Pizzas don't need to be a naughty treat, you can make guilt-free bases in the comfort of your own home with these genius vegetable bases
This Friday night favourite doesn’t need to be unhealthy. Harley Street dietician Emer Delaney reveals how to build the perfect pizza with her nutrient-rich bases.
How to make the wholewheat pizza base
Dissolve 1tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle 1tbsp active dry yeast over the top and let it stand for 10 minutes. Stir 1tbsp olive oil and 1tsp salt into the mixture, add 130g whole wheat and 130g plain flour and knead together. Place in an oiled bowl and leave in a warm room to prove for 1 hour. Tip onto a lightly floured surface, divide in two and roll into a pizza base.
Top with: prawns + spinach
How to make the cauliflower pizza base
Blitz a cauliflower head until it’s finely chopped. Microwave in a bowl for 5 minutes or until soft. Once cool, add 2 eggs, 100g ground almonds, 2 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Mould on a greased lined baking tray and cook for 20 minutes or until brown.
Top with: goat’s cheese + peppers
How to make the courgette pizza base
Mix 250g grated courgette, 2 eggs, 35g gluten free flour, 35g mozzarella, 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper. Mould on a greased lined baking tray and cook for 30 minutes or until brown.
Top with: chicken + artichoke
How to make the sweet potato pizza base
Combine 135g cooked sweet potato, 135g gluten free flour, 1 egg, 1tsp baking powder, salt and pepper. Mould on a greased lined baking tray and cook for 30 minutes or until brown.
Top with: pine nuts + asparagus