Here is a great tasting, yet very healthy pizza recipe. This entire pizza is less than 1000 calories and can feed up to 4 people, so it is definitely guilt free.
While it does take some time as we are making our own dough, you can easily purchase pre-made pizza crusts from any market and still have a relatively healthy meal compared to ordering out pizza. Hope you enjoy!
Prep time: 1 hour 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: 10 slices(4 people)
1 Teaspoon White Sugar
1 1/2 cups Warm Water (110 F)
1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
1 1/4 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
4 large (2 red/2 yellow) Bell Peppers
1/2 cup diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped Parsley
2 Teaspoons Red Wine Vinegar
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
2 ounces grated Parmesan Cheese
First, we will prepare the dough. Fill bowl with warm water. Dissolve sugar and sprinkle yeast over the water and let set until it becomes foamy. (8 minutes)
Add salt, olive oil, whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all purpose flour to the mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
Spread out remaining flour onto flat surface and transfer the dough from the bowl. Knead dough until all of the flour is absorbed and turned into a smooth ball. (8 minutes)
Roll/Cover the dough ball in 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil. Cover dough with a towel and let it set until it doubles in size. (45 minutes)
While the dough is rising, we can prepare the toppings. Preheat broiler to 350 F. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise and discard insides.
Place bell peppers with skin side up onto a baking sheet and flatten them by hand.
Broil the bell peppers until blackened. (12 minutes)
Let the bell peppers cool for 5-10 minutes and then cut them into strips.
Add the bell pepper strips, parsley, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, pepper and 3/4 teaspoon olive oil into a bowl and toss by hand.
Go back to the dough. Hand roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into another tight ball and let it rise again for another 30-40 minutes until doubled. If you like thin crust pizza, you can divide the one ball into 2 smaller balls, but I like thick crust so I stick with 1 ball.
Preheat oven to 425 F. Roll the dough ball with a rolling pin until it can't stretch any further. Shape the pizza using your hands to pull out and roll over the edges of the dough to form the crust.
Lightly spread oil on the pizza pan and put the dough on the pan. Spread out the bell pepper mixture evenly across the dough and sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake pizza for 10-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and enjoy!