8 Easy Pizza Toppings That Are Delicious AND Healthy
By Amy Hoppkins; Photography by Micky Hoyle
We’re all about that base (ok and toppings)
Who says pizza can’t be healthy? These toppings are packed with nutrients and yum factor!
1. Health Nut
Blend 80g roast pumpkin or butternut with 2 sage leaves and 1 tbsp olive oil and spread on the base. Top with 60g cooked quinoa and bake. Garnish with 1⁄2 tbsp flaxseeds, 1 tsp pumpkin seeds, 20g rocket and chilli flakes.
2. Green Belt
Top the base with 80g tinned chopped tomatoes, 30g courgette ribbons, 50g blanched broccoli, 30g blanched green beans and 60g mozzarella. Bake, then drizzle with 1 tbsp basil pesto and 1 tbsp olive oil.
3. The Big Fish
Cook your base all the way through (10 to 15 minutes), then spread with guacamole (make your own by blitzing 80g avo, 1 tbsp olive oil, lime juice, 20ml water, 1 tsp chopped red onion and coriander). Top with 40g blanched asparagus and 80g smoked salmon.
4. Get A Shroom
Top the base with 80g tinned chopped tomatoes, 40g chopped shiitake mushrooms and 60g mozzarella. Bake and then drizzle with sesame oil. Garnish with basil.
5. Truffled Up
Dot 150g mozzarella and 50g mushrooms on your base, season and bake. Serve with a drizzle of truffle oil and chopped fresh parsley.
6. Popeye & Prawns
Top your base with 80g tinned chopped tomatoes and top with 10g baby spinach and 18 to 20 cooked prawns. Finish baking in the oven, then serve with 1 tbsp caviar (optional), a drizzle of olive oil and basil leaves.
Blanch 80g kale, then blitz with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 clove garlic and spread on your base. Top with 40g blanched pak choi, 60g sprouts and 60g mozzarella. Bake and serve with 1 chopped chilli, 1 tsp sesame seeds and a drizzle of tamari (or wheat-free soy sauce) and sesame oil.
8. Just Beet It
Blitz 80g cooked beetroot with 1 tbsp olive oil and spread over a base. Top with 60g goat’s cheese then bake. Serve scattered with 1 tsp flaxseeds, 10g walnuts (chopped), 20g rocket and a drizzle of raw honey.
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