Easy Pizza

Easy Pizza

Known in Italy as “Pizza bruschetta”, this is a valid alternative to the classic pizza slice, which is usually high in fat and salt.

Serves: 1

Dietary: Vegetarian, egg-free, soya-free

Preparation time: less than 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients

Slices of sourdough bread
Plain tomato sauce 
Small pieces of mozzarella cheese
Dried oregano or fresh basil leaves

 

Method

  1. Toast the slices of bread on both sides.
  2. Place the toasted bread on a tray lined with baking paper.
  3. On the top of the toasted bread, spread 1 teaspoon of plain tomato sauce and add the small pieces of mozzarella cheese and herbs.
  4. Turn on the oven grill and bake for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add fresh basil and serve.

 

This recipe has been donated by Francesca Straniero, Registered Associate Nutritionist

 

Nutrition Information

Per serving:
Total calories: 267 kcal
Fat: 10.0 g (Mostly unsaturated fats)
Saturated Fat: 5.9 g
Carbohydrate: 29 g
Total sugar: 2.8
Free sugar: 0 g
Fibre: 1.6 g
Protein: 14 g
Salt: 0.85 g

 

Nutrition Facts

Sourdough bread has a low glycemic index compared with many other types of bread.  This means it is more slowly digested with a slower release of carbohydrate and therefore doesn’t raise the blood glucose as quickly.  Also, the acidity of sourdough is thought to inhibit the formation of phytates which binds to some minerals, such as Calcium and Iron, affecting their absorption.  

 

Variations

  • For gluten-free version use gluten-free bread or slice an aubergine (form the short length) and grilled over a pan for few minutes. When cooked pour on top of the slices some tomato sauce and the small cubes of mozzarella cheese.

 

 

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