A fun fact about pizza- time and time again it’s voted the #1 food craving. People say that it’s the food they crave more than anything else. This is thought to be because of the addictive nature of the combination of high salt, high fat and the opiates in cheese. Obviously this combo is anything but healthy. So can pizza really be a part of a health-promoting diet? YES! You’ll notice that this pizza is a far cry from your typical white bread, cheesy, meaty, greasy, deep-dish. By piling it high with veggies you’ll walk away feeling satisfied AND you’ll get your fill of nutrients.
Mango Pizza on the Grill [Vegan]
- 1 loaf frozen whole wheat bread dough
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 4 cups leafy greens, chopped (kale, spinach, rainbow chard)
- 1 cup frozen mango, thawed and diced
- Nutritional yeast (optional)
Leave frozen bread dough on counter to thaw for 4 hours (or per package directions). Or microwave on defrost for 5-8 minutes, or until no longer frozen.
Add 2 tablespoons water to a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion, peppers and mushroom and cook for 5 minutes to soften. Remove from heat.
Add all sauce ingredients to a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
Heat grill to 400°F.
Press pizza dough evenly onto a pizza stone to create crust.
Cook dough on the grill, on pizza stone, for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for additional 5 minutes, or until dough is firm but not crispy.
Leaving on the grill, top with pizza sauce (1/2 to 3/4 of sauce), leafy greens, cooked veggies and mango. Close grill and let cook for 8-10 minutes.
Once dough has reached desired crispiness, remove pizza stone from grill, sprinkle with nutritional yeast, slice and serve.