Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza

Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza

Servings: 8

Lactose Intolerant Vegan Vegetarian
Recipe Directions
Nutrition Information

Ingredients

WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA CRUST:

¾ Cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm water

1 teaspoon of agave syrup

1 teaspoon dry, active yeast

2 Cups Whole-Wheat Flour, plus more for kneading (or substitute your favorite gluten free flour)

Kosher salt (to taste)

1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

PIZZA SAUCE:

1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 gloves garlic, minced

2 cans (28 oz.) whole tomatoes, drained and chopped

3 Tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

TOPPINGS:

1-1/2 Cups GO VEGGIE Mozzarella Shreds (Lactose Free, Lactose & Soy Free or Vegan)

1/2 Cup GO VEGGIE Grated Parmesan

Fresh basil leaves

Instructions

WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA CRUST:

Mix the warm water, agave and yeast together in a small bowl. Let sit until a small layer of foam develops at the top, 3-5 minutes.

Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil, then mix together.

Form the dough into a ball in the center of the bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and keep in a warm place until the dough doubles in size, about 2 hours.

Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour. Sprinkle flour on a clean, dry work surface. Place the dough onto the floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes, until the dough is less sticky, but still moist to the touch.

Form the dough into a ball. Place the ball on the baking sheet. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes before shaping into a round or rectangle.

PIZZA SAUCE:

Heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion and cook until soft.

Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients.

Cook, uncovered until thickened for about 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

TOPPINGS:

Spread pizza sauce over the pizza dough and then the shreds over the sauce. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

After removing from the oven, sprinkle the grated topping and fresh basil over the top of the pizza.

Recipe by: GO VEGGIE