You’ll want to make the sauce ahead of time. Yes, you can use a jar of sauce from the grocery store but that will raise the sodium count drastically. I make one easy homemade sauce using store-bought ingredients and one sauce totally from scratch that is the talk of the town (OK at least the neighborhood). You can use either of those for a delicious low sodium option because you know…the secret’s in the sauce!
The dough is the foundation of the pizza and it should be so delicious that people aren’t throwing the crust away (starving children and all…don’t throw food away people). The dough I make from scratch is flavorful, bakes or grills up nicely, is easy to work with, and 100% sodium free.
What you’ll need (recipe yields 1 – 12″ pizza):
- 1 1/2 cup bread flour
- 1 single pack dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp virgin olive oil (keep separated)
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic Blend
- 1/2 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic Herb Blend
- Mix yeast, water, 1 tbsp oil, spice blends, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour in the flour and mix until blended well. Note: Mixture may be too sticky. If so, just add a little flour and mix until it doesn’t stick to your hands (a little sticky is OK, we’ll get to that in a minute).
- Pour 2 tbsp oil in a bowl, roll the dough into a ball, cover it with the oil, cover it with a paper towel, and let stand (5-10 minutes).