For me, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix is the best thing since sliced bread! Pizza was one of the things I desperately hated denying myself when I first found out I was gluten intolerant. Can you imagine a life without pizza?! Clearly, this was long before I knew of all the gluten free bread options out there. But being the worst baker in the world, my chances of having pizza often wasn’t’ high to say the least.
Enter the Bob’s Red Mill company. I love these people and all their great gluten free bread mixes, flours and grains. After trying many of the already made loaves of gluten free bread in the market that end up tasting like sandy bricks, each of their mixes are a marvelous find. They are moist, delicious and miraculously gluten free. I love it!
As you can imagine, after my long 12 day fast, I went to Henry’s and stocked up on amazing greens, and food to fill the pantry with. I’ve also collected a series of lists, all filled with dishes I want to play with for the next few months. This was dinner the other night!
::Chickpea And Feta Salad::
Juice of 2 organic lemons
1 1/2 – 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cups of minced leek (white part only)
2 cups chiffonade kale leaves
2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 15oz can organic chickpeas)
2 large carrots grated
1 red pepper finely diced
1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds, hulled
2 large leaves of romaine lettuce torn, per salad plate to be served
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1. Whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper and minced leek together and then set aside.
2. Mixed together the kale, chickpeas, grated carrots, diced red pepper, and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
3. Add the lemon/leek mixture and toss until its all coated.
4. To serve create a circle along the plate of the romaine lettuce and in the center spoon the chickpea mixture into a lovely mound.
5. Garnish each mound with crumbled feta cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
This mixture is enough for about 8 salads. It keeps well as a leftover for about 2 days.
::Gluten Free Broccoli Pesto Pizza::
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
2 cups cut broccoli florets
1/4 red onion sliced in rounds
4 garlic cloves sliced thinly
4 Tbs of already made pesto
2-3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
chile pepper flakes (optional)
1. Follow the instructions on the pizza dough package.
2. I always have pesto on hand in the refrigerator or freezer. Freshly made is always best, but because we just don’t get an abundance of basil up here, I always have some Trader Joe’s, or the one that we happened to have which was from Costco. With that said, I layer in this order:
a. Spread the pesto over the entire crust, leaving a one inch margin around the perimeter.
b. 3/4 of the cheese gets sprinkled on top.
c. Evenly disperse the broccoli and the onions.
d. Sprinkle the garlic slices over it all.
e. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
3. Place in oven as directed by the dough package
Thats it! Easy peezy. And a super delicious but casual dinner.
What a tasty looking meal! I had a kale salad from a restaurant today and loved it – this looks so yummy and easy to make 🙂
So easy! but I must confess that my love is the break maker in the family. Or the pizza crust maker. I seem to kill anything that requires baking. But other then that, it is super easy, hearty and tastey. Highly recommend it!
Love that salad! I should use chickpea more often, but dont.
So, you are GF but not vegan? I was wondering how you got that cheesy look on your pizza, and sure enough the recipe calls for real cheese. Vegan cheese, I here, just doesnt melt!
I'm all about chickpeas right now. I just love them, and there is a dryness to them that seems to be satisfying a need of late. And yes. I'm GF but not a vegan. Most of my dishes are vegetarian, although I have started eating meat again after abstaining for over 10 years. Its all a continuum for me that I'm trying to figure out. But I will say that I have never been able to fully cut out cheese from my diet, so being a vegan has never happened. And I have never liked vegan cheese. My theory is, if you aren't going to eat something, creating a fake processed version of it isn't any better, and you usually sacrifice the taste. There are countless vegan recipes out there that are amazing in flavor that dont require fake food substitutions. Better to explore those.
Everything looks soo delicious!
That pizza is calling to me, Yum!!
Looks wonderful. I love the pesto as pizza sauce.
Yes!!! Its really one of the best things ever. I love having a variety of different pizza bases. And this is a great alternative to marinara sauce.