Broccoli and Meyer Lemon Pizza (GF)

pizzaBroccoli and Meyer Lemon Pizza (GF)

the ingredients:

  • 1 gluten-free pizza crust (I used Udi’s, but I plan on making my own pretty soon!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound broccoli crowns (about 1 cup), cut into small pieces
  • 1 small Meyer lemon, sliced thin and cut into quarters
  • Pinch or two crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt (I used smoked salt because I am OBSESSSED.)

the method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil and garlic.
  3. If you are using your homemade or store-bought dough: drizzle a little olive oil onto a baking sheet and spread it around. Pat and stretch the dough into a 10-inch round and place on the baking sheet. If you are using a frozen pizza crust: plop it down on a baking sheet and get to work.
  4. Brush some of the garlic and olive oil mixture onto the crust.
  5. Evenly lay the onion slices over the top.
  6. Scatter the cheese over the onions.
  7. Place the broccoli in a medium bowl and drizzle the remaining olive oil mixture over the top. Toss well until the broccoli pieces are coated with the oil.
  8. Spread the broccoli evenly over the pizza. Top with the lemons. Sprinkle with the crushed red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the broccoli is tender with a few brown bits here and there. (Note: If you are using your own pizza dough, bake the pizza foe 10-12 minutes.
  10. I like to flip on the broiler for a minute or two to get a nice golden crust, but this step is totally optional.
  11. Slice and serve.

Cucumber Lemon Water

cucumber lemon waterLet’s be honest. Mondays can be frantic and downright terrible. I’m only being negative because I wish I was outside in this beautiful Arizona weather right instead of being stuck in a cubicle. I don’t think anything can compete with Arizona fall weather. Anywho, even though it’s cooling down out there, it’s still important to stay hydrated!

I have been sipping on water infused with cucumbers and lemon slices – super refreshing! 🙂

All you need is a mason jar, some cucumbers, lemons and well… water. Super simple!