Yesterday was the day that the Aiken’s made Paleo Pizza for the very first time. The paleo pizza above was made with a vegan pesto sauce (bought from PCC in the refrigerated soup and sauce section) You can find a list of all the other toppings below
SOooo here’s the deal’eeOh…Once my head got itself around the fact that I wasn’t eating Domino’s Pizza then I fully enjoyed this pizza experience. Funny how my brain was confused with what it was eating and doubting everything about it. Once I had taken 2 bites and savored the flavors and textures I realized that the pizza was in actual fact DELICIOUS!
My “new” paleo cave kid Jonathan (he’s not my new kid but has declared himself 80/20 paleo as of today) and is quoted to say “it’s surprisingly decent!” (meaning the pizza) Both Roo and Jonathan had primal pizza as I didn’t want to throw too much at them at one time and Roo was hesitant and 80% liked the pizza and 99% liked the sweet potato fries.
Roo asked to try a number of new foods tonight; fresh tomato and pineapple. She didn’t think much to the tomato but loved the pineapple. I am so proud that she is trying new things. Back to Jonathan, my carb’o'holic boy liked the pizza to my amazement and I have boxed up a couple of slices for him to take for school lunch tomorrow. His school canteen has a microwave which is handy.
We found the pizza VERY filling and I must say that I felt the need to glug water an hour after, all the nuts in the crust I’m guessing!
The part I feared most was making the crust so I delved into the blogosphere and found a highly recommended crust recipe by Everyday Paleo. We bought all our favorite toppings and got creative
The crust was almost like pie crust. The thinner you can roll it out the better as you want the toppings to be the main feature of the pizza not the crust in my opinion.
Everyday Paleo Pizza Crust
- 2 cups almond meal
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
Toppings we used were…
- Organic Pizza Sauce (Muir Glen) OR Vegan Pesto Sauce
- Green onions
- Sliced mushrooms
- Pineapple chunks
- Polish Kiabasa sausage
- Apple smoked bacon chopped
- Fresh basil leaves (torn up)
- Roasted red peppers
- Organic Vine Sweet Mini Peppers
- Crushed red chili peppers
- Mixed herbs (I used 21 Seasoning Salute)
- Grated Mexican mixed cheese for the primal pizza
- Preheat your oven to 350. Using a blender or spoon mix all crust ingredients together until it becomes very thick.
- Using your hands, form the dough into a ball.
- Lightly grease a pizza stone or a cookie sheet with olive oil.
- Place the ball of dough in the center of your cookie sheet or pizza pan and using your hands, push and pat the dough down into the shape of a circle.
- You want to make the dough as thin as possible.
- Your pizza will be about 12 inches across.
- Bake JUST the crust in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
- While your crust is cooking, prepare your toppings.
- After the crust if done, remove from the oven and evenly spread the pizza sauce/pesto sauce over the crust.
- Add the meats and all remaining toppings evenly over the sauce and bake again for an additional 25-30 minutes.
Pineapple just on one side for me if you were wondering
Another paleo success story and a ton of fun was had by all… especially me