Gluten Free Vegetable and Tuna PizzaSOBRE DULCE Y SALADO
Dinner doesn't have to be the same old sausage or pepperoni pizza, and it doesn't have to be unhealthy. Those who live with gluten intolerance or are gluten-sensitive can still enjoy pizza by swapping out the standard crust for the best gluten-free pizza crust recipe you haven't tried yet. Intrigued? Read on…
If you've made gluten-free pizza crust before, you're probably familiar with the standard cauliflower crust, but this one is a little different because it uses carrots and zucchini in the "dough" which acts as the vessel for the cream cheese, vegetables, and tuna. And, yes, you read that right: tuna and cream cheese! Those are unconventional ingredients for pizza, but they make this recipe all the more delicious.
Health Benefits Of Tuna
Tuna is easy to work with and serves as a great source of nutrients like potassium and magnesium as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids improve health by keeping cholesterol levels in check and can also help boost eye health by preventing macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness. Additionally, the potassium found in tuna helps lower blood pressure and the magnesium is good for regulating blood sugar.
Health Benefits Of Carrots And Zucchini
Carrots and zucchini contain vitamins and minerals we need to keep our bodies running smoothly. Both vegetables are excellent sources of potassium, which is good for regulating blood pressure, but it also helps keep muscles moving. Carrots and zucchini are also extremely low in calories. Zucchini contains 96 percent fewer calories than regular flour and carrots have 89 percent fewer calories than flour — those are numbers your waistline can certainly benefit from.
This homemade pizza recipe works well with variations to suit your taste. Here are a few ideas to mix up the method.
Add Sauce: You can top the pizza dough with tomato sauce or canned pizza sauce rather than cream cheese.
Thick Or Thin Crust: The gluten-free crust can be made thick or rolled out if you prefer a thin crust pizza.
Dairy-Free: If cheese pizza isn't your thing or you want to make a dairy-free version, you can leave the mozzarella and cream cheese out and drizzle it with olive oil before adding the tuna.
Vary The Cheese: You can also top the gluten-free dough with other types of cheese, such as parmesan, gouda or swiss.
Add More Vegetables: You probably can't get too many veggies in your diet, so feel free to add more vegetables to top your pizza — mushrooms, onions, vine-ripened tomato slices, and spinach also work well as toppings.
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine the carrots and zucchini and mix together with the flour and eggs. Season with salt, pepper, and the garlic.
- Press the mixture into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 60 minutes.
- Remove from oven and spread with a thin layer of cream cheese (you may not use it all). Top with the pepper, tuna, and onion. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
- Bake for 15 more minutes and serve.
|Calories380Calories from Fat220|
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|Calories from Fat220|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.