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Pumpkin Pesto GF DF Pizza Recipe
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Veggie Loaded Pumpkin & Pesto Pizza

Healthy and nutritious pizza recipe loaded with veggies. Gluten free, dairy free, egg free.
Course Dinner, lunch
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients

Pizza Base

  • 3/4 cup almond meal 
  • 3/4 cup Pom Pom Cauliflower Flour 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tbsp oregano 
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup room temperature water 
  • Extra cauliflower flour for rolling 

Toppings

  • 3/4 cup roast pumpkin pureed
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp oregano 
  • 2-3 florets broccoli thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup canned/cooked chickpeas rinsed
  • 2 tbsp pesto heaped (use dairy free for DF/vegan)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes 
  • extra virgin olive oil

Tahini "Cheese"

To Serve:

  • baby spinach/ rocket leaves 
  • 1/4 avocado cubed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts

Instructions

Pre- heat oven to 170°C. 

  • In a mixing bowl combine almond meal, cauliflower flour, onion and garlic powder and oregano.
  • Add olive oil, apple cider vinegar and water, combine well and form a large ball. 
  • Lightly dust a clean, flat surface with extra cauliflower flour. 
  • Place dough onto surface and gently roll out with a rolling pin. Shape edges as needed. 
  • Place onto a pizza stone or lined baking tray and bake in oven for 10-12 mins or until lightly golden and cooked through. 
  • Meanwhile prepare toppings. Mix pumpkin puree with garlic and oregano. Prepare remaining topping ingredients. To make tahini “cheese” mix tahini with water, nutritional yeast and season to taste. Add more water to mixture if needed. 
  • Spread pumpkin puree over pizza base. Toss broccoli in olive oil and place on top of pizza (or use an olive oil spray). Add onion and chickpeas. Spoon over pesto and sprinkle with chilli flakes.
  • Drizzle over tahini and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until broccoli is cooked and pizza toppings are warmed through. 
  • When ready to toss greens with olive oil and dress pizza. Top with cubed avocado and pine nuts. 

Notes

To make this recipe nut free:
- Swap out almond meal for sunflower seed meal (ground sunflower seeds in a blender or food processor to a nut meal texture).
- Make a nut free pesto. Recipe for nut free pesto here
Recipe for dairy free pesto here.