This article is shared with permission from our friends at Naturally Savvy.
Whether you’re gluten-intolerant or just avoid wheat for your health, we’re in no doubt you miss a slice of pizza. Well, today you’re in luck! This delicious wheat-free zucchini pizza is rich in nutrients and tastes incredible.
Benefits of Garlic and Zucchini
The two major ingredients in this recipe are garlic in zucchini. Garlic is known to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet, containing antioxidants that protect our cells from damage, lowering your risk of common brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, brain cancer dementia.
Garlic adds delicious flavor while being very low in calories, and containing a healthy dose of vitamin B6, vitamin C, selenium, fiber, and manganese. Its antimicrobial properties can protect the immune system against infections like the common cold, reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. We could go on for ages about the benefits of garlic, so check out here to find out more benefits of this little vegetable. (1)
Zucchini is also a highly nutritious vegetable, rich in omega three fatty acids, magnesium, b vitamins, folate, potassium, copper, zinc and even protein. Its mild flavor makes it a great substitute for bread and tastes amazing with pizza toppings like cheese and tomato. (2)
Wheat-Free Baked Zucchini Pizza Recipe
These tasty baked zucchinis are a fresh and healthy way to enjoy the flavors of an authentic Italian pizza – without the wheat. So easy and quick to make, they are sure to become a staple dish for busy nights.
- 2 large zucchinis
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Ellyndale olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated organic Parmesan, shredded mozzarella cheese or vegan cheese (dairy-free); optional
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Slice the zucchinis in half lengthwise.
- Brush with olive oil and top with garlic.
- Add sliced tomatoes, cheese (optional), salt and pepper.
- Bake at 375º F for 20 to 30 minutes until soft.
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We hope you love this healthy wheat-free pizza recipe. It’s an easy recipe that will wow dinner guests and can even be served as appetizers that you can pop in the oven to warm up. Let us know what you think of this recipe in a comment!
- Taub, F. E. (2011). Fluorinated Analogs of Bioactive Garlic Components. Journal of Nutrition. doi:10.2172/1018158
- Huett, D., & Dettmann, E. (1992). Nutrient uptake and partitioning by zucchini squash, head lettuce and potato in response to nitrogen. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 43(7), 1653. doi:10.1071/ar9921653
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