Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pizza Rustico - Low Carb & Delicious

This evening my daughter came and spent the evening with us. We each made our own individual pizzas and topped them "our way." Hubby had pepperoni, artichokes, Kalamata olives and green olives on his; daughter had pepperoni and red bell peppers on hers...and I had one of the best pizzas I've ever had!

I topped my pizza with a melange of grilled veggies that come in a jar packed in oil, vinegar and herbs that I picked up at Costco not long ago (thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, roasted red piquillo peppers and artichokes packed in a 32-ounce jar). I had been eyeing them up every week and finally picked up a jar a couple weeks ago. I am so glad I did...and will pick up a couple more jars just in case they stop carrying them! I thought they would be delicious on pizza and they were awesome! It was probably one of my favorite pizzas and a great way to enjoy summertime veggies in the fall/winter without having to grill them. The fact they were grilled and marinated in oil, vinegar and herbs made them outstanding on pizza. I made my newer version of Low Carb Herbed Pizza Crust and shaped it in a rectangle and topped it with Muir Glen organic pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, the marinated veggie mix and then a final topping of shredded Parmigiano Reggiano. It was outstanding. I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!

Topped with grilled eggplant, zucchini, piquillo peppers, and artichokes

Before the final baking (crust was pre-baked)
Fresh out of the oven

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CyberSis said...


I'm going to have to look for those veggies ... this pizza looks AMAZING! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

Hope you can find them. It really was good on pizza and sure they are good with other things, too. I bought another jar of them today! I still have some of the peppers left in the first jar (or I would have picked up 2 jars instead of 1). LOL Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

Why no flax?.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Cathy,

I created this crust version without flax because of the numerous requests from folks that either do not like it or that can't eat it for whatever reason. I like both versions (with and without the flax). :-)

bcat said...

So far I can't find these at our Costco......where are they in your Costco?

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi bcat,

They are in the aisle where jarred olive are, the jars of oven roasted tomatoes, etc. I know that some Costcos carry different items than others. For example, I know others on the west coast that get avocado oil and Nutiva coconut flour and almond flour in their Costcos but ours here on the east coast don't seem to carry that stuff. So, it is entirely possible that your Costco doesn't carry it even though most items are the same. Hope you can find it! :-)

bcat said...

That is where I looked. And.....yes, we do have all of those other things. We need it all!!!