This one goes out to you gluten free buddies !
I wanted to make a pizza.I don’t like cheese or fake cheese, and would rather avoid soy if i can… So i thought to myself, what can I use as a protein for my pizza, without using soy products. I started thinking and thinking … and then it came to me! what if the protein was in the dough!? ! : )
… And thus split pea pizza dough/crust was born!
Split pea flour is naturally processed and has a high protein content, so you can feel good about eating dishes made with it.
What yah knead
Split pea flour 1 cup
chives a handful * you can also use onions
seasalt to taste
Almond milk 3/4 of a cup… add more as needed
garlic 2-3 gloves diced
basil 4-5 leaves rolled and diced
tomato 4-5 cherry tomatoes cut in half
zucchini I did a few zucchini ribbons on top . * to acheive this effect you your carrot peeler , or if you like a cheese grater is a great way to shred zucchini. You can pretend it’s cheese!
mushrooms 1-2 sliced
**It ends up being more of a savory pastry crust, so it is best served hot **
I made a personal size, since I wasn’t completely convinced my project would work, but believe you me… this puppy is filling!!
Lets get to it!
* Preheat your oven to 450.
I started with 1 cup of split pea flour added a tea spoon of baking powder ,sea salt and a handful of fresh chives .
Slowly pour in almond milk, mixing as you pour * don’t worry if you add too much just add a bit more flour ; p. You will know once the flour and milk is mixed enough as all the dry flour will be gone : 0
Cover your hands in split pea flour and begin to knead the dough. * I’ll be honest, I didn’t do much kneading, this kind of flour doesn’t really knead it : )
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Form a ball with the dough and press it down on a greased baking sheet. Grab a mason jar or a rolling pin and flatten the dough into a small round circle about an inch thick.
I then placed the crust in the oven whilst I chopped my vegemables, garlic and herbs.
Remove the crust from the oven . Spread a layer of the chopped garlic and basil on the bottom with a dash of olive oil. add on your veggies. I placed the avocado on after the pizza was cooked but if you do want it cooked along with the pizza, I suggest putting it on for the last 5 minutes only : )
..aannd Yeah bake for 15-20 minutes, but keep an eye on it depending on your oven it may take less time.
Enjoy hot, enjoy a full belly.
And peas…. split with your friends
sharing is fun : D