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Nightshade-free pizza

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 01, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I don't miss bread. I don't miss sweets. I don't even miss my expert pasta. But god do I miss pizza, and all these paleo pizzas have eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. Unfortunately, I'm sensitive to nightshades, so no can do. I'm new to 'hacking' recipes since I usually just eat whole foods, but would really appreciate any input on the subject of paleo pizza. Any good hacks/ideas/recipes/help on how to make pizza without nightshades???

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on February 09, 2013
at 05:02 PM

I hate pizza sauce, always have preferred white pizza.

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on November 02, 2010
at 05:58 PM

Re: omega 6 content of olive oil- this is assuming a pizza isn't something a person is trying to eat all of the time, and just answering the one question. I don't need to be badgered on the omega 6 profile of olive oil, thanks :) I am simply offering alternatives when people ask for them. I don't personally down olive oil by the bottle, nor do I worry much about my omega 6 consumption. Being educated is important, but relaxing is also important.

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 11:10 PM

Thanks Diane, I'll give that a try!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on November 01, 2010
at 08:26 PM

caramelized onions make everything good. You might be onto something there.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 01, 2010
at 03:44 PM

Beware the Ides of March. Pesto's awesome, but it takes a good amount of olive oil to pesto-cover the surface area of a pizza. And depending on your perspective of olive oil fat ratios, that may or may not be good. Meat/cheese/veggie pizzas may have fat ratios close to foods our ancestors ate.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 01, 2010
at 03:26 PM

Yesss! Great idea!

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

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on November 01, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Beat me to it. I love pesto and it has a great strong flavor just like a nice tomato sauce. And being considered Italian food, it kinda-sorta has the same flavor sensibility, so it's perfect for a paleo pizza. There are tons of pesto recipes out there (yours looks good!), and if they have non-paleo ingredients, pesto is easily made paleo because it's made around a base of basil and olive oil. YUM.

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 02:47 PM

I didn't realize, but the sauce will probably be the hardest part. Good idea!

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 02:41 PM

Brilliant! Thank you!

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on November 01, 2010
at 02:00 PM

I love pizza too!

You might want to give Meatza a whirl:

http://freetheanimal.com/2010/05/so-many-meatza-varieties.html

Once you have your crust (mostly ground meat/spices/maybe parmesan cheese), you can top it any way you like - just skip the tomato sauce or any other problematic foods.

I like olives, anchovies, mozzerella and pepperoni (and tomato sauce - but that's me).

It's not quite the same as pizza, but it'll do in a pinch. I thought about making it for around 9 months and finally did - I really liked it. But since I'm the only one eating it, it may inly be a once every few months thing for me.

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 02:41 PM

Brilliant! Thank you!

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4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on November 01, 2010
at 02:37 PM

Make a pesto pizza! I have a paleo pesto recipe on my blog- feel free to make it with basil instead of cilantro for pizza--

http://www.balancedbites.com/2010/07/easy-recipe-cilantro-macadamia-nut.html

6fa48935d439390e223b9a053a62c981

(1676)

on November 01, 2010
at 02:56 PM

Beat me to it. I love pesto and it has a great strong flavor just like a nice tomato sauce. And being considered Italian food, it kinda-sorta has the same flavor sensibility, so it's perfect for a paleo pizza. There are tons of pesto recipes out there (yours looks good!), and if they have non-paleo ingredients, pesto is easily made paleo because it's made around a base of basil and olive oil. YUM.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on November 01, 2010
at 03:44 PM

Beware the Ides of March. Pesto's awesome, but it takes a good amount of olive oil to pesto-cover the surface area of a pizza. And depending on your perspective of olive oil fat ratios, that may or may not be good. Meat/cheese/veggie pizzas may have fat ratios close to foods our ancestors ate.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on November 01, 2010
at 03:26 PM

Yesss! Great idea!

4a1966b5bc00a9aefd3abd63b9913284

on November 02, 2010
at 05:58 PM

Re: omega 6 content of olive oil- this is assuming a pizza isn't something a person is trying to eat all of the time, and just answering the one question. I don't need to be badgered on the omega 6 profile of olive oil, thanks :) I am simply offering alternatives when people ask for them. I don't personally down olive oil by the bottle, nor do I worry much about my omega 6 consumption. Being educated is important, but relaxing is also important.

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 11:10 PM

Thanks Diane, I'll give that a try!

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 01, 2010
at 02:06 PM

As a nightshade-avoider, here are two things I want to try:

  • Replace tomato sauce with pureed butternaut squash
  • Make a white pizza/meatza with different kinds of cheeses and caramelized onions

Ecef210e24a493f64c76d9c5a4ae7c88

on November 01, 2010
at 02:47 PM

I didn't realize, but the sauce will probably be the hardest part. Good idea!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on November 01, 2010
at 08:26 PM

caramelized onions make everything good. You might be onto something there.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on February 09, 2013
at 05:20 AM

I know this is an old thread but I like cheese, black olives, mushrooms, basil, sauteed onions. You could make this on portabella mushrooms.

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7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

on February 09, 2013
at 04:50 AM

Please note that many packs of shredded cheese contain potato starch.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 09, 2013
at 02:22 PM

Make a white pizza with a garlic butter sauce in place of the red sauce.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 01, 2010
at 02:06 PM

I second the Meatza recommendation; I made one a few months ago, and it was great! I've had good results with almond flour crust also; Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook has a recipe. Of course it's not quite the same as "real" pizza, but I thought both were great in their own right.

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Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on November 01, 2010
at 01:53 PM

I don't think you can do it without tomato sauce, at least not well. For the crust there's almond flour, coconut flour, cheese based, flax based. do a google search. I have yet to find a really good one though.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on February 09, 2013
at 05:02 PM

I hate pizza sauce, always have preferred white pizza.

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