We make a lot of different varieties of cheese less pizza but this is one of my favourites.

Caramelised Onion and Chard Pizza with Peanut Sauce

Thin Crust Pizza Dough (for two pizzas) I found this basic recipe at this site and changed it to suit my needs.

  • 2 1/4 tsp Yeast
  • 3/4 cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 tsp Demerara Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cool Water
  • 2-  2 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  1. Warm bowl under hot water. Proof yeast with the warm water and the demerara sugar to feed the yeast.
  2. To proofed yeast, add cool water and oil. With salt, add flour a cup at a time blending smooth with each addition. The last time I made this I used only 2 cups flour and part of the last 1/4 cup while needing.
  3. Dust counter with flour and knead dough for 5-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place kneaded dough in oiled bowl and rise in a warm spot for about an hour.
  5. “Punch down” (not literally see this video for a better alternative to dough violence!) dough and divide in two. Let rest 10 minutes (or not if in a rush). Roll out into 12 inch rounds. Let rest 15 minutes (or not if in rush).

Peanut Pizza Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 3-4 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp Demerara Sugar
  • Garlic Chili Paste
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  1. Blend together to make a sauce.

Sautéed Onion and Chard

Caramelised Onion and Spinach (or pea shoots or any other greens)

  1. Add a good amount of butter (or oil) to a warmed cast iron skillet.
  2. Add two chopped onions and sauté until soft and transparent.
  3. Add tamari and stir occasionally, letting the onions caramelise.
  4. Add the greens a few handfuls at a time, tossing and cooking until tender, bright and wilted.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.

To put pizza together, start with thickly spread sauce, veggies (I happened to have celery and broccoli in my fridge), thick serving of onions and spinach and top with shredded carrot.

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8 Responses to Caramelised Onion and Spinach Pizza with Peanut Sauce

  1. paxye says:

    omg… that looks good!!! I need to make that!!

  2. I haven’t had my tahini zucchini pizza in so long but this sounds like another good unorthodox pizza. Mmmmm.

  3. Annie says:

    You should make it again and blog with your recipe. Sounds like one I’d like to try too!

  4. I definitely could do that. I haven’t felt up to making anything exciting but I’m sure I’ll be back to normal soon. Oh, but I did make pineapple upside down cake instead of muffins the other day. It’s soooo good! I was so out of blogging I forgot to take even one photo!

  5. Julie says:

    Annie, I made your pizza last night. It was sooooo delicious!!! The crust was also very good.
    Only thing is I didn’t end up with enough peanut sauce and onion mixture for both pizzas – I had to improvise something for the second one. I’ll have to double everything next time.
    Your peanut sauce looks a bit thin on your picture, but mine was very thick. Do you add water to make it easier to spread?

  6. Annie says:

    Good to hear, Julie! I do thin the pizza sauce a bit with water if I think it needs it. I love a thick sauce too though so I often go with how I feel in the moment. Sometimes making more or less sauce. Two onions and a whole lotta greens can get a lot smaller once they’re sautéed. I usually spread them out though because the pizza can get heavy with a lot on there, especially with a thin crust. Did you find this at all when you made yours?

  7. Julie says:

    Hi Annie! I was scared I was putting too much stuff on the pizza at first, but once I took it out of the oven the crust had puffed up a bit and everything was just perfect. Then again, we like pizza with something substantial on it so we don’t feel like we’re eating mainly dough.
    We had the rest yesterday for lunch, it was still soooo good! :0)

  8. Courtney says:

    Looks tasty… We make a chicken pizza with Patak’s Brinjal Pickle (eggplant) which is out of this world. We also caramelize onions and put this on top of the brinjal pickle, then chicken which you can always omit, cook in oven, top with cilantro and drizzle plain yogurt. good good good…..

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