Comfort Food Friday: Pesto Pizza

What is more comforting than relaxing on a Friday after a long day of work or school and munching on a nice warm slice of pizza pie? This pizza recipe is EXTREMELY nutrient dense, paleo, and dairy-free! Because of my autoimmune disease, I stay away from inflammatory foods such as dairy and grains. It had been a hot minute since I’d eaten pizza because of these reasons. After many attempts, I finally put together a great tasting pizza that will have you feeling completely guilt-free! They look chiquitos, small, but they sure mean business. I tested this recipe on people who could eat an entire standard medium pizza, and they were full with one personal Paleo pizza! Bring on that appetite y’all!


Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until pesto is smooth.

Paleo Pizza Dough

I used this pizza dough recipe and added 1/2 tsp each of basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. I also sprinkled some almond flour on top of the crusts right before putting them into the oven to give it that grainy artisan bread feel.


Pizza Toppings

Ingredients:

*Items are optional. You can make this a vegetarian pizza by omitting the meats. You can also add your veggies of preference.

Procedure:

  • Slice or dice ingredients to your liking
  • Sautée onions and bell peppers
  • Cook meat toppings
  • Reserve for pizza toppings

Paleo Ranch Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp Primal Kitchen Paleo Mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to Your Taste
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Celery
  • 1 tsp Dill Weed
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder

*You can make the ranch dressing or you can just purchase this Paleo Ranch from Primal Kitchen.

Procedure:

  • Combine all ingredients and adjust herbs and spices to your taste.

Pizza Assembly

Procedure:

  • Once all ingredients are prepared and ready, begin assembly
  • Spread pesto on top of the baked pizza crusts
  • Add your pizza toppings
  • Drizzle paleo ranch dressing on top of them
  • Pop your pizzas back in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Slice pizzas into 4 slices and ENJOY!

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