Calling all pizza lovers out there! You must try this Avocado Salad Pizza. I combined two of my loves, avocado and pizza to create this good for you Avocado Salad Pizza! This thin whole wheat crust is light, crispy, and is loaded with healthy greens. Not only will it keep you feeling satisfied but full. It can be made in 1 hour or less including rising time!
Have you ever tried Avocado on your pizza? I am a firm believer that avocado makes everything better so why not add fresh avocado to your pizza? Not only do the avocado taste amazing but are packed with nutritional values. They are filled with fiber, heart healthy fats, and even contain more potassium than bananas. Who would have known this bright green fruit was so amazing?
I made this simple pizza crust using whole wheat flour. To make this pizza dough you only need 6 main ingredients, flour, water, oil, yeast, salt and agave. You can also add additional seasoning to flavor your dough. Some of my favorites include oregano, basil, thyme and garlic.
With this pizza you do not have to use a stand mixer. You just need your good ole hands to knead the dough into a ball. This dough does not require a ton of kneading but just enough to make sure the dough forms into a large ball around 3-5 minutes.
After kneading the dough you will place it back in the bowl and cover it with a kitchen linen and place it in a dark and warm area for about 30 minutes. I usually place it in my microwave or pantry. The yeast in the dough will allow it to rise, almost doubling in size.
Rolling out your dough is so much fun! You can either separate your dough in half and make two large pizzas or separate into fours and make four mini pizzas. For this pizza I rolled it into a circle but any shape will work. I also decided to make this pizza a thin crust so I rolled out the dough as then as possible but if you love thick crust leave it pretty thick and fold up the sides of the pizza making a thick bubbly crust.
Spread the pizza with the basil, avocado oil, and nutritional yeast mixture. Then top it with spinach, asparagus, red onion, and chopped garlic. Bake pizza at 425 degrees fahrenheit (218 C) 10-12 minutes. Take baked pizza out and top with additional fresh greens, and sliced avocado. Season with cracked black pepper and salt. You can also drizzle additional avocado oil and sprinkle cracked red pepper on the pizza before eating (optional). Slice, eat, and enjoy! Unfortunately leftovers do not last long in the refrigerator because of the avocado and lettuce browning. However, you can make the pizza dough ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator.
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- Substitute whole wheat flour for unbleached all-purpose flour .
- Don’t have a round pan? Make a rectangle size pizza, it still is pretty and taste as yummy as the round pizzas.
- Add additional veggies to your Avocado Pizza including tomatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli.
Avocado Salad Pizza
This thin whole wheat crust is light, crispy, and is loaded with healthy greens. Not only will it keep you feeling satisfied but full. It can be made in 1 hour or less including rising time.
- 1 tsp of Agave or maple syrup
- 2 tsp of active dry yeast or 1 packet
- 1 cup of warm water 105° -110° fahrenheit.
- 1 Tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of salt
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 tsp of dried oregano, basil, garlic, and thyme (optional)
- ¼ nutritional yeast
- ¼ avocado oil
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 3 cup mixed greens or spinach
- 2 small avocados, sliced thin
- ¼ red onion, sliced thin
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- ¼ sliced asparagus
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp avocado oil for drizzling (optional)
- 1 tsp of crushed red pepper (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit (218 c).
- In a small bowl, mix the warm water and yeast and set aside. The yeast should start to foam in the bowl of water. Be careful not to make your water to warm or the yeast will not foam correctly.
- Mix the flour, agave, salt, and warm water and yeast together in a bowl. Add oregano, basil, garlic and thyme to the bowl (optional).
- Knead dough for 3-5 minutes forming it into a ball. Add a Tbsp of water if it is still to dry.
- Cover dough with a kitchen linen and place in a dark and warm place for 30 minutes. Allowing dough to rise almost doubling in size.
- Roll out the dough into a thin circle or rectangle using a rolling pin. I use parchment paper for the surface but a clean counter will work. If you notice the dough sticking add 1 tsp of flour to the surface.
- In a food processor or blender combine the ¼ cup avocado oil, fresh basil, and nutritional yeast and blend until your get a paste. Spread the basil paste evenly on the pizza.
- Spray your pizza pan with non stick oil. Add the chopped garlic, 1 cup of spinach, red onion, and asparagus to the pizza. Bake for 10-12 minutes
- Take pizza out top it with the rest of the greens, avocado, salt, and pepper. Add optional crush red peppers and avocado oil. Slice, eat and enjoy!