Quick Pizza Sauce
1 can chopped tomatoes (or your own canned)
salt to taste
1-2 large pinches of dry sweetener or 1 tsp honey (add more if needed, some tomatoes are not sweet)
1-2 TB of fresh herbs chopped, such as basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano or any herbs you like, even parsley
OR 1-2 tsp dried herbs (even bay leaf)
1 large clove of fresh garlic, or 1 tsp dried garlic
1/4 cup cold water
1 TB tapioca flour (or arrowroot)
Put all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a simmer over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes. This is to help the flavours come together and infuse the tomatoes to make that beautiful "POP" in the mouth flavour.
Once that is happening, in a small cup, put the water and use a fork to mix in the tapioca flour. Then slowly pour in the tapioca/water mix into the tomato mix, stirring gently but constantly but keep the pan on the heat. Keep stirring. If this isn't as thick as you like, then mix up more water and tapioca, to your liking.
Taste test! Adjust salty/sweet flavour to your liking. Sometimes we like to add in a dash of toasted sesame oil for a toasty flavour. Leave to cool while you prepare you other pizza toppings.
Onions, some people like them freshly sliced and raw. Others like onions cooked in a little oil.
Capsicum (also called peppers)
A small amount of leafy greens, such as sorrel, kale
Pineapple (drained well)
Thinly sliced and grilled eggplant or courgette (also known as zucchini)
Thinly sliced tomato
Tofu, sliced, marinated and frozen overnight to produce a chewy texture
Oat Balls, (if your gluten free diiet tolerates oats) small and already cooked work well, or crumble larger ones with your hands
Anything else you have in your fridge.Once we made an awesome potato, green veggie and lots of cashew cheese sauce pizza.
That's it. Watch out for the next post on Pizza "Cheeses"