Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza

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Pizza is a definite crowd pleaser, and this grain-free green pesto version is always a winner when entertaining in our house!

The broccoli base makes a nice alternative to the more well-known cauliflower variety, and when topped with pesto and fresh basil makes a gorgeous green vision that not only tastes great but looks impressive too.

The below combination is our favorite for a quick bite to eat, but you could easily change it up to have a more traditional, tomato-based toppings if that’s your thing.

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 pizza)

Net carbs8.4 grams
Protein13.5 grams
Fat27.9 grams
Calories340 kcal

Calories from carbs 10%, protein 16%, fat 74%

Total carbs14 gramsFiber5.6 gramsSugars3.8 gramsSaturated fat6.7 gramsSodium968 mg(42% RDA)Magnesium61 mg(15% RDA)Potassium429 mg(21% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 pizza)

Pizza dough:
  • 1 medium broccoli, roughly chopped (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped (110 g/ 3.9 oz)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp almond flour (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 3 tbsp whole psyllium husks (12 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 2 extra large eggs or 3 small eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
Toppings:
  • 3 tbsp green pesto (45 g/ 1.6 oz) - you can make your own
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted).
    Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza
  2. Add broccoli, onion and garlic to food processor and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine, scraping down the sides if needed.
    Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza
  3. Place a layer of parchment paper over the dough and use a rolling pin to roll it into a flat circle, roughly 1-1 1/2 cm (1/2 inch) thick. Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes, until it’s firm to touch and just starting to brown. Remove from the oven, and spread the pesto over the base, then top with the cheeses. Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza
  5. Bake 8–10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edges have browned. Serve topped with extra basil and drizzled with olive oil.
    Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to five days, and reheat in the oven.
    Low-Carb Green Pesto Pizza

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 pizza)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Broccoli, fresh
2.5 g1.8 g0.2 g21 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
2.1 g0.3 g0 g11 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.7 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.9 g2.1 g5.3 g59 kcal
Psyllium husks, whole
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.2 g3.5 g2.7 g40 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Basil & Macadamia Pesto (KetoDiet blog)
0.4 g0.4 g7.4 g69 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
0.8 g3.4 g2.8 g42 kcal
Feta cheese
0.5 g1.8 g2.7 g33 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 pizza
8.4 g13.5 g27.9 g340 kcal
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Comments (11)

Looks like an amazing pizza, but I'm confused over serving sizes as there are several different listed. Please let me know, does this make it one pizza divided into 4?

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Thank you Terri, I can see how listing both snack size and main dish size could have caused confusion so I simplified it - I hope this helps!

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I did everything the same, only I microwaved the ground up broccoli for about 2 mins and then strained it with a cheese cloth to remove the water. You'd be shocked at HOW much water comes out. But awesome recipe! And it looks beautiful too 😊

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We loved this. I added a few mushrooms that I needed to get rid of. Even my skeptical huaband approved.

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Thank you DAnn!

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Is the carb count NET carbs??
(it's very helpful to indicate whether the carb count is total carbs or net carbs)
Thank you

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I'm not sure I understand your question? We list both "total carbs" and "net carbs" in the table.

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Very nice to see it in those how-to steps. Thank you!

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Made this last night. Made a 14” crust. Used pesto, chicken, mozzarella. Delicious!  Only issue was had to prebake crust 30 minutes and could have baked longer to get it more dried out. Will make again!

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Thank you for your feedback, Jeanne!

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This looks so amazing, I need to try it!!
Thanks for sharing

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