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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 234.5
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.6 mg
  • Sodium: 726.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

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Whole-Wheat Pizza Margherita

Submitted by: ELEGANTCRIMES_
Whole-Wheat Pizza Margherita

Introduction

Sometimes nothing satisfies like a slice of cheesy pizza. This one's made with a whole-wheat crust and part-skim mozzarella, so it's ideal for dieters — and anyone in the mood for a slice.
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Sometimes nothing satisfies like a slice of cheesy pizza. This one's made with a whole-wheat crust and part-skim mozzarella, so it's ideal for dieters — and anyone in the mood for a slice.
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Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Crust:

    * 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
    * 1 cup warm water
    * 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    * 2 teaspoons salt
    * 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour, plus additional for kneading


    Topping:

    * 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced, then cut into half circles
    * 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced into half circles
    * Extra-virgin olive oil (optional garnish)
    * 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
    * Dash of cornmeal for pizza stone

Directions

Serves: 8

1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine yeast and warm water; let sit until yeast foams, about 5 minutes. Stir in oil and salt. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing with a large spoon, until dough comes away from the side of the bowl and holds together.
2. Sprinkle additional flour onto work surface. Turn out the dough and knead about 5 minutes, until it is smooth and springy, adding only enough flour to keep it from sticking to the board.
3. Form dough into a ball; place in a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place. Let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
4. To make pizza: Preheat oven to 475°F. Place dough on lightly floured work surface; flatten with your hand. Using floured rolling pin, roll dough outward from the center. Form dough into a circle or rectangle about 1/4-inch thick.
5. Sprinkle pizza stone or baking sheet with cornmeal. Lay crust on stone or sheet. Lay alternating slices of tomato and cheese on top of the crust, slightly overlapping each piece. Lightly drizzle with additional oil, if desired.
6. Let pizza rest 10 minutes. (This step can be skipped, but it makes for the crispiest crust.) Place pizza in oven and bake 20 minutes, or until cheese is melting and browning a bit. Sprinkle pizza with sliced basil leaves.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ELEGANTCRIMES_.






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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use the spirit of this, with some short cuts on the crust. I can get them precooked at the store for pennies a serving. - 2/9/09

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  • This was a great little pizza, but I don't think I will make it again... it was so great that I couldn't have just one slice. So for me, this wasn't the best diet food since I lack self-control! - 6/3/11

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  • I know you - you're the florist at my best friend's wedding! I love this recipe. xoxo - 9/15/09

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  • EVERYONE in the family ate it. - 8/8/09

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