ketovore pizza
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Ketovore pizza, nutritional density and pleasure

Ketovore pizza you are seeing in these photos should get a gold medal among meat-based pizzas. In the universe of Keto recipes, there are all sorts of pizza inventions and all of them focus only on looks and feelings. Why do we want to imitate the flour-based crust? Well, we always want to imitate something. But if we take care of our health and decide to live a life with the low-carb, Keto or Carnivore diet in mind, we will pay more attention to nutritional density! For this reason, here on Greek Goes Keto, you will find recipes that skyrocket in vital nutrients.

What is Ketovore pizza?

Ketovore is a specific “quadrant” of the Keto and Low-Carb galaxy where you base all your meals on good animal-based proteins and fats, while adding just a little bit of the ingredients from plant-based origin. In such an approach, Keto Mediterranean Diet followers go even further… We use only ruminant animal meat, goat, sheep, buffalo dairy, wild-caught seafood and pasture-raised eggs. These are our nourishing ingredients with top-quality protein chemical score and beneficial micronutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids.

Now, when we add something from the plant world, it’s always organic, local and seasonal. This particular Ketovore pizza was created by following this simple and rustic philosophy.

The advantage of lamb

Not only that it tastes so rich, but lamb also offers some top nutrients that can’t easily be found in other types of meat. Here’s a reminder: In 100g of lamb you will get 25.6g of protein, 16.5 g of fat, and be ready for glory – zero carbs! 😉 Lamb is one of the most quality protein sources. You will get all the essential amino acids your body needs for muscle growth and health maintenance. Additionally, lamb meat is a perfect source of vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, Niacin, Phosphorus, Iron, Creatine, Taurine, etc…

It’s important to point out that lamb is the richest  L-carnitine, nothing will give you more than lamb. In a solid portion of lamb, you can get up to 350mg of this vital nutrient!

Ketovore pizza vs. classic pizza

“Carboholics” will say nothing can replace real pizza, but Ketovores know, a crust made of ground lamb, feta and eggs will taste a trillion times better, even on the next day. It also feeds you the real stuff, protein, good fats, minerals and other micronutrients! For the topping, I chose goat cheese and mutton sausage, spring onion and just a few cherry tomatoes with Mediterranean herbs. Follow this simple recipe or be creative and use some other ingredients for the topping, such as buffalo mozzarella, seafood as well as any other type of sausage made of ruminant animal meat or internals.

Ketovore pizza, nutritional density and pleasure

Recipe by Roberta Kapsalis
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

495

kcal

Ingredients

  • Meat pizza base
  • 700g (25 oz) ground lamb

  • 100g (3,5 oz) Feta cheese

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Topping
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée (we used rosehips purée)

  • 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced

  • 70g (2,5 oz) goat semi-hard cheese

  • 10 slices smoked sausage of your choice (we used mutton sausage)

  • 2 large spring onions

Directions

  • Mix all the ingredients for the meat base in a bowl. Transfer the mixture on a wide baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press it with your hands to create your Ketovore pizza base. Bake in the oven at 200ºC for 10 minutes.
  • Take the base out of the oven and spread the tomato (or rosehip) purée all over. Now add cheese (you can grate it or cut small sticks as you can see in the photo. Add cherry tomato slices and finely chopped spring onion. Finally place slices of sausage and try to distribute them evenly.
  • Bake for another 15 minutes. Cut your Ketovore pizza in 8 slices as soon as you take it out of the oven. You can serve it right away or keep it for later. It’s equally tasty if you serve it hot or cold.

Notes

  • If you decide to use some other type of cheese, have in mind that the healthiest options are coming from goat, sheep or buffalo milk.

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