Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Salmon, Goat Cheese, and Dill Pizza

Recipe yields 8 small
slices.  Double it for a
family of four.  
Pizza is one of those foods that no matter how healthy my diet is on a day-to-day basis... I still crave it once and awhile!  This recipes features coconut flour which is a versatile flour and can be used to prepare a variety of dishes (even as a thickener in soups).  Coconut flour is very mild and surprisingly you don't even taste it!  It has a low glycemic index and doesn't raise your blood sugar as fast as normal or whole grain flour.  

The texture of the crust is really lovely and it's actually stable enough to pick up and eat. Don't let the number of steps fool you this recipe is quick and easy to prepare.   Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! :-)  

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Low-carb
We used fresh dill and
cucumber from the garden.
Fresh local foods are
highest in nutrient value
and enzymes.  


Coconut Flour Crust:
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. himalayan pink sea salt
1/2 tsp. salt free herb blend
dash smoked paprika
3 pasture-raised eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 c. coconut milk

1 lb. wild-caught salmon
2 small pieces bacon
1 small cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise and cut into half-moons
1 lemon wedge
1/2 tsp fresh dill
2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled 
extra virgin olive oil
fresh ground black pepper to taste

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Season salmon with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Place strips of bacon in a separate baking dish and bake until reaches desired done-ness.  
Cooked dough.  I was skeptical
when I put it in the oven but it
turned out great!    
2.  Meanwhile, in a bowl add coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, herb blend, and smoked paprika.  Stir with a fork to remove any clumps and combine.  In a separate bowl,  whisk together eggs, garlic, and coconut milk until smooth.  Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed well.  
3.  Remove salmon and bacon from oven and set aside. Turn the temperature of the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  
4.  Place a piece of parchment paper over pizza pan and brush with olive oil.  Spoon the dough onto the pan and use hands to spread evenly into a circle.  
5.  Bake dough for 20 minutes.  
6.  While dough is baking, place cucumbers and dill in a small bowl.  Squeeze lemon on top and set aside to marinate.  On a cutting board, break salmon apart into small chunks and thinly slice the bacon.
7.  When crust is finished baking remove from oven, flip over and peel off parchment paper.  Brush lightly with olive oil.  Turn the oven to Broil.  Cover the pizza with salmon, bacon, and goat cheese and bake for 3-4 minutes or until cheese melts.  
8.  Remove from oven cover with marinated cumbers, ground black pepper over top,  slice and serve immediately.  

*Recipe and photos by Keri Rogers.  

Keri is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, Culinary Nutritionist, and Wellness Educator.  She owns and operates BAYA Wellness, LLC offering Yoga and Nutrition Services and Products.  Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area offering on-going classes and special events.  Her path as a nutritionist is all about making healthy living approachable... she teaches the components of healthy cooking, eating, and thinking while also offering specialized services like menu planning.  Healthy living is about the whole pictures of wellness... find your path to living well.

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