- Adriano dos Santos
Squash & Broccoli Pizza Base with Pomodoro Sauce
I love pizza - being brought up in Brazil, where the Italian food influence is huge, contributed to my passion to a good pizza. But of course along my professional years as a health coach, I learned how to transform a heavy carbohydrate pizza recipe into a paradise of veggie intake and good fats.
This recipe is my twist on a classic pomodoro pizza . It's super easy, full of flavour and fibre, and a great way to add some extra veggies into your meals. Not to mention that it is simply very very low in carbs... which is a contradiction if we talk about a traditional pizza.
Simply blitz the base ingredients in a food processor, bake for 20 mins, add your toppings and you're done! I like to mix up my toppings, so feel free to experiment with whatever you have in the fridge. You'll see here what I added onto this pizza but "Listen your healthy gut" LOL
For the base:
1 butternut squash (roasted)
350gr rolled oats
300g raw broccoli
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large white onion diced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
3 whole peeled tomatoes
6 basil leaves
kosher salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
For the topping:
150gr of three types of cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Peel and remove the seeds from your butternut squash, then chop it into chunks. Drizzle it with a little olive oil and mix it with broccoli and roast in a baking tray for 20 minutes.
Once cooked, mix the roasted veggies with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and mix it all until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a lined baking tray and form into a pizza base (whatever shape you like!) by flattening the dough with your hands, making the edges slightly higher. Note that the dough will be a lot stickier than a traditional dough, so don’t worry. Bake the dough in the oven for 20 minutes.
While the base is cooking, make your sauce. Simply blitz together all of the ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.
Spread the sauce into the baked base
Place the cheese and tomatoes
Bake for another 15min on 200°C
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