Recently I needed a bit of a change. I needed something exciting to eat! And I really wanted pizza. But even though I know how to make a GAPS legal pizza crust I did not want to spend the time or energy to make it. Then I came up with this brilliant idea... pizza bites... on zucchini! and what's better? They are stage 4 (and beyond) GAPS legal!
I happened to have just bought some good-quality uncured pepperoni at the store, and had some sauce in the cabinet (although if I don't happen to have that I just as easily throw a couple tomatoes in a blender and make my own sauce on the stove). I tried it, and it worked! Delicious pizza bites that really taste like pizza (with zucchini on it) and can be made to suit any taste or dietary guidelines.
Unless you can't eat zucchini, you should be able to modify this for anyone. The fat used can be anything. You could leave off the tomato sauce, or make a while sauce. You can top with anything you can tolerate. Most people can tolerate raw cheese by the time they get to full GAPS And I guarantee that even if you can't do pepperoni, there is some type of meat you can have! Part of what makes a pizza is cheese and tomato sauce, so without these you will have a little different taste, but that doesn't mean you won't have something delicious!
Ingredients for gaps friendly pizza made with zucchini:
2 TBS Lard, Butter or Other Fat
Salt & Pepper
Pizza Sauce (make your own or buy a sugar free version in a glass jar)
Other Pizza Toppings of Your Choice
Directions for gaps friendly pizza made with zucchini:
Sliced the zucchini into rounds, approx ¼ thick. Don’t slice too thin!
Add your preferred fat to a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add zucchini slices. Your zucchini should not be swimming in the fat!
Sprinkle zucchini slices with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings.
Grate the mozzarella cheese.
Once the zucchini slices are golden brown (8-10 min), flip them to the other side.
Spoon tomato sauce on top of each zucchini slice. Top with uncured pepperoni or other toppings of your choice and add grated mozzarella cheese. Cover for 2 - 3 minutes so the cheese melts.
Once the cheese is melted, your zucchini pizzas are done!
Other toppings you could try would be artichoke hearts, olives. anchovies, or cooked chicken pieces. (Think your favorite pizza toppings!) Enjoy! Careful, they are hot! Once they have cooled a little, you can cut them into fourths to be served to those with small mouths. And as any good pizza is, they are delicious cold as well!
What are your favorite toppings? Did you find good combinations? Let us know!