Kale Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust Recipe
by Callie England
If you have a pizza craving but you are worried about gluten and all the fattening unhealthy ingredients, then Callie has come up with this tasty healthy pizza recipe. This is perfect for a student or a family that is trying to switch to a healthier alternative. And did I say that this is cheaper than ordering a pizza for delivery?
Sweet Potato Crust
- 2 C mashed sweet potatoes
- 2.5 C quinoa flour (raw quinoa blended in a high-speed blender until flour-like, or you can purchase from most stores)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- .25 C cold water
- 2 T olive oil
- dash of sea salt
Process all ingredients in a food processor. Once combined, place dough in bowl and use hands to form 2 balls. On a baking sheet (silicone, or pizza stone) roll dough into circular shape about .25 inch thick. Should yield 2 8″ crust.
For variety, I made one large and three miniature to store for later use.
In a preheated oven, bake crust at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- 4-5 campari tomatoes
- 1 head of kale (stemmed and chopped)
- 1 T lemon juice
- 2 T olive oil
- 1-2 garlic coves minced
- sea salt
- black pepper
- raw Parmesan (mixture of pumpkin seeds, cashews, nutritional yeast and sea salt)
Whisk garlic and 1 T of olive oil together. Drizzle mixture on pizza crust and spread evenly.
Thinly slice campari tomatoes and place on top of crust in a circular pattern.
Toss chopped kale with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and remaining olive oil. Pile kale on top of tomatoes – It will seem like a lot, but will shrink when baking.
Bake for another 20 minutes at 400 degrees, or, until the outer crust turns brown.
Once browned, remove from oven and let cool.
Slice pizza and top with raw Parmesan.
If you are interested in the story behind this recipe and additional tips, please visit Callie’s website at http://www.rawxy.com.
(Callie England is passionate about raw (and sometimes cooked) vegan food. She is experienced in creating raw food recipes that taste delicious and look great. She is a regular contributor at foodbuzz.com, and she also regularly updates her blog at http://www.rawxy.com to share ideas about healthy recipes that can be prepared within a budget.)