Lentil Pizza Crust topped with veggies on a cutting board
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5 from 10 votes

Lentil Pizza Crust - Vegan & Gluten Free

For a protein packed pizza alternative give this lentil pizza crust a try. It delivers big flavour, delicious crunch, and is free from gluten.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, oil free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 4 Servings (Makes one 12" Pizza)
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Rosa

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry split red lentils uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Optional Toppings

  • homemade tomato sauce or pesto
  • sauteéd mushrooms
  • sauteéd peppers
  • sauteéd onion
  • cooked broccoli
  • jalapeno
  • olives

Instructions

  • Line a 12" round pizza tray with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Add all the ingredients to a high powered blender and process on high until completely pureed. This may take 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture onto your prepared pizza tray and spread it out as thinly and evenly as possible.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Then carefully flip* (see note below) and return to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes until edges are golden brown.
  • Top your pizza as desired and bake for another 3-4 minutes. Then remove from oven and allow pizza to rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Use the parchment paper to help flip your pizza crust. I slide my crust right off the pan by pulling the paper. Then I put a fresh sheet of parchment paper on the pizza tray and flip the crust over. Gently peel the original piece of parchment paper off with your hands and a silicone spatula as pictured above.
The nutritional information is for one fourth of the pizza crust. Optional toppings are not included in the calculation.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg