Pizza? No crust? Count me in!

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!

103 thoughts on “Pizza? No crust? Count me in!”

  1. The dish is delicious and very easy to made I tried it and my kids even my hubby loved it so much .I want to thank you for this Informative and interesting blog.

  2. This looks amazing and is right up my alley when it comes to healthy dips, I’m going to make it for a pool party I’m going to next weekend!

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