My family loves pizza, and I used to make homemade pizza using regular flour which meant no pizza for me. After several trials with gluten-free flours, I created the best crust, and now all my family enjoys the gluten-free pizza with me. My husband’s favorite topping is vegetarian, so our recipe today is a vegetarian gluten-free pizza. You will notice that I added some cornmeal to the dough and this helps a lot in making the dough and makes it crumbly and not hard.

Ingredients 

Servings: 10 slices

Dough

- 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 1 tbsp. instant yeast
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp. vinegar (apple cider or pure grape vinegar)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cups warm water (or more if needed)

Topping

- 1 ½ - 2 cups gluten-free homemade tomato sauce
- 1 eggplant, cubed and sautéed in some canola oil until soft
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- ½ cup pitted black olives
- 1 cup corn (1 small can, washed and drained)
- You can add any vegetarian topping you like such as sliced zucchini, sliced cherry tomatoes, green spinach, or red and yellow peppers)
- 200 grams grated cheese, like mozzarella, swiss, or Gruyere (I use a mix of several cheeses)


Method

  1. Put the yeast and sugar in the mixing bowl.
  2. Add warm water and mix for few seconds until the yeast is completely dissolved.
  3. Let the yeast rise and bubble for few seconds.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt)
  5.  Add the dry ingredients to the yeast in the mixing bowl.
  6. Add the vinegar and oil and start the standing mixer.
  7. Keep the mixer on for 2-3 minutes until the dough is well-mixed.
  8. Grease a glass bowl with olive oil and keep the dough in the bowl.
  9. Cover with cling film and keep in a warm room for 1 hour.
  10. Take the dough out and roll using a rolling pin.
  11. Place the dough in a greased pizza pan (20-inch diameter or 50 cm)
  12. Press the dough well with your fingers to fill the whole pan.
  13. Bake the crust in a preheated oven on 200°C for 12-15 minutes.
  14. Take the crust out and top with gluten-free homemade tomato sauce.
  15. Add the toppings, then spread the grated cheese all over the vegetables.
  16. Put again in the hot oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted.
  17. Enjoy it with your family and friends!