Roasted tomato & zucchini paleo pizza

I’m only 1 month into this crossfit stuff and somehow Fran (<—our coaches rocking out the Diane vs. Fran WOD we did yesterday) and I have met twice already. Yesterday was an improvement, 2 more ripped calluses, no breaks with the thrusters (granted I’m only using half as much weight as I should be) and kipping pull ups using a #2 band, not a bastardized attempt off the box. It’s satisfying to improve even when it’s just a smidge but I’m still far from reality.

Kinda like this pizza.

The term “pizza” shall be used lightly here. There’s no doughy chew to this crust and there’s no globs of delicious mozzarella pulling apart with each slice. There’s also no guilt after eating 4 slices though.

I thought I’d test this whole almond/flax seed crust thing out when carbs were calling my name at lunch the other day. Trickery is a great thing.

Here’s the thing, it’s definitely not your typical pizza. but with each bite I liked it more and more. At first, your mind is just like “um, what the eff is this, lady? but after a while the deception sets in and it’s like “ok, I can roll with this.” Summer vegetables that have been roasted to the point of sweetness help out with that too.

I know the feta isn’t paleo and I don’t care. Leave it off if you want to go 100%, but pizza ain’t pizza without some cheese.

Bacon would also be legit on this for a salty substitute if you want to play by the rules.

Just sayin’.

5.0 from 1 reviews

Roasted tomato & zucchini paleo pizza
 
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A paleo pizza with sweet roasted summer vegetables.
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Recipe type: pizza
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • paleo pizza crust (see above for recipe link)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • basil for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss tomatoes & zucchini in a large bowl with olive oil, vinegar and salt & pepper to coat.
  3. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  4. Cook pizza dough according to directions during same 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pizza dough and vegetables from the oven.
  6. Place roasted vegetables on top of pizza dough, crumble feta on top and bake for 10 more minutes.
  7. Remove pizza from the oven, garnish with basil and serve.
Notes
I used a medley of fresh herbs (basil, rosemary & parsley) instead of dried herbs in the pizza dough like it called for. Highly recommend that if you have them on hand.

 

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  1. 1

    Amen. Pizza needs cheese :)

  2. 2

    I need to give that crust a try. I’m intrigued!

  3. 3

    I LOVE that crust recipe…I even blogged about it a few months ago! Your toppings look so good!

  4. 4

    Innnnteresting. I’m intrigued. I’ve never had that kind of crust before but I’m with you: Even a tiny sprinkle of cheese is a necessity if you’re going to call it pizza :)

  5. 5

    Hmmm, I Have to go check the pizza crust out. Guilt-free pizza crust? I’m all on that, I’m going to check the recipe out. Your zucchini and tomato pizza sounds delicious! I love that combination together!

  6. 6

    I think it looks better than doughy crust, but I’m weird. I like chewy, crispy, thin crusts and roasted veggies are always a good idea.

    • 7
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Yeah, I hear ya. I love a thin crust too. I’m thinking I need to spread this dough even thinner next time to get it more crispy. Still delicious but I like almost burnt edges kinda thin ;)

  7. 8

    yesterday my comment to you about roasted veggies and paleo this’es and that’s — THIS is what I am talking about. Your savory tooth exceeds your sweet tooth I think and you make SUCH creative stuff. I wish I could put down the choc chips and pick up the paleo bread :)

  8. 9

    I vote for even more cheese.

  9. 10

    Oh I think I could get on board with this.

  10. 11

    I’m dying to make a paleo pizza crust. I would, like you, also un-paleo it though with cheese. Love the feta!

  11. 12

    Ooh! I love trying out new paleo recipes. I’m excited to add this to my menu soon!

  12. 13

    so yeah, i’m SOOOOOOO not the girl who’ll ever go paleo, but this still sounds delicious! and i’m with you – pizza ain’t pizza without some cheese!

  13. 15

    I just made pizza last night! I’ll definitely be giving your crust a try (my man eats paleo when I’m not tempting him out of it), so this might be a great compromise for us :)

  14. 16

    Yum! I love the combo of flavors you used, zucchini and tomatoes with basil – one of my favorite flavor combos, I just made a black rice dish last night featuring those! That crust looks so yummy and like a fun change of pace. I like thin, almost cracker-like crusts sometimes and other times I like a thick doughy pizza. I recently made this crust that is also grain-free but it is definitely a thicker, doughier crust. I am not sure if it is paleo since I don’t follow that, but it is good either way – http://realsustenance.com/grain-free-thick-crust-pizza-glutendairysoy-free/

  15. 18

    I was just thinking about going paleo for 30 days. i even announced it. then killed it when I had an epiphany – I am a Chobaniac. I can’t go paleo. just received a beautiful big box of Cho. Thinking about the 80/20 + Paleo mix. think it’ll work? nice ‘pizza’. shall pin. speaking of. are you on Pinterest?

    • 19
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I don’t do paleo full out either. Dairy is the main thing stopping me. An occasional greek yogurt and milk in my coffee are too important :) Eat what feels right to you.

  16. 20

    Hmm! That looks delicious. Thank you :)

  17. 21

    Great job with Fran! Can’t wait to join a box! I’ve heard a lot of good things about going paleo but I love Chobani too much to even think about it. Maybe one day!

  18. 22

    This pizza looks amazing!! I really need to try paleo pizza crust again. My first time was a complete flop! Thanks for the plugin suggestion on IG. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me :( I’m trying to get my blog to look exactly the same on a mobile device as it does on a computer. I tested yours out and it seems to work perfectly, everything is just scaled down to fit a smaller screen. With mine, all of my pictures get cut off and my tabs on the top of my home page become two lines instead of one. SO frustrating but I will figure it out!! Hope you had a great day!

    • 23
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Ohhh, gotcha. My theme is the thing that makes it display like normal on a phone. I use Thesis and while it’s not free, it was definitely the best $ I spent on this blog. It’s so customizable and has so many built in things for you (like mobile compatibility, SEO stuff, etc.) that you don’t have to worry about. Hope you get it to work!

      • 24

        Thank you!! I have actually been thinking of switching my theme over to Thesis. I did it a while back but then got a refund because I was so scared it would mess everything up! I am going to start looking into it again! :)

  19. 25

    It may not be traditional pizza but I would totally eat this!

  20. 26

    I’m glad you opted to add “The term “pizza” shall be used lightly here.” So true. But it looks interesting … for a healthy pizza ;)

  21. 27

    I want to hear more about your crossfit endeavors, Gina! Glad you’re enjoying it so far :)
    This crust sounds good! Fun experimenting with alternative crusts. Have you tried the cauliflower one yet?

    • 28
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I haven’t, but I definitely want to! I always pass cauliflower up for some reason in the store, I need to remember to buy it for that!

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