Earlier today, I posted a question on Cheap Recipe Blog’s Facebook page, asking people what they would put on a “superfood pizza”. Thanks to you guys, I got some great ideas and was able to create an extremely delicious pizza (for real!) that I don’t have to feel guilty about eating.
So What Is a Superfood Pizza Anyway?
Quite simply, a “superfood pizza” is a healthy pizza that is topped with food items that are considered superfoods – or foods that have a high nutrient or phytochemical content. This pizza contains the following superfoods:
- Roasted garlic
- Red peppers
- Roasted sweet potato
For cheese, I used Feta, which is a lower calorie choice but also very flavorful so I could use less. The crust is simply a whole wheat pita shell, one of my favorite alternative pizza crust options. All in all, the flavors blended really well together.
This pizza could easily be made vegan by using vegan cheese or leaving cheese off altogether. The sauce and veggies hold their own in terms of flavor.
Now that I’ve made a veggie-based superfood pizza, I’m beginning to think of ideas for a fruit-based superfood pizza with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or cherries. Does anyone have any ideas to share? You did me right one time, lovely readers. Now I want to hear from you again!
Superfood Pizza Recipe
Yield: 4 superfood pizzas
Cook Time: 12 min
Total Time: 20 min
To save money, take a trip around your local grocery store salad bar to purchase small amounts of toppings for your pizza. Some items are cheaper at the salad bar as opposed to buying them individually.
4 whole wheat pita shells
10 cloves of roasted garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Fresh kale, torn into small pieces
Fresh spinach, chopped
Roasted sweet potato
Preheat oven to 375F. In a small food processor, blend garlic, olive oil, and tomato paste until smooth. Spread sauce evenly on pita shells. Add toppings.
If you can do so safely, place pita shells directly on oven rack. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until pizzas are nicely golden brown.