Paleo Pizza

22 Jan

Yes, paleo pizza!  An almond sweet potato crust that gets crisp on the edges, roasted garlic leek sauce, topped with prosciutto and lemon EVOO arugula.  YUM!  Yes, my crust is purple, compliments of the purple sweet potatoes I used.

Paleo pizza: almond sweet potato crust, roasted garlic leek sauce, prosciutto, and lemon olive oil arugula

Paleo pizza: almond sweet potato crust, roasted garlic leek sauce, prosciutto, and lemon olive oil arugula

Ingredients:

Crust

2 cups mashed sweet potato

2 cups almond flour

3 large eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. kosher salt

Sauce

2 tbl. ghee or olive oil (I used ghee)

2 heads garlic, roasted

2 leeks, white and light green, sliced

1/2 tsp. red pepper flake

2/3 cup So Delicous culinary coconut milk

Kosher salt

Pepper

Topping

1/2 pound prosciutto (no nitrates or sugar)

2 cups baby arugula

1 tbl. + 1 tsp.  extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp.  tbl. lemon juice

Method:

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cut the tops off of two heads of garlic so that each clove is exposed.  Brush exposed cloves with a little olive oil, wrap each head in aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.  In a large bowl combine mashed sweet potato, almond flour, eggs, oregano, baking powder, and salt.  Now, this is the tricky part because this dough is sticky.  I wore lab gloves, but if using bare hands wet them with a little cold water to make this easier.  Spread the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to form a rectangle of even thickness the size of the baking sheet.  Bake the crust at 375°F for 30 minutes.  Sauté your leeks in 1 tbl. ghee or olive oil until soft, transfer to food processor.  When garlic has finished roasting and is cool enough to handle, squeeze the cloves out of the head into the food processor.  Add 2/3 cup coconut milk, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flake, 1 tbl. ghee (or EVOO), salt and pepper to food processor and puree mixture until smooth.  Spread roasted garlic leek sauce over crust almost to the edge (leave enough room to hold while eating).  Dollop prosciutto all over the top.  Bake an additional 10-15 minutes at 375°F to crisp the prosciutto a little.  In a mixing bowl whisk together 1 tbl. + 1 tsp. olive oil and 2 tsp. lemon juice then toss with arugula.  Sprinkle dressed arugula onto pizza.  I cut my pizza into 8 slices.  Enjoy!

Paleo pizza!

Paleo pizza!

 

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