Almond-Base Pizza


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 tbsp sunflower oil
15g Ground chia seeds
60ml Water
100g Ground almonds
¼ tsp Ground cumin
A pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 Quantity pizza sauce

Pizza sauce:

1 tbsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic
7 tbsp water
¼ tsp yellow mustard seeds
200g vine tomatoes
4g basil leaves
Juice of ½ lemon


Preheat the oven to 170⁰C/ gas mark 3.  Line a baking tray with baking parchment and brush lightly with oil.

Put the chia seeds in a small bowl, add the water and set aside to soak for 10 minutes until wonderfully gloopy.

Meanwhile, mix the ground almonds, cumin and seasoning in a bowl and add the soaked chia.  Mix all these ingredients together with your hands until a dough forms.

Place the ball of dough in the middle of the prepared baking tray and flatten it with your hands until it is an even circle about 5mm thick.
Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes until its surface starts to colour.

Take the base out of the oven but keep on the baking tray.  Spoon the sauce over the base, leaving about 1cm uncovered around the edge.

Now add your favourite toppings.  Here are a few ideas;
Pan-fried wild field mushrooms with goat’s cheese and salami
Chicken, rocket and mozzarella
Parma ham, artichoke and black olives with basil