On a typical “good” day, I eat my carbs for breakfast and lunch, but when dinner rolls around, I tend to minimize my carb intake.
This strategy has helped me greatly in keeping my weight in check.
The low-carb pizza phenomena has flooded Instagram, I’m talking Cauliflower Pizza, Zucchini Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, and of course, Mushroom Pizza. My inspiration for this Caprese Portabello Mushroom Pesto Pizza comes from CafeDelites, and Karina is the lady behind this wonderful blog.
Portabello mushrooms truly are the perfect substitute for meat since they are meaty in texture and tend to be filling, but the best part of all is they are low in calories. I’ve been excited to make this pizza for quite some time now because I LOVE mushrooms!
Just like always, I made a few changes by adding pesto, oregano, red pepper flakes, extra virgin olive oil, and parmesan cheese to my version of this pizza.
You guys have got to make this Caprese Portabello Mushroom Pesto Pizza. It’s quick, easy, healthy, but more importantly, delicious too!
- for the Garlic Oil:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
- Garlic - 1 clove (smashed)
- Dried Oregano - ½ tsp
- for the mushroom pizza:
- Portabello Mushrooms - 2 (remove stem, wipe mushroom with a damp cloth)
- Garlic Oil - brush with garlic oil
- Pesto - fill each mushroom cap with enough pesto (I use homemade, you can use store bought)
- Cherry Tomatoes - 2 cherry tomatoes per mushroom (slice cherry tomato into threes)
- Parmesan Cheese - ¼ cup (grated) - top mushroom with enough cheese to cover
- Mozzarella Cheese - ¼ cup (grated) - top mushroom with enough cheese to cover
- Dried Oregano - sprinkle a little on top
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes - to taste
- Fresh Basil - handful (julienne) - garnish
- Balsamic - just a drizzle
- In a small bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, garlic and ½ tsp of oregano. Set aside.
- Grate the parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Combine into the same bowl.
- Slice each cherry tomato into 3 slices. You will need 2 cherry tomatoes per mushroom.
- Remove the mushroom caps and wipe mushroom with a damp cloth.
- Start by spraying a baking tray with extra virgin olive oil. Brush mushrooms with Garlic Oil prepared earlier.
- Top with pesto.
- Top with cherry tomatoes and enough cheese to coat the mushroom.
- Into the oven, broil on high for 5-6 minutes.
- In the meantime, julienne some fresh basil.
- Once the pizza is done, top with oregano and crushed red pepper flakes.
- Garnish with fresh basil.
- Drizzle a little balsamic over the top. Serve immediately.
** The cheese amount in this recipe can be used for up to 4-5 mushrooms.
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Are you into the whole low-carb fad? Have you made any low-carb pizzas?