So, I haven’t posted in awhile. This is primarily because I’ve been having a few boring recipes or massive failures. But hey, it’s all a learning experience right?
(I also got McDonalds one day. Whoops.)
Anyway, so today is a really simple recipe that I made because I wanted something that couldn’t fail and was quick. I was very hungry after class today. =)
I did cheat and buy a pizza crust because I didn’t want to wait for dough to rise. Which is expensive, so not my favorite thing to do. But that’s what happens when you go shopping hungry!
Anyway, if you want a recipe for delicious pizza dough, check out this other pizza I made. Homemade is always healthier and often more delicious. (I was a little bummed by how much sodium was in the dough I bought, actually.)
The main thing I wanted to share with you is my recipe for delicious tomato sauce!
Did you know that fancy restaurants don’t have pasta sauce AND pizza sauce? They just have a basic tomato base that they add ingredients to. They only main difference between these two sauces is the thickness and the seasonings. Typically pasta sauce has more seasonings because it stands alone, and pizza sauce is thicker to stay on the pizza. But, you can do whatever you want.
If you’ve ever looked at the sodium content of pizza sauce or pasta sauce, it’s kinda scary! So much salt isn’t necessary for deliciousness. If you don’t want to take fresh tomatoes and simmer for hours however, there’s a super easy way to make tomato sauce.
Just buy tomato paste! Depending on what kind of pizza sauce or pasta sauce you buy, it may have 10-20 times the amount of sodium of tomato paste!!! That’s crazy town banana pants.
All you have to do to make delicious sauce is mix tomato paste with a splash of olive oil, lots of delicious seasonings, and a bit of water until it thins out to your desired thickness. I’ve included a recipe below but I really just add things, taste, repeat. =)
Okay, so this recipe for pizza may sound weird, but you have to trust me that fruit on pizza tastes so good. I had this pizza multiple times at this little city in France I lived in last semester, and it was soooo good. I just had to duplicate it at home, and eat the whole thing. =)
Simple pizza sauce (adapted from allrecipes.com)
1 6oz can tomato paste
2/3 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Mix all ingredients except water.
- Add water slowly, a little at a time. Stop once you reach desired consistency. Add more water or extra oil if you like a thinner sauce.
Pineapple & banana pizza
1 banana, sliced
1 can pineapple
Homemade tomato sauce
Homemade pizza crust
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Saute pineapple for a minute or two, just to get some of the moisture out.
- Top pizza crust with sauce, fruit, and cheese.
- Bake for about 10 minutes.