So in becoming the Bubba Gump of zucchini, I decided that I would figure out how to make a zucchini based pizza dough, as I am running out of ways i like zucchini that don’t involve frying. It was a terrible idea. It failed miserably, i had to throw away an entire pizza. I wasted a lot of time, blah blah blah. To avoid starving another evening, but still wanting to succeed, I decided to tweak a savory zucchini bread recipe i found via Tastespotting on Tung in Cheek and make it in the shape of a pizza crust and go from there.
Makes 2 pizza “crusts”
1 white zucchini*, grated
1 yellow zucchini*, grated
1 medium onion, grated
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated romano cheese
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
sprinkle of nutmeg
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray Pam your pizza pans!
Step 2 – In a bowl, mix together grated zucchini, onion, eggs, olive oil, honey, and cheeses.
Step 3 – In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry.
Step 4 – Shape into pizza crusts on your pans and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the tops of the breads are nice and brown and a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.
Step 5 – Take the crusts out and top with fresh mozzerella, ripped up salami, parmesan and romano cheeses, fresh basil* and fresh ground pepper. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes and serve with sauce of your choice, or it is delicious on its own. I chose leftover vodka sauce with fresh tomato sauce. Voila! Zucchini pizza success!