, habanero sauce, mushrooms, onion, purple cabbage and kimchi–my favorite new staple!
On pantry shelf: organic tomato paste, honey, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and garlic
Spice rack: dried basil, mexican oregano, red chili powder and cracked pepper
Step one: Mix tomato paste, water, 1/2 cup of beet puree (cooked beets & h20 blended up…I used the other 1/2 of the beet puree for the best quinoa dish EVER–message for recipe!) chopped garlic, cracked pepper, 1/2 tsp pf habanero sauce (for those of you that love spice, you can use anything–jalapeños, serranos, red chili flake) and dried basil together until it forms a nice pizza sauce base…flavor to taste. Spread on pizza dough.
I added more basil, some sliced raw beets and fresh kimchi:)
Step 2: Lightly sauté mushrooms, collards, onions, garlic, chili powder, honey, salt, and pepper in water for 1~2 minutes. This gets the veggies just warm enough to absorb the flavors but remain crisp.
Add on top of sauce and then add a handful of pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
Step three: Bake on 500 for 16~18 minutes. We leave it in until it almost begins to burn…this assures a super crispy crust.
If desired, serve with fresh basil, slices tomatoes, fresh onions and a simple side salad.
Tip: Invest in a pizza stone!
Ohh yummy! Looks nutritious & delicious….Would goat cheese be ok to add before I bake or after?do you think at 500 degrees it will burn? Also how did you make the crust?
HI! I cheat and pick up my favorite crust from a neighborhood pizza joint. I roll it very thin–make sure to put plenty of flour between the pizza and pizza stone. Ps, a pizza stone is an excellent investment…helps to cook throughly and evenly. Goat cheese would be great and yes, put it on before you bake the pizza. Try a thin drizzle of honey, some fresh rosemary and serve with fresh basil! 500 is perfect…depending on the crust, it can take anywhere from 14 minutes to 20. Bake till golden brown…almost burnt:)
Awesome! We have a pizza stone and I love it!! Can’t wait to try this,…. ill be in Austin again this weekend but when I attempt to make this ill take pics…. Im sure it Won’t be as pretty as yours!! :->