Healthy Homemade Pizza
Cooking time: 90 minutes | Serves 4 | 276 calories per serving
Our nutritionist says:
Pizza is often seen as unhealthy, but by using wholegrain flour and low-fat toppings it can be a nutritious and filling dish. Adding vegetables to the topping is an easy way to get at least two of your recommended five a day
For the base
- ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) of dried yeast
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of superfine sugar
- 500ml whole-wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) of olive oil
- 170ml warm water
For the sauce:
- 400g tinned or fresh chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) of tomato puree
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Dried herbs (e.g. oregano, thyme, sage)
Toppings of your choice:
- Mozzarella, mushrooms, olives, peppers
- Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Make a well in the middle and add half the oil and the water. Beat until you have a thick dough. Knead with your hands for about ten minutes.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for an hour.
- Punch the dough with your hands and roll it out into a large flat circle. Heat the rest of the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic.
- Cook for a few minutes and add the tomatoes, puree and herbs. Heat until the sauce has thickened slightly.
- Spread over the pizza base and add toppings of your choice. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad.
- Saturated fat: 1g per serving
- Sugar: 5g per serving
- Salt: 0.15g per serving
- Fibre: 8g per serving