My name is Shannon and pizza is my guilty pleasure. (Hi Shannon!) …Okay it’s not an addiction, but if I could make pizza a little healthier I’d probably be going to addict meetings all the time. As you may know, I’m a hardcore fan of Asian foods and interesting flavor combinations, so trying to combine pizza with flavors that are totally opposite of the typical Italian profile just seemed natural.
For many people I know (and myself included) baking is scary. It always seems so time consuming and if you don’t get the measurements right the whole thing just falls apart and either turns out like mush or a brick. I hear ya! I’m not typically a baking fan and if the recipe calls for more than a few ingredients or I don’t know what they are, forget it.
Baking is a serious deal. There are even shows about it now that make it seem even more intense than what it already was! Okay here’s the deal: this pizza will require some baking and creating your own dough, but I PROMISE you can do it! And at the end when you are enjoying your super delicious pizza you can be so proud of yourself that you made that yummy crust all by yourself!
I do have a little secret about the crust recipe though…It’s not even mine! That’s right. I like to think that I am a professional chef that can come up with excellent baking recipes on my own, but the truth is I ain’t even a chef. This crust is brought to you by The Baker Upstairs and the original recipe comes from here. However, I can vouch that it is the absolute best and easiest crust recipe in the big wide world of Pinterest.
In the version that I use, I swapped out all-purpose flour for whole wheat to get a little extra fiber in, but if you prefer all-purpose flour it works out awesome too. I did happen to notice that the dough was a little stickier when I used all-purpose flour, but be careful not to add too much extra flour or it might turn out a little brick-like.
The peanut sauce for this, however, is my recipe and you can put that shiz on ANYTHING! On pizza, over rice, Thai veggie dip. Honestly, anything! I’m in love with this pizza because it is just so FREAKING DELICIOUS!! The veggies you can obviously switch out for others if you prefer and don’t forget to top with mango if you’re feeling fancy!
And now the part you’ve all been waiting for….
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup warm water (warmer than room temperature but not hot)
- 1/2 tbs active dry yeast
- 1/2 tbs sugar or honey
- more flour for surface
For pizza toppings
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 inch ginger finely minced
- 2-3 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1/4 red onion sliced
- 1/2 carrot sliced
- 1/2 bell pepper sliced
- 5 button mushrooms sliced
- 1 handful cilantro chopped
- 1 handful crushed peanuts
- shredded cheese
- chopped mango optional
- In a large mixing bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until frothy.
- Add flour and salt and stir until well combined. Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes in a warm place.
- On a floured surface roll out dough, being careful not to add more flour than needed.
- Meanwhile stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger and garlic until well combined. (I like to microwave for 30 seconds so the peanut butter is soft and easier to combine.)
- Add peanut sauce to crust, top with cheese if using, and top with all other ingredients.
- Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Enjoy!