Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Zucchini pizza bites




We don't need no stinking gluten to enjoy a bit-o-pizza!

Just grill some pieces of zucchini so they are lovely brown. I added some olive oil on top first. If you don't have a grill, and don't feel like firing one up outside, you can cheat and use the broiler.

The zucchini possibilities are endless, as some types are much larger and can make bigger slices/bites (that's what she said). I'm guessing you could try just about any squash-esque vegetable.

Anywho, then you pile on your toppings. We went with pizza sauce combined with soy charizo. Sprinkle on your favorite cheese or not-cheese. Pop them back in a 350 oven til melted.

Only one of my kids did not inhale these, but they have a texture aversion at times. The zucchini was not stiff enough and crossed that sensory line. The rest of us looked as though we had never eaten in our lives and were licking our plates clean. It is a true miracle these lasted long enough for a photo. I may have had one in my mouth at the time.

5 comments:

Jessica Rudder said...

Oooh. My husband has been trying to avoid yeast, sugar and refined flour so I've been giving him homemade pizzas on dough made from whole wheat flour.

These look like the kind of thing he will love (and I can skip the hassle of making the dough)!

Diana said...

I've done these a couple of ways...and yes, they are yummy! To help with the texture issues, you can salt the raw zucchini pieces and let them sit for about 1/2 hour or so. This will help draw out a lot of the water. Then you can fry or bake them until they are a bit crispy. Or, the version I've had even more success with is grating 4-5 cups worth. Salt (no more than you would to taste) and let sit in a colander for about 1/2 hour to remove water. Then add flour (any kind) and baking soda (like you were making falafel). Pat it into a greased baking dish and voila! You have a nice replication of a pizza crust. Just like with traditional pizza, I like to bake it a bit first before adding the toppings. Now if I could just figure out a way to keep an endless supply of zucchini growing in Utah all year long...

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...
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Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Have you seen The Great Pizza Experiment? A blogger decided to "make pizzas using every popular low-carb grain-free substitute and photograph, rank, and review them all." She's got crusts made with cauliflower, cream cheese, coconut, almond, spinach, and more.

Kim said...

Ooooo! Love this! It's so candida diet-friendly!