Naan Veggie Pizza

I love whole wheat Naan bread. My favorite way to eat it is just warmed with a swipe of butter. However, for a complete lunch this will not make. So I present to you Naan Pizza! Its basically the hummus veggie pizza on naan instead of a tortilla, but you can use cheese instead of hummus and cottage cheese. Some people even like to make their own “cheese” by adding nutritional yeast to hummus.

Recipe: Serves 1

Roast an assortment of veggies at 400 until browned, about 15-20 minutes. I roasted a sliced onion, tomato, carrot, fennel bulb, and endive.

Spread a tablespoon of tomato paste over a whole wheat naan.

Mix together 3 tbsps of hummus with 1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese and spread over the tomato paste. (Or if you would prefer, you can just use shredded mozzarella cheese. I think the hummus with veggies tastes amazing.)

Top with roasted veggies, salt, oregano, and basil. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges are crisp.

Benefits:

Hummus * its main ingredients are garbanzo beans and olive oil, which means that hummus is high in fiber and healthy fats

Whole grain naan* Way more healthy than normal, refined white flour. Whole grains have more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Cottage cheese * contains lots of calcium and is a great source of protein!

Tomato * Known for their high lycopene content. They also contain lots of potassium, vitamin A, C, and folate!

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

Basil * Has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids protect your cells from damage (and thus, in the long run, cancer).

Oregano * A tasty source of antioxidants!

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8 responses to “Naan Veggie Pizza

  1. oh my gosh naan bread is my obsession!! i use it for pizza all the time :) Taste great with broccoli on top too. Oh and dipped in peanut butter haha

  2. You should try making your own Nan…I couldn’t believe how easy it is …made with baking powder, not yeast…pat into shape and grill on BBQ …I would give you complete recipe…but can’t find it.

  3. mmmm. DOING IT! Where do you get your naan?

  4. I love whole wheat naan bread also. I love to use it for pizza crust. It’s fun and easy to make and eat.

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