Recipes Pizza Dough & Quick PIzza Sauce


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Pizza Dough

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (125 mL)1 1/2 - 2 cup all purpose flour (375-500 mL)1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)1 package (7g) quick rising instant yeast (1 )1 cup hot water (250 mL)1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)

In a large bowl, mix whole wheat flour, 1 cup all purpose flour, salt and yeast. Stir in hot water and canola oil. Gradually stir in enough of remaining all purpose flour to make a soft dough.

Knead on lightly-floured surface until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes before rolling out.

Chef?s Tip: The dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator for eight hours or in the freezer for one month.

Quick Pizza Sauce

2 Tbsp canola oil (25 mL)1 small onion, diced (1 )3 cloves garlic, minced (3 )3-4 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 2 Tbsp each of fresh oregano and basil (45-50 mL)1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (1 mL)1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes (1 can)1/2-1 tsp sugar (optional - will reduce the acidity of tomatoes) (2-5 mL)

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add canola oil. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper and crushed tomatoes. Simmer sauce for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Tip: The maximum amount of sodium Canadians should consume per day is 2300 mg. Make your pizza heart healthy by using sodium-reduced sauce and include toppings such as red peppers, onion, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted chicken, broccoli and spinach.

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