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Green & Groovy Pizza with a Dairy Free Broccoli Crust

Broccoli pizza with gourmet filling - ATLS

Yesterday was my 26th birthday – pfft it goes fast, but I am loving every single day I spend getting older, wiser (at least this is supposed to happen) and becoming more passionate about so many things. I of course spend my day surrounded by awesome food and people, where I was partly cooking in the kitchen and partly together with my guests – just as I prefer. I did both a paleo inspired brunch for my girls and in the evening I made a nordic inspired tapas for my family. So many new dishes, flavours and textures to share with my loved ones. Curious check out Instagram.

Broccoli pizza with gourmet filling - ATLS

The last couple of weeks I have added a new Food-Club to my repertoire! I have two amazing friends who both study the same education as I, and who also have a weakness for new food trends, experimenting and going all the way. Lately we have thrown ourselves into cooking with weird low calorie almost sci fi shirataki noodles (recipe will follow) and been quite experimental with our interpretation of the pizza. As you might know I’m already a fan of both the classic pizza but also the well-known pizza with cauliflower  crust  and I am always up for adding a new favourite to my list, especially when you can sneak in some of those seasonal veggies and cut back on calories.
We have been doing a kind of opposite pizza also known as meatza, were a thin and flavour filled meat crust are being loaded with pesto and veggies. But the one that stole my heart was this green and groovy miracle pizza with a magical combination of all our favourite pizza toppings.

Broccoli pizza with gourmet filling - ATLS

I have been making this broccoli crust for the pizza quite some times now, and I have discovered that you get a wonderful result just by adding vegetables (here it was broccoli + onions), eggs and psyllium husk. This is so very easy and I love the fact that you can remove any cheese or energy filled nut flour and instead load the pizza with all of these greasy and tasty foods. My two food-partners in crime have also been experimenting with using leftover organic vegetable pulp from juicing, which supposedly has been a success as well :)
When it was time for shooting this gorgeous pizza I had of course forgotten all about the creamy goats cheese, how could I?.. I do not know, but it was added as soon as it was time to eat, unfortunately it resulted in cheese-less pictures. You can of course add any topping you prefer as long as you make sure it’s not too wet or else it will soak the crust. But I would really recommend to give our combination a try, it is simply amazing. There is just something about those artichokes combined with that creamy goats cheese that makes flavour explosions in your mouth.
So if you’re up for yet another grain free pizza, looking to sneak in some vegetable in that man of yours, feel like using your juice pulp and minimise your food waste or simply are too curious to let this recipe pas, I am welcoming you in to the world of green and groovy pizzas.

Broccoli pizza with gourmet filling - ATLS

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Broccoli pizza with green &  groovy  topping
Makes 1 pizza for 3 hungry persons

Psyllium husk are a pure fibre product often used in baking or to aid people with their digestive system. It is awesome for gluten free or grain free baking, since it has the ability to soak up a lot of fluid and in this case make the pizza dough go from wet to firm. I have used the psyllium husk seeds for this recipe, if you use the powder version just make sure to add a little less. If you wanna know more about psyllium husk go visit Sara over at My New Roots, uh and make sure to try her bread too it is gorgeous.

Broccoli crust
1 small organic broccoli head, divided in small florets (or 2-3 cups or organic vegetable pulp)
2 onions
4 cloves of garlic
3 eggs
2 Tbsp husk
1 tsp salt
fresh pepper

Roasted aubergines
1 aubergine
2-3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp concentrated tomato paste
10 slices of you favourit salami or smoked ham (optional)
1 glass of artichoke hearts in oil, drained
100 g creamy goats cheese
1 small onion, thinly sliced
10 cherry tomatoes, in halves
Fresh green leaves (eg. spinach or arugula)

Garlic oil
4-5 cloves of garlic
½ cup olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
a pinch of salt

Start by preheating the oven to 200 °C / 400 °F. In a food processor combine onions, broccoli, garlic for the base and pulse until finely chopped (alternatively grate broccoli and onions by hand).  Add egg, psyllium husk and season and pulse until combine. Set a side.
Now make the roasted aubergines, by slicing them into thin slices (0,5 cm). Place on a lined baking stone, brush with oil, season and bake in the oven for approximately 15 or until golden and tender. Set a side to cool.
Pour the broccoli base onto a lined baking stone. Gently use a spatula to divide out the mixture until you have an even green pizza crust. Make sure the edge is slightly thicker than the rest of the crust to avoid burning. Bake in the oven for 15 min.
Make the garlic oil by combining everything in a blender/food processor and pulse until you have a lovely strong oil – pour into a bowl or glass.
When the crust has baked it’s time to add the topping. Start with spreading out a thin layer of tomato paste. Then add the aubergines, ham, onions, tomatoes and artichokes. Place the pizza back in the oven for additional 5-10 min.
Top the pizza with fresh leaves and creamy goats cheese, and serve the pizza hot with olive oil on the side… Enjoy.

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Comments (22)

  • YUM. That’s all I can think to say, because I am imagining my mouth full of this delicious dish. YUM.
    Thank you! And Happy Birthday!

    • Thank you so much, and uh, hope you tried it and that it felt even better in real life :)

  • This looks so good!! All the. Cauliflower crusts seem to have dairy I them and I finally found this amazing recipe!! And I bet the broccoli tastes great!!
    Ps. Happy birthday! :)

    • Thank you so much – and yes thats exactly what I thought a simply pizza base for everyone!

  • Hello, I have been looking for a gluten free recipe for ages of a pizza as I use a outdoor pizza oven and some friends are gluten intolerant. I will try your recipe very soon.

    • Hope it will be success, it sounds very exciting in an out door pizza oven, just remember that the ‘dough’ is more similar to a batter, so it can maybe be difficult to move around in a pizza oven.

  • Wow, what a great idea to make a broccoli pizza crust. I like to make our pizzas myself, from the crust to the last toppings. It is so much fun and just delicious.

    • I completely agree – and it always tastes better and costs let, total win win

  • Happy Birthday! I love like-minded foodie-friends : ) This looks beautiful.. I love cauliflower crusts so will defiantly try this one out, Thank you!

    • You are very welcome, and thank you so very much! I also do love all you food-friends who are out there too :)

  • Wow…this is so intriguing! I have not tried this kind of pizza crust, but it sure looks and sounds delicious! I will have to put this on my list of all of the recipes I have found since I started blogging…now I just need a bit more time…

    • Haha, oh yeah that list can get pretty long I recon. Mine seriously needs to be tended to really soon, but it just keeps on building up, bit of a luxury I guess, but still, wish I had two stomachs :)

  • Happy belated birthday, dear Josephine! thank you very much for this recipe! I tried it and it is absolutely yummy :))) love your blog and photography x

  • What is “husk” ? Thank you.

    • It is a kind of pure fiber that really binds liquid, great when you are balking without grain :) It is also known as psyllium seed husk, if you do not know it try googling it that would probably be the easiest :)

  • Thank your for this receipe. I have used a base with cauliflower but this is much nicer :)

  • Is there a substitute for Psyllium husk? Not sure if I am going to find it at my local place and don’t want to wait for an online order.

    • You could try to use a defatted grain free flour as almond flour, coconut flour or another nut or seed flour. Or even ground flax seed. But I have not been experimenting with these nor the amount. But I would suggest adding a little more since psyllium does soak up a lot of liquid :)

  • What are the little purple clovers on the pizza? Is this from the field or the grocery? I am not familiar with clovers as food. Recipe looks great. I wanna try it out!

    • Hehe, it was just an edible plant/herb I found at the market :) But I see them popping up all sound and they are indeed so beautiful :) Hope you’ll like the pizza

  • […] Jeg har her til aften fået den skønneste pizza, og et kæmpe bonus er at den er sund og fyldt med grønsager! Men hvordan kan de to ord hænge sammen? Pizza og sund? Det er fordi at bunden er lavet af broccoli og æg. Nu må du dog ikke forvente at det smager af den traditionelle pizza, fordi denne pizza netop ikke indeholder mel. Den har ikke den traditionelle sprøde skorpe, men jeg synes stadig man får pizza smagen, fordi bunden toppes med tomatsauce, parmaskinke og dejlig mozzarella. Derudover får du pizza smagen uden den store mængde kalorier som en traditionel pizza indeholder. Det betyder, at du kan spise endnu mere af denne pizza uden at blive tyk – bonus! ? Jeg er ihvertfald sikker på at denne pizza bliver en fast del af min ugentlige menu! Inspiration til denne dejlige pizza har jeg fra den inspirerende blog Atastylovestory. […]


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