Today we woke up to find that we had a question from an unknown follower about primal pizza crust. She stated that she and her husband have been primal for some time now, and the one thing they miss is pizza. They have tried a few recipes for a grain-free crust, and have yet to find one that makes the cut. Bill and I have talked about wanting to make a primal pizza (his parents, newly primal, also miss their homemade pizzas) and took this opportunity to attempt a worthy crust for this curious follower.
For our version of Margherita, we chose to use goat cheese over mozzarella because we both prefer the flavor, and also because we choose to avoid cows milk at all times possible. After grabbing the last few ingredients needed, plus the other things on our shopping list, we were headed home to attempt a perfect primal pizza. I really wanted to make this crust as simple as possible, and wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out. It turned out to be a success, thankfully!
- 1 whole eggplant
- 1 omega 3 egg
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (to lightly grease the parchment paper)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grate eggplant with a cheese grater. (The skin didn’t seem to want to grate, so we didn’t use it. It also helped to cut the eggplant into large chunks.)
- Pour grated eggplant into a large mixing bowl.
- Add in flax meal and almond meal.
- Whisk egg in a smaller bowl and add to batter.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix all ingredients until evenly combined.
- On a parchment lined baking sheet, pour batter.
- Smooth batter out with hands into a thin layer (around 1/8″).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked enough to flip.
- Remove from oven. Lightly grease another piece of parchment paper, and place on top of crust, carefully flip the crust and then slowly peel off the parchment paper from the bottom side.
- Brush the flipped side with olive oil.
- Bake opposite side for about 15 minutes, and remove from oven to apply toppings.
(to taste, add more or less depending on liking)
- Trader Joe’s Tomato Sauce, or other preferred organic sauce
- Goat Cheese (crumbled)
- Roma Tomato (thinly sliced)
- Fresh Basil (chopped)
- Kalamata Olives (sliced)
We will definitely be making a few other pizzas using this crust. It was simple to make, and the perfect base for any style pizza. To our anonymous follower – we hope that we created a crust that satisfies your pizza cravings.