Finally, a Paleo bread that isn’t starch or nut heavy. It’s mostly zucchini and eggs, meaning it’s basically a zucchini latke camouflaged as bread.
I use this whenever I need a flatbread or pizza crust substitute.
My recipe for Paleo Zucchini Pizza and Flatbread Crust is based on a pizza crust from the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) cookbook, “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” by Elaine Gottschall. (It’s a fabulous book!)
Besides the delicious and obvious use as a pizza crust, I use the flatbread for sandwiches, grilled cheeses, a cracker substitute for meat, cheeses and dip appetizers and a nutritious snack on the go.
I also really like using the flatbread for my daughter’s favorite breakfast dish, “Toad in the Hole” or as I call them, “Egg with a Hole in the Middle.”
I think you’ll really enjoy this new addition to your Paleo kitchen.
Paleo Zucchini Pizza and Flatbread Crust
This crust takes a little time to make. I’d suggest making a few at a time to freeze for quick use later.
- 3½ cups coarsely grated unpeeled zucchini
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup almond meal or flour
- 1 tsp Zaatar or ½ tsp dry basil
- ¼ tsp pink salt
Salt grated zucchini with ¼ tsp pink salt and let stand for 15 minutes to draw out excess water
Squeeze zucchini with hands to get rid of as much water as possible
Blend all ingredients together in a Cuisinart or food processor
Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet. You can make the crust in any shape you want. Pat smooth
Bake for 30 minutes at 325 or until crust is dry and turning brown
Brush top of the crust with olive oil and broil it for 3-5 minutes or until brown
Take the crust out of the oven and flip it over,back onto the cookie sheet. Remove the parchment paper. Brush with olive oil and broil for an additional 3-5 minutes or until brown
- For flatbread, remove the crust the cookie sheet and let cool on a cooking rack before cutting to desired size. I prefer sliced bread sized pieces and a smaller hand held size for snacks.
- For pizza, add desired ingredients and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until everything is hot and melted.