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I love pizza. In my house, Monday night is traditionally pizza night.
I’ll often make my own pizza from scratch, but that takes time and effort. Sometimes we order pizza, but that gets really expensive, and I can’t really personalize it the way I want to.
And honestly, sometimes I want not only me but my whole family to eat more veggies. That’s where this Mediterranean pizza comes in.
I love how cauliflower gets swapped into so many dishes now, and the cauliflower pizza crusts are a perfect example.
The crust is already prepped, which saves me a ton of time. Give it a quick bake by itself while you prep the toppings, then add them and bake until your cheesy is golden and bubbly.
In fact, this one is so easy, I can take pizza night off and let my kids make it – with me staying in charge of the oven part, of course! They love this pizza, too.
Of course, if you want to add veggies to your life, there are so many ways to can enjoy pizza from a traditional margherita pizza to a pizza funghi and more. Or create a pepperoni pizza and serve it with a shaved Brussels sprouts salad or a harvest quinoa salad.
Why Mediterranean pizza?
I find it so fun to get creative with my toppings, and I love that I can add extra veggies without taking away the fun of the pizza. In this Mediterranean pizza, I have cauliflower from the crust, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and onion (sometimes). Add some smoked salmon for extra protein, and you’re all set.
With this Mediterranean pizza, you don’t even need any sauce. Instead, I use the oil from the sundried tomatoes to lightly brush the crust, and the veggies go right on top of that. Does it get any easier?
This pizza is great for two people to share for dinner, or make a couple to serve at a party as an appetizer. As delicious as this is straight from the oven, it tastes just as good when it’s cooled a bit – perfect for your next get together.
The crust tastes so good, and I love that there’s no prep work. I definitely recommend baking it directly on your oven racks to get a gorgeous crispy crust. Bigger bonus? That means even fewer dishes to clean when you bake it that way!
How to Make Gluten Free Mediterranean Pizza
Check your pizza crust directions, but typically you can follow these. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Once your oven comes to temperature, add the cauliflower pizza crust directly to the center rack in your oven. Be sure to remove it from the plastic packaging first!
Bake at 425 degrees for 14 minutes.
While the crust bakes, prep your toppings. Drain the sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, but make sure to save the oil from the sundried tomatoes. Slice into bite size pieces.
Thinly slice red onion into half moons. Crumble the smoked salmon, as well. For this, use the meaty smoked salmon, not lox like you add to bagels.
Once the pizza crust bakes, use a pastry brush to lightly coat the crust corner to corner with the oil from the sundried tomatoes. If you accidentally toss it, you can use olive oil instead.
Spread the sundried tomatoes, artichokes, onions, and smoked salmon across the crust. Sprinkle this with mozzarella cheese.
Carefully return the Mediterranean pizza to your oven rack, and turn the temperature up to 450 degrees. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and use a pizza wheel to slice into nine pieces. Serve immediately!
Have you ever tried a Mediterranean pizza?
- 1 frozen cauliflower pizza crust
- 5 sundried tomatoes
- 1/4 c artichoke hearts
- 1/4 small red onion
- 2 oz smoked salmon
- 1 T sundried tomato oil
- 1/2 c mozzarella
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Add pizza crust directly to oven center rack and bake for 14 minutes.
- Drain sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts, reserving sundried tomato oil. Slice into bite size pieces.
- Thinly slice red onion into half moons and crumble smoked salmon.
- After pizza crust bakes, brush corner to corner with oil from the sundried tomatoes.
- Spread sundried tomatoes, artichokes, onions, and smoked salmon across the crust. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
- Return pizza to oven, and raise temperatur to 450 degrees. Bake 6-8 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from oven and slice into nine pieces. Serve immediately.
- Check your pizza crust for baking instructions, but you can typically follow these instructions. You don't want to fully bake it before you add the toppings, but parbake it so it's solid and crispy.
- If you accidentally toss the oil from the sundried tomatoes, you can use olive oil instead to brush the crust.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 341mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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