Pizza With A Health Aspect
This is a different take on pizza that is usually prepared with white flour. Try this healthy recipe for a soul filling snack or meal.
Pizza based on whole-wheat flour
Those who are trying to stay healthy realize that they need to stay away from food items like pizza. It is definitely a mouth watering dish, especially when the cheesy crust bubbles over the mouth watering ingredients. It does not need to deprive many as there are nutritious ingredients that one can take up as well as a base the pizza on a healthier base to make it more of a healthy item to consume.
This is a home pizza recipe that will not take much time to prepare. You can get the whole thing done in 45 min or less. What’s more, with generous toppings, it can be a leftover snack as well. The next day you could pack in a slice for lunch as well on your way to the office.
Ingredients to use
- 100 gm of white flour
- 100 gm of whole-wheat flour
- 1 tsp of dried yeast, about 7 gm
- 125 ml of warm water
- Cherry tomatoes, a handful and halved
- 200 gm of canned tomato juice or puree
- 1 courgette, large, sliced into thin pieces
- 25gm of mozzarella
- 1 tsp of capers in brine
- 8 olives
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 2 tbsp of parsley, chopped
How to make?
The flours of both kinds need to be mixed. The white flour is necessary as it has higher gluten content which offers required elasticity to the dough. Both flours need to be mixed with yeast and with a pinch of salt. If you have a food processor with a dough mixing accessory you could fit the same and mix the dough with water in the same. Once the dough is formed, take it out and keep aside in an oiled sheet, wrapped up. After a while roll it out to a circle of diameter 30 cm. Place it on a baking sheet that is oiled. Instead of sautéing the ingredients for the topping on the stove, here the ingredients are mixed and applied directly on the pizza. This prevents excess oil from being added to the ingredients. You can then create the topping of canned tomatoes and form a base for the pizza. The courgettes and cherry tomatoes can be arranged on top of this. Olives, capers and garlic need to be mixed and added along with olive oil drizzled all over. Once the toppings have been arranged, allow the pizza to rise in the oven to 240C. This should take about ten to fifteen minutes. Check for the edges to turn golden as an indication for the pizza to have been completed. Before serving the pizza scatter parsley on top.
This is a healthy way of cooking pizza at home. There are other variants as well that one can experiment with. For instance, Making Pizza Out Of Pita Bread as Found Here. There are many similar recipes that one can try to make pizza more healthy and wholesome for the family members.