Vegetable Hummus Pizza

Do you ever miss pizza? The tang of tomato sauce, the greasy cheese, the delicious crust? Rest easy, because pizza is completely do-able on a gluten-free (and dairy-free, and egg-free, and many other “free”) diet(s). (Hurray!)

I’ve bought some ready-bake pizzas in the store before (like Amy‘s Spinach Pizza with rice crust). They’re great, but sometimes baking your own pizza is super rewarding. And if you have fresh ingredients, prepare for your taste buds to be blown away.

My friend gave me a box of Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to trying it out. I love it and will definitely buy it again! The mix works really well, and you can buy it at most grocery stores in the baking isle. The box makes two good-sized pizzas; you just add some oil, the yeast packet with water, knead it, and let it rise for 30 minutes. If the dough is a little sticky, add some white or brown rice flour. You can use a rolling pin or your fingers to get it flat.

I’ve had my fair share of mishaps with baking gluten-free bread before, but this brand of easy-make pizza crust bakes completely in the oven. It’s not soggy or grainy at all and has a soft, springy texture. If you want it a little crunchier, try baking the crust by itself in the oven for a few minutes before adding toppings. For leftovers, you can also heat it in a stove-top pan to brown the crust (a little tip I got from my mother, who adores all baked goods on the crunchy side).

The pizza I made was half tomato-sauce based and half hummus-based. You can also try mixing the two together or buy sun-dried tomato hummus. The flavor is great either way!

Ingredients

Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix (makes two pizzas – if you just want one, simply split the ingredients in half)

Tomato sauce and/or hummus

Yellow and red peppers

1 Large tomato

1 Zucchini

Kale

Fresh basil

Mushrooms (optional – I know some people love these guys, but they’re not for me!)

Soy, rice, goat, or cow cheese (optional)

1. Mix the pizza crust flour mix with oil, water, and yeast according to the directions on the box. Let rise in a ball-shape for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.When the dough is ready, roll it out with wax paper and a rolling pin on a baking sheet. (You can try pre-baking the crust for a few minutes in the oven if you want.)

3. Spread the tomato sauce and/or hummus base.

4. Slice the peppers, tomato, and zucchini. Rip the kale and basil leaves into small pieces. Spread the toppings on the pizza, pressing softly down into the dough. (Optional: sprinkle with your choice of cheese.)

5. Bake the pizza 20-30 minutes (the box says 15-20 minutes, but I let it bake a little longer and it turned out great).

6. Eat fresh out of the oven, cold, or reheated. Enjoy!

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Categories: Main dish, Pizza

Author:rsedlak1

Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.

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