Roasted Veggie Pizza

Posted by on Apr 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Roasted Veggie Pizza

1 recipe CHEWY-PIZZA-DOUGH
1 28 oz package peeled whole tomatoes
1 small eggplant, peeled, quartered & cut into 1/2 inch thick slices (about 2 cups)
2 small green or yellow zucchini sliced into rounds (about 2 cups)
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 TBSP)
1 TBSP herbes de Provence (or herb mixture of choice)
1/2 cup high quality pizza sauce
1/4 cup black olives or capers (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Drain tomatoes & discard liquid.
  • Halve each tomato lengthwise.
  • Toss together tomatoes, eggplant, squash, red onion, oil, garlic, & herbes de Provence in a large bowl, then transfer to large pyrex dish or baking sheet.
  • Roast veggies 25 mins, or until beginning to brown, tossing every 5 – 10 mins.
  • Cool 5 – 10 mins, or store in fridge up to 3 days.
  • Meanwhile, prepare chewy pizza dough & spread on pizza pan (don’t forget to brush the pan with oil first).
  • Spread sauce, and then roasted veggies on raw dough.
  • Sprinkle with olives or capers if using.
  • Place on middle rack in oven, and preheat oven to 350 with pizza in oven (do not preheat ahead of time).
  • Once oven reaches 350, bake 25-30 mins longer or until it looks good.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ From Vegetarian Times Magazine. Any crust you like will do, and similarly, substitute any veggies you’d like. The crust looks different in this picture than it did for the SALAD-PIZZA, but it is the same. Brushing the crust with balsamic vinaigrette (as well as sprinkling with parm), as was done for the salad pizza, gives it a different appearance & texture. Can use a sugar free crust if avoiding sugar.

~ Herbs de Provence can be found in the spice aisle and is simply a mixture of several different herbs (usually some combination of basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, marjoram, savory, tarragon, oregano & fennel seeds). You can use your own mixture if you’d like.

~ If you’re roasting the veggies directly before making the pizza, remember to cool down the oven before putting pizza in, as the pizza is supposed to go into a room temp oven & brought to 350 slowly.

~ One could forget that cheese & pepperoni exist eating a pizza like this…..Seriously!

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating gluten and/or sugar free, be sure to check labels of any packaged products (such as tomato sauce, olives…etc).  If eating sugar free, use a different (sugar free) crust.


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