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Pizza? No crust? Count me in!

by Lisa on December 15, 2009

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that Kristina and I are a little over-focused on food right now.  It’s not an obsession, I swear (ok, maybe a little bit, but it’s a healthy obsession!).  I keep thinking I should post something with a little more variety than just recipes, but it’s what I’m feeling right now, so I think I won’t fight the urge just yet.

I made pizza this weekend—not cheesy saucy bready pizza, but veggie eggplanty pizza!  Sounds delicious, right? 

This is how I did it:

Peel the eggplant and cut into very thin slices, then spread out on dehydrator tray (you could do this in the oven on a low setting too, but not over 115 degrees or you’ll kill the enzymes!). I coated each slice with a tiny bit of coconut oil and stuck this in the dehydrator while I diced my veggies.

Peeled and sliced with a little coconut oil

Peeled and sliced with a little coconut oil

Dice whatever veggies you’re in the mood for.  I used red pepper, tomato, artichoke (probably not the best choice since it’s sitting in brine in a can—but who can be perfect?!), kalamata olives, fresh basil, garlic, and mushrooms. Try to chop them all about the same size, and toss it all together in a bowl.

Ready to go in the dehydrator

Ready to go in the dehydrator

Spread veggies on “crusts” just like you would with bruschetta. Sprinkle on a little bit of spicy seasoning—I used an organic ground chipotle chili powder,  and dehydrate on 110 degrees for 4-6 hours.  I read that you could grind up some pine nuts and put that on if you want a cheesy feel, but I didn’t think it needed that.

About halfway done, in the dehydrator

About halfway done, in the dehydrator

The eggplant actually ended up being very crust-like!  Even Joe liked them—he was impressed that the only ingredients were veggies (and fruits—aren’t olives and tomatoes technically fruit?).


Finished Product:  Eggplant-Crust-Veggie-Bruschetta-Pizzas!Finished Product: Eggplant-Crust-Veggie-Bruschetta-Pizzas!

I think they’re pretty too—maybe even good enough to take to a holiday party with non-veggie-lovers!

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