Grilled flatbread pizzas

Grilled flatbread pizzas

Looking for the best low-carb pizza dough? This one is a delicious winner that will never disappoint. Perfect for summer entertaining or pizza night, you can even ask the kids to help out. Let them cut the toppings or roll out the dough for you, so you can just relax and enjoy this heavenly crust.

Grilled flatbread pizzas

Looking for the best low-carb pizza dough? This one is a delicious winner that will never disappoint. Perfect for summer entertaining or pizza night, you can even ask the kids to help out. Let them cut the toppings or roll out the dough for you, so you can just relax and enjoy this heavenly crust.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

Flatbread
  • 1 cup 225 ml (125 g) coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp (25 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp (2.5 g) baking powder
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 cups 475 ml water, hot but not boiling
Toppings
  • 10 oz. 275 g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz. 175 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the grill for 20-30 minutes on low heat with the lid down.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients for the flatbread dough. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Add olive oil and half of the hot water. Mix with a spoon and combine well. Stir for a few minutes, then check the consistency. If your dough is too sticky, add some more coconut flour. If the dough is not sticky enough, add more water. Shape one ball per pizza with your hands, it should not be sticky.
  4. Use a rolling pin to flatten each dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper. The pizzas should be at least 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick.
  5. Grease the grill with some olive oil with the help of a paper towel to make sure the pizzas won’t stick.
  6. Brush each pizza with olive oil and make sure they are covered in oil on the whole surface. Flip the pizza over to your hand and gently put it on the grill, with the oily side down. Repeat with the second pizza. Close the lid and grill for 5 minutes on each side, making sure it does not get burnt but nicely crisped up.
  7. Brush the top of the pizzas and flip to grill the other side too for a few minutes.
  8. Remove from the grill and top each pizza with mozzarella, chopped tomatoes and fresh basil.
  9. Place the pizzas back on the grill and grill for 5-7 more minutes with the lid closed.
  10. Remove and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.

No grill prep

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

After you're done with Step 4, transfer the flattened pizza dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes without the toppings.

Remove from the oven, add the toppings, then bake for another 10 minutes until the edges got a nice color and the cheese has melted.

Matt and Megha's tips

For even more flavor, feel free to spice up the flatbread dough with extra seasonings. Garlic powder, oregano or red pepper flakes make the pizza-style base crust even more delicious.

The absorbency of coconut flour and psyllium husk changes a lot depending on what brand you use. This means that it’s best to add the hot water little by little, until you reach the desired consistency. Start with 3/4 cup and add more as you go, if needed.

If you added too much water and the dough is sticky, just add some more coconut flour to absorb the liquid. If the dough is not sticky enough, add more water.

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Grilled flatbread pizzas

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11 comments

  1. Ally
    This was fantastic and easy! I used it as a flatbread. Rolled to ¼”, baked at 375F for 15 minutes, then under broiler for about 3-4 (keep an eye on it!!!) took it out, topped with olive oil and lots of Za’atar spice blend. Yummy!
  2. Susie
    No psyllium husk. Don’t want to buy any, can I sub?
    Reply: #4
  3. Bluenoser
    Try flax flour or ground chia seed?
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    No psyllium husk. Don’t want to buy any, can I sub?

    Unfortunately there is not a good substitute option for the psyllium in this recipe.

  5. Lisa
    Ally is smart - this makes a nice flatbread. It will be a good base for tuna or chicken salad and well as sandwich-type applications. The recipe was, for me, far too much for two servings. In future, I will halve it and make four discs (= 2 sandwich type servings).

    This is not "pizza." (If you want to push it that way, the oven version is dry enough to take a tomato sauce.)

  6. Kathyinozarks
    can I use almond flour instead of the coconut flour? thanks
    Reply: #10
  7. Eva
    I have used coconut flour instead of psyllium husk in a very similar flatbread recipe. I get tired of PH in every bread recipe. Can't taste the coconut so works for me.
  8. Patricia
    Don’t like coconut flour. What can I substitute it with? Maybe almond flour?? Thanks.
    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Don’t like coconut flour. What can I substitute it with? Maybe almond flour?? Thanks.

    Coconut flour absorbs much more moisture than almond flour does and they have a different texture.

  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    can I use almond flour instead of the coconut flour? thanks

    Coconut flour absorbs much more moisture than almond flour does and they have a different texture.

  11. Jenna
    This recipe is awful. Doesn’t work, direction don’t tell anything. Don’t waste your time

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