I was hungry yesterday evening after a very demanding yoga class and fought the urge to stop by our local pizzeria for a slice. I thought for a moment on what we had in our fridge still stocked with last weekend's farmer's market bounty and remembered a head of broccoli! There must be a way to make some sort of dough out of those florets, my brain told me. A quick google search brought me to a recipe on this site:
And that recipe resulted in this drool-worthy dinner snack:
I followed the directions pretty much on point, with these changes:
- I used a TBSP of flour instead of ground oats (I had no ground oats)
- I added fresh minced garlic instead of powdered
- I used fresh oregano and thyme instead of oregano and basil.
- I added ground pepper.
- The steaming of the "broccoli rice" took a little bit more time/attention than just putting a lid on it mixed with a 1/4 cup of steaming water. I added about 1/4cup more water, stirred it around on high heat with the "rice" and then cut the heat and covered. Once the bright green color emerged, I splashed some balsamic vinegar in the pot and mixed it around. About 1 tsp.
For toppings, I used a tomato sauce from my freezer that I had made a few weeks ago, topped with shredded asiago cheese, sliced garlic and green zucchini. It took about 20 minutes to make the dough, and the cooking time and temp were right on! Next time I might try cooking it more like a regular pizza — dough and topping all baked at once. But, it was delicious! Made the 2 pies pictured in photo above. I was so hungry I could have eaten both. But didn't, I saved one for my honey because I am a very nice person.