Broccoli Pizza

A slice of pizza is one of the easiest things to grab when we are hungry. So, why not try to make that quick bite a little healthy!! When I was little, one of my friend’s mom used to make cauliflower pizzas, and we loved it so much that we decided to try it with broccoli. It turned out to be awesome! One thing to remember here would be that it won’t be as firm as your flour based pizzas, but it definitely was one of the tastiest pizzas I’ve ever had without feeling guilty about how unhealthy I am eating! So.. Gobble gobble people!!

SERVES 1-2

INGREDIENTS

for the base:
1 broccoli head, broken into florets
1 cup oats
cooking spray
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 small cup thinly sliced fresh basil
2 large egg whites
Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves
pinch of ground black pepper
salt to taste

for the topping:
cooking spray
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup pre sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced seeded tomatoes
pinch of ground black pepper

Optional
few pieces of cooked salad chicken or any other topping you like

LETS GROOVE

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the broccoli florets in a food processor/ grater until finely chopped and then transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat with cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes, stirring once. Cool.
  • Place broccoli in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze until very dry. Pat using paper towel.
  • Combine broccoli and the rest of the ingredients for the base. Press the mixture into 2 (8-inch) circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat crusts with light cooking spray.
  • Increase oven temp to 450°F.
  • Bake crusts at 450°F for 22 minutes or until browned.
  • Meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and bell pepper; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
  • Remove the base from oven; top crusts evenly with mushroom, ball peppers, tomatoes, pinch of black pepper. Bake an additional 7 minutes or until cheese melts.

Note: Original recipe had a cauliflower base, but both works great.

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