Whole Grain Spelt Flour, My Homemade Pizza Sauce And Vegan Pizza for Fruits And Veggies Monday

Hello dear foodies! It's time to practice my kitchen English and learn how to post recipes.

Today I'm going to share with you the recipe of my homemade pizza sauce and a vegan pizza made with whole grain spelt flour and veggies from the garden.



Whole Grain Spelt Flour

This is the first time I'm using spelt flour and am very satisfied with the result. Spelt has a long history, it's cultivated for a very long time, since 5000 BC (1).

Although spelt is not gluten free, it's a great alternative to wheat because gluten in spelt isn't as strong as wheat gluten.

You can use whole grain spelt flour for baking without mixing it with other flours it's a great way of getting more whole grain fiber into your diet.

Spelt is rich in vitamin E and B-complex vitamins, selenium, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc (2).



Homemade Pizza Sauce

I don't like to buy ketchup or pizza sauce from the supermarket, I'd rather make my own. This is the recipe I used to make my pizza sauce this year. Basically this was an experiment, I wanted to make something from scratch and put together the ingredients myself. It's great, what can I say :) I love it.


  • 2 L of homemade tomato juice (I made mine using my homegrown tomatoes),
  • 4 - 5 red paprika finely diced and minced,
  • 3 medium onions finely diced and minced,
  • 1 bay leaf,
  • 10 peppercorn seeds (mixed red, white and black),
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano,
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced,
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.

Heat the extra virgin olive oil, add the onions and saute. Add the garlic and saute max. one minute. Add the paprika and saute another minute or two. Add the tomato juice, bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper.


Simmer on a low flame, stirring often till you get the necessary density. It took me more than one our, I wanted my sauce more dense. Put it in jars, cover the jars till they cool off.


Homemade Spelt Flour Vegan Pizza With Tomato, Paprika And Onion

Fair warning, this is not a fancy looking pizza you can see in magazines or television. This is about using what you have in the garden, regarding vegetables and my own homemade tomato sauce.


  • 500 g whole grain spelt flour,
  • 2.5 g fresh yeast,
  • 2 teaspoon salt,
  • 250 ml tepid water,
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar,
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

For the top:

  • pizza sauce (homemade for me)
  • oregano,
  • tomato,
  • red paprika,
  • yellow paprika,
  • onion.

Add the fresh yeast to 150 ml tepid water, add sugar and a pinch of flour, mix it together and let it rise for 5 - 7 minutes at a warm place.

Mix the flour, salt and oil in a mixing bowl, add the yeast and mix it together till you get a soft and elastic dough. Add the remaining tepid water and some extra flour if necessary.

Cover dough with a clean kitchen cloth and put to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.


Get the dough out, place it on your working surface, add a bit of flour and roll out into two rectangles and place on two baking trays covered with baking sheets.


Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, add oregano or other herbs, cover with sliced tomato, paprika and onion.


Place it in a preheated oven, bake for approximately 30 minuets, until the base has cooked and it's brownish.

This is my entry for Fruits And Veggies Monday hosted each week by our lovely friend Lena, @lenasveganliving.

I'm also supporting the Make It HEALTHY Project hosted by the lovely @woman-onthe-wing.

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