Pizza can be eaten for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner and practically any time except during Chanukah and then only Chinese food is allowed. I don’t make the rules; I sometimes follow them as long as they are convenient to me. I love pizza.
Gluten-free crusts are not as great as a wheat crust. The chewiness and bread like consistency is not easy to obtain. I wouldn’t have a problem being gluten-free if I could eat gluten made products. That not being a possibility I must come up with an alternative pizza crust.
On Facebook the other day, I noticed a recipe for a pizza crust with two ingredients. “Oh my” I thought to myself, “would it be possible to convert this recipe into a tasty gluten-free alternative to pizza dough.” Here folks is my version of a vegan gluten-free pizza that tastes no-where nears as good as a pizza made by Gino’s or Lou Malnatti's but it is good and definitely worth trying.
Desperate Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe
1 cup of So Delicious Greek-style yogurt (Dairy free, soy free and gluten-free and yet it is really good)
¾ cups white or brown rice flour*
Pizza sauce**, hummus, zucchini spread, olive oil or whatever you would like to use on your pizza
Preheat the oven to 450F and oil (I used olive oil) a pizza pan, set aside.
In a bowl mix the yogurt and flour, well (it will not form into a pizza dough that you were used to) and spread it on the prepared pizza pan. The mixture can be as thick or thin as you like your pizza.
Layer the pizza with whatever you like starting with the zucchini spread (that was my preference, only because I didn’t have pizza sauce). Then add the olives and the peppers or feel free add or delete whatever you enjoy putting on your pizza. Possibly the traditional pizza with pizza sauce and vegan gluten-free cheese might be you choice.
Bake for 15 minutes for a ¼ inch thick crust.
*If you use the brown rice flour, your dough will be a much darker color and look more like a traditional pizza.
**the best choice but who am I if not experimental in my cooking lab?
Before dining on the pizza you have just prepared, I would sprinkle Nutritional Yeast much like you would Parmesan Cheese; it really gives it a nice cheesy flavor.
I just noticed the Greek style So Delicious yogurt in the refrigerated case at my grocers and it is really good. I buy it plain and add all kinds of seeds and nuts and with all the protein and fiber; I can be full for about 2 hours. Enjoy!
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