A Hand Crafted Veggie Pizza

A Hand Crafted Veggie Pizza
  • Whole Wheat Crust
  • ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal
  • Toppings
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat cheese
  • 1½ cups chopped vegetables (in combination) of your choice (i.e. bell peppers, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, or mushrooms)
  • ¼ medium onion, finely chopped
  • Optional: Chopped nuts or seeds (i.e. peanuts, cashews, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds)
  • Season with red or black pepper as desired
  • Season with fresh or chopped herbs as desired (i.e. fresh basil, rosemary or cilantro)
  1. To make the dough:
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the water, yeast, and honey. Let stand for ten minutes.
  3. Stir in the olive oil and flour. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for ten minutes.
  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  5. Roll out the dough to approximately 14 inches in diameter.
  6. To top and bake the pizza:
  7. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  8. Place the pizza dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal.
  9. Spread marinara sauce evenly over the crust. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Top with vegetables, onion, nuts, seeds, spices and herbs as desired.
  10. Place the pizza in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the vegetables are crisp-tender.