October 4, 2019

Pizza in a Vitamix? Whiz Up This Kid-Friendly Pizza This Weekend!

When it comes to kids, easy does it. And, when it comes to easy, Vitamix does it best! We're whizzing up this healthful, kid-friendly pizza by celeb chef Dustin Gallagher (a Top Chef Canada All-Stars finalist and all-star dad to his adorable daughter Ava) in our machine this weekend—try it in your Vitamix, too! —Vita Daily


Tomato and Zucchini Focaccia Pizza

For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1-1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup olive oil, plus additional olive oil for greasing pan

For tomato topping:
8 grape tomatoes (about 1 cup)
4 basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
Pinch kosher salt

For garnish:
1/4 cup very finely sliced zucchini rounds (about 8 slices)
1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Generously grease a 10-inch cast iron pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add all dough ingredients to Vitamix container and pulse to form a soft and sticky dough—it will feel quite wet. Scrape evenly into prepared cast iron pan. Cover very lightly with a clean tea towel and let proof in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size and fills the pan, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, in a clean Vitamix container, briefly pulse together tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt until just barely blended but still chunky. Set aside. Preheat oven to 450 F. When the dough has proofed, press your fingers down into the dough, repeating until the entire surface of the dough is dimpled. Spoon tomato sauce evenly over the surface. Top with zucchini rounds, then mozzarella and parmesan. Bake focaccia until crust is golden brown and crisp and cheese is melted and golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan slightly before transferring to a cutting board. Slice and serve hot.


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