Pizza might be king, but low carb pizza is even better. We all know there is nothing like staying home a friday night and getting cozy in our sofa, watch a movie or play videogames eating hot, cheesy pizza. Nothing like it.
And that obviously doesn’t change when you’re on the keto diet. The only difference is that there might be a little more work involved, since you’re not really able to order keto pizza on the phone so easily. But, the good part is that since you get to make the pizza from scratch you can really maximize the tastiness. Basically, pizza made from scratch tastes so much better.
Let’s make some pizza!
Keto Caprese Pizza
What does Caprese mean? It’s the name given to a particular type of salad which combines sliced tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and basil, seasoned with olive oil and salt. But the word caprese in Italian means “from Capri”. Capri is an island in Italy, an Island with a rich history going back to ancient Rome: It was rumoured to be the Hometown of emperor Augustus, who took back to Rome giant, ancient bones (possibly dinosaur bones) from Capri to be displayed at his Rome palace, or so legend has it. Now you know.
- Shredded mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 4-6 eggs, depending on the size you need
- Baking powder, half a teaspoon
- 200 grams almond flour
- Tomato sauce
- Fresh basil
- Olive oil
- Mozzarella slices
How to make:
- In a bowl, mix shredded mozzarella and cream cheese and heat in a microwave for a minute or less.
- Take out when soft and mix until a dough is formed.
- Add olive oil, baking powder, almond flour and a dash of salt. Knead for five minutes.
- Set the dough aside and cover.
- In a small saucepan, heat the tomato sauce and add a dash of sugar. Simmer until thick.
- Grease a baking tray and transfer dough unto it. Press down with your fists to make a circle.
- Add tomato paste.
- Add mozzarella slices, fresh basil, and olive oil.
- Cook for 10 to 25 minutes in the oven until the crust becomes golden brown.
And there you have it. A delicious caprese pizza, with lots of healthy olive oil.
Although when making pizza there isn’t really anything else you want but the pizza you're making at the time, we strongly suggest you have food around so you don’t eat your pizza toppings. Consider some