Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction (Gluten-Free)

This Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction is everything you want about summer: filled with fresh veggies, simple to put together and the most flavorful drizzle thanks to tart cherries. It uses my classic gluten-free and paleo pizza crust, with a white ricotta and garlic base, and can be thrown together SO quickly! Seriously, it’s so easy to make! Topped with all your in-season veggies and you have the ultimate summer veggie pizza. Made in partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute!

Healthy Veggie Pizza

Garden Veggie Pizza

I am so excited to partner with my friends at the Cherry Marketing Institute today to bring you this Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction recipe straight from my CSA and garden to your kitchen! U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherries can be enjoyed year-round, and you can find them dried, frozen and in canned forms, in addition to juice and concentrate. Today, we’re using dried tart cherries AND the tart cherry juice and they totally make this pizza!! I love the tart sweetness playing off the savory garden veggies and ricotta! It is the ultimate summer pizza combination.

White Veggie Pizza

SO, why do I choose Montmorency tart cherries? Well, let’s get a little science-y for a second! For one, they are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sweet-tart taste. This phytonutrient, a type of flavonoid, is also behind the potential health-promoting properties of Montmorency tart cherries. From exercise recovery to sleep and heart health to inflammation, like soothing arthritis symptoms these Montmorency tart cherries have been credited with an array of health advantages! I seriously love them so much!

Healthy Veggie Pizza Slice

Want other tart cherry recipes? Here are two of our favorites:

Garden Veggie Pizza

Just look at that cherry balsamic drizzle!!! And it’s so easy to make. This crust is no-fuss, paleo-friendly, and SO good. Seriously, I’ve tried A LOT of gluten-free pizza crusts and this one is my all-time favorite.

Gluten Free Veggie Pizza

Garden Veggie Pizza with Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction (Gluten-Free)

Serves 2

Ingredients

    Tart Cherry Balsamic Reduction

  • 1/4 cup Montmorency tart cherry juice
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, good quality
  • Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup palm shortening
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • Everything Else

  • 1/3 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese (see note for dairy-free)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 4 chives, sliced fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 large zucchini, grated and squeezed in a clean kitchen towel to drain liquid
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, divided
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper, for serving

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350º.
  2. Make tart cherry balsamic reduction by place juice and vinegar in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium. Bring to a boil and let cook for 2 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly. You do not want to overcook this as it will turn to candy as it cools! Remove from pan and set aside in a small bowl to cool.
  3. Meanwhile make pizza dough: In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, flax seed, baking powder and salt. Add in the egg and shortening and mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Add the warm water and mix until the dough is smooth.
  4. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Top with another piece of parchment and using a rolling pin gently roll out the dough into a circle that is about 1/2" thick. Remove the top piece of parchment and par-bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 minutes.
  5. Make the ricotta mixture by whisking together in a bowl the ricotta, parmesan cheese, garlic, chives, and ground pepper.
  6. Top the par-baked dough with the ricotta mixture and spread to the edges, leaving 1/2" of space for the crust. Top with grated and drained zucchini, tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the dried tart cherries.
  7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the edges of the ricotta mixture is beginning to turn a light brown (the pizza crust doesn't change much color).
  8. Take the pizza out and let cool for a few minutes before continuing on.
  9. In a small bowl combine arugula, oil and a pinch of coarse salt and gentle massage the arugula to break it down slightly.
  10. Top the pizza with the arugula, remaining tart cherries and drizzle with the tart cherry reduction. Top with coarse sea salt and ground pepper and enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. This is one of those ingredients that really pays off when you use a higher quality. If you have a very inexpensive balsamic vinegar you may need to reduce the cherry and balsamic glaze for longer to achieve the correct consistency.
  2. To make paleo, sub ricotta for dairy-free version and omit parmesan cheese. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to dairy-free ricotta mixture.
  3. This serves 2, go ahead and double to make two pizzas to feed 4.
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This post is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love tart cherries and think you’ll love them too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

 

Easy Pizza Scramble

We have been eating this Easy Pizza Scramble at least 3x week lately for breakfast! It has all the pizza flavors you love, while being low carb and keto, and FOR BREAKFAST. I mean, who doesn’t want pizza for breakfast? I serve mine with warm marinara sauce for dipping!

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs

If omelettes or scrambles are the option, I go scramble every single time. A well-made scramble is my favorite! It can’t be too dry, and has to be soft and creamy without adding any milk!

When I really wanted pizza one morning and ended up with this scramble, I knew it would be on repeat. It’s SUPER simple to make, and SO delicious.

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs Without Milk

Scramble FAQs!

How do you make perfect scrambled eggs?

  • Place over medium-low heat and add butter or oil of choice until hot. Pour in eggs.
  • As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula, forming large soft curds/ribbons.
  • Continue until you reach your desired scramble egg consistency! I like mine soft and fluffy.

Do you have to put milk in scrambled eggs?

No! When scrambled eggs are made right, they’re light, soft, and creamy without the addition of milk or  cream.

What can I put in my scrambled eggs?

You are going to love this pizza scramble. It’s one of my favorite unique ways to spice up scrambled eggs!

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

If you like this egg scramble recipe, try these other egg recipes:

How do you make fluffy scrambled eggs


Easy Pizza Scramble

Prep Time 00:03 Cook Time 00:07 Serves 2

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs.
  2. Add pepperoni, tomatoes, and spices and mix to combine.
  3. In a medium size skillet over medium-low heat,  and oil and when oil is hot add scramble mixture.
  4. Slowly fold scramble as it cooks into ribbons.
  5. Once cooked to desired likeness, serve immediately with marinara sauce!

Recipe Notes

  • Omit cheese for Whole30
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Cauliflower Pizza Bites (Gluten-Free and Grain-Free)

These gluten-free & grain-free Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites are the PERFECT weeknight dinner, grab-and-go lunch, or party appetizer. This bite-size cauliflower pizza crust recipe can fool even the non-cauliflower lover! They are low carb, keto, and paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese, and so delicious!

Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

These cauliflower pizza muffins are easy to make, packed with good-for-you ingredients! They are gluten-free and grain-free and hold up PERFECTLY.  We literally cannot get enough of these in my home! Everybody loves this cauliflower pizza!!

Is cauliflower pizza low carb?

Yes, this is a good low carb option!

Is cauliflower good for Keto?

There are 2.9 grams of net carbs in an entire cup of this low carb vegetable, making it a great option. Plus it’s super versitile! 

Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites Biten

This cauliflower pizza crust recipe its made in a muffin tin for an easy on-the-go lunch option that you can make ahead and enjoy! Cauliflower pizza crust can be tricky, but these bite-size pizzas are easy to make, won’t fall apart, and are full of flavor! 

Gluten-Free & Grain-Free Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites Cheesy Pull

Want other cauliflower recipes? Try these:

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Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites Plated

Video:


Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Prep Time 8 minute Cook Time 30 minutes Yields 15

Ingredients

Cauliflower crust

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 12 pieces pepperoni (optional), or toppings of choice 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a food processor, or using a hand grater, pulse/grate cauliflower until rice consistency.
  3. In a bowl combine eggs, cauliflower rice, almond flour, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  4. Brush oil inside muffin tins and scoop 2 tablespoon cauliflower mix and press down to form crust.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until fully cooked and golden brown. 
  6. Top with about 1 teaspoon sauce, add 1 tablespoon cheese and pepperoni if desired.
  7. Place back in oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Let sit for a few minutes then gently loosen the pizzas from the muffin tin and gently spoon out onto a plate. The longer they sit, the easier they will be to pop out.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. *Note: Frozen pre-riced cauliflower is not riced fine enough for these!!
  2. Cauliflower sizes vary. If yours is bigger or makes more riced cauliflower, and it seems like it needs a little extra love to make them firm, add an additional egg and tablespoon of flour. 3 cups of packed riced cauliflower is the correct consistency for these rolls. 
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Brussels Sprout Flatbread Pizza

It’s finally feeling like Spring and this Brussels Sprout Flatbread Pizza is officially on the menu! It’s delicious, packed with greens, and the perfect use for Spring veggies!

Brussels Sprout Pizza

Does it seem like an odd combination to you? I promise you, it’s delicious! I tried brussels sprouts on a pizza in New York a few months back, and knew I had to make my own. I love how this has delicious pizza flavor but packs in veggies that you want to nourish your family and friends with! A double win in my book, and perfect for the Spring.

Brussels Sprout Pizza

Garlic + Pesto + Local Ricotta & Mozzarella Cheese + Roasted Brussels. Need I say more? It’s the perfect dinner or appetizer for any night.

Brussels Sprout Pizza

 

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Brussels Sprout Pizza

Have you ever tried brussels sprouts on a pizza?!

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Brussels Sprout Pizza

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Yields 2

Ingredients

    Pizza Crust

    Pesto

    Everything Else

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Toss the brussels sprouts with oil and salt and roast for 30 minutes until fork tender and set aside.
    3. Combine all ingredients in your food processor and pulse until combined.
    4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
    5. In a large bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and flax. Add in warm water and mix well. Add in palm shortening and egg and mix well to combine.
    6. Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with additional tapioca flour.
    7. Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay).
    8. Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper. Using a roller, gently roll out dough until as thin as you'd like your pizza to be. Don't make it too thin, or it'll be completely crunchy.
    9. Par-bake for 7 minutes until slightly golden.
    10. Remove from the oven and brush the olive oil and minced garlic onto the pizza, then brush the pesto onto the pizza, add both cheeses. brussels sprouts, and red pepper flakes, and bake until cheese is oozing and crust is golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    11. Slice and serve immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    • For dairy-free, add additional pesto and omit the cheese.
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    Pizza Stuffed Peppers

    Easy delicious dinner alert! Pizza Stuffed Peppers because they’re easy to prepare, big on flavor, and a fun spin on pizza flavor with added protein and veggies!

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    Monday’s are an adjustment. You’re back at it after the weekend getting into your grove of the week. It’s the stuff you want to do from the weekends, like exercise, clean, relax, with the added bonus of work, kids, school, appointments, meetings, and whatever else that means for you. BUT, we can’t get off track with our eating. Prepping is so important for setting up your success for the week. So let’s make some delicious stuffed peppers that’ll double as lunch leftovers!

    Speaking of meal planning, have you checked out my meal plans? I have a full month outlined for you to help! (Week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4)
    Pizza Stuffed Peppers

    How To Make Stuffed Peppers

    Pizza Stuffed Peppers

    Watch the video:

    Pizza Stuffed Peppers

    Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:30 Serves 4

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. In a skillet heat oil and garlic for 1 minute. Add in diced onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.
    3. Add in ground turkey or beef and cook until browned. Add in mushrooms and mix to combine.
    4. Add in crushed or diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes.
    5. Add in spinach, mix, then reduce heat and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, taste and adjust spices as desired. Mix in pepperoni.
    6. While simmering, remove stems from the peppers and scrape out the ribs and seeds and since.
    7. In a dutch oven, add enough water to cover peppers; a few cups.
    8. Once boiling, add in peppers and cook about 2 minutes; drain.
    9. Transfer peppers to a baking dish and fill the peppers with the meat mixture.
    10. Sprinkle the tops with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is browned!

    Recipe Notes

    • You can omit the cheese for an equally tasty meal!
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    This post is sponsored by my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are 100% my own!

    Do you have a go-to Monday night meal?

    Roasted Fig & Caramelized Onion Pizza

    This weekend was REALLY fun. My mom came into town and we went wedding dress shopping! What a fun, girly, and at times overwhelming experience. We went for lunch, got our nails done, had fun dinners on the water, and went SHOPPING! I did not expect to find a dress the second day, but when I put in on I totally fell in love. I think finding a dress that you love and then putting on the vail really seals the deal. You just feel like a bride right then and there. Such a special moment!

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    I can share a glimpse of the back of this one above, because it’s not the one I picked, obviously! 😉

     


     Now leaving the girly dress shopping talk and onto the ultimate pizza/flat bread.

    You see, I am in love with figs all summer long. Black figs, tiger figs, you name it. They are just so gorgeous and delicious. Healthy candy!

    RoastedFigPizz

    Figs + Caramelized Onions + Walnuts + Raw Honey = Perfection.

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    Roasted Fig & Caramelized Onion PizzaWhat is your favorite pizza topping(s)?

    Roasted Fig & Caramelized Onion Pizza

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min

    Ingredients

    Optional meat additions

    • crispy bacon
    • crumbled chorizo
    • prosciutto

    Directions

  • Make pizza crust as directed in post with no toppings (omit garlic granules and Italian seasoning)
  • In a skillet heat butter and add in sliced onions let cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they cook down and brown
  • While cooking, slice figs
  • Once the pizza is done, drizzle 2 tbsp oil over
  • Add caramelized onions, figs, walnuts, and honey
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and serve
  • Recipe Notes

  • Add additional honey and sea salt as desired
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