I have a new addiction and that is Pinterest. I love the visual you get with the pictures, you can find a ton of recipes on there and you can create your own categories. So much better than the "favorites" section on my web browser. So now I do most of my recipe browsing on pinterst. Which just so happens to be where I found this beauty. I mean, come on, spinach pizza crust? What a marvelous idea! Usually I try to justify eating half of a pizza pie by the fact that is has calcium with the cheese, nutrients from all of the veggies I load on top and antioxidants from the tomato sauce. Now I can add spinach crust the list!
Now all things on pinterest come from somewhere and this recipe comes from Jane's blog Get Healthy, Feel Awesome! I am so glad that I found this recipe because I absolutely love it. It's just like making normal pizza dough but with the added benefit of the spinach. Plus my favorite color and even though some foods that are green (like ketchup, YUCK!) freak me out, something about my pizza crust being green thrills me. Now if I said this out loud with the Mr. around he would look at me and give me the infamous "look" like I just said something stupid. He hates it when I describe food as earthy or fun. To him, food is only fun if it's being thrown at someone in a food fight. Boys... pffft. :oP
- 3 cups white flour
- 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (equivalent to one packet)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1 (10 oz.) Package frozen spinach, thawed
- ¼ cup warm water
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm water and let sit for five minutes or until foaming.
- Using a blender or immersion blender, pulse the thawed spinach with juices until half-way pureed.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, salt, and sugar.
- Add pureed spinach and olive oil followed with the yeast/water mixture. Stir until fully incorporated and proceed to knead until mixture is elastic – about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover dough and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Roll dough out and top with pizza toppings of choice. Bake for 15-20 minutes in 400 degree oven.
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