Easy Almond Pizza

As much as I love eating my Zucchini Pizza and Cauliflower Pizza, they can be a little high effort given you need to grate the veg. So I was thinking of how could I make an even easier pizza for weeknight dinners that would be a) low carb and b) enjoyable for the whole family. […] The post Easy Almond Pizza appeared first on Stonesoup.

Easy Almond Pizza

As much as I love eating my Zucchini Pizza and Cauliflower Pizza, they can be a little high effort given you need to grate the veg.

So I was thinking of how could I make an even easier pizza for weeknight dinners that would be a) low carb and b) enjoyable for the whole family.

Which gave me the brain wave to replace the veggies with extra almond meal and extra eggs. Talk about a winner!

Although to manage expectations it’s more in the deep dish Chicago-style pizza realm. Definitely not the thin crispy crust you’d expect in Naples.

But something everyone in my family is happy to eat any night of the week.

Easy Almond Pizza
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Easy Almond Pizza

Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 150 g almond meal (almond flour)
  • 100 g water
  • 4 tablespoons tomato passata / puree
  • 50 g prosciutto or other pizza topping
  • 75 g sliced cheese or mozzarella

Instructions

  • Turn your oven to 200C (425F).
  • Line a 28cm (11 inch) springform pan with baking paper. I just tear an extra wide sheet and dampen it with water from the tap. Then scrunch and smooth it to line the base and sides of the pan.
  • Combine eggs, salt, almond meal and water in a medium bowl. Tip the egg mixture into the lined tray and use a spoon to spread it to the edges.
  • Swirl the tomato passata on top of the egg mixture. Top with torn proscuitto and sliced cheese.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the pizza is browned and feels springy when touched.

NET CARBS: 12g/serve

Variations & Substitutions Almond Pizza

short on time – crank your oven to 250C (480F) and check after 10 minutes.

dairy-free – skip the cheese and serve with dairy-free pesto.

nightshade-free – replace tomato with pesto or just skip it.

vegetarian – prosciutto = grilled eggplant, zucchini or mushrooms.

Low FODMAP – replace 1/2 the almond meal with rice flour.

different toppings – feel free to go to town with your favourite toppings!

more vegetables – add them to the topping or try these zucchini or cauliflower pizzas.

more fancy / for entertaining – serve with a classic green salad or Reliable Cabbage Salad. And sprinkle over some basil leaves.

Waste Avoidance Strategy Almond Pizza

eggs – will keep in the fridge for weeks or use for another meal.

almond meal (almond flour) – keep them in the pantry.

tomato passata / puree – unopened keep in the pantry. Once open keep refrigerated.

prosciutto – freeze it.

cheese – most hard and melting cheeses will keep for weeks wrapped in waxed paper or baking paper and stored in an airtight container (or sealed ziplock bag) in the fridge. If you need to store for longer cheese can be frozen.

Problem Solving Guide

bland – more salt! Different toppings.

too dry – overcooked pizza base – because of the high amount of egg it will dry out when over cooked. Next time get it out earlier. For now a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil will help.

no oven – cook the base mixture in a large frying pan like a frittata and serve with proscuitto and unmelted cheese on top. OR cook the base mixture like scrambled eggs and melt in the cheese at the end.

sticking to the pan – it’s super important to line the pan because of the egg.

no spring form pan – you can use a regular tin as long as you have wide baking paper which will cover the base and side in one sheet.

Prepare Ahead Almond Pizza

You can but it’s best when hot from the oven! Just cook as per the recipe. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or can be frozen. To serve, allow to come to room temp or warm in the oven.

Easy Almond Pizza

More Recipes Like Easy Almond Pizza

  • Zucchini Pizza
  • Tandoori Cauliflower
  • The Salamino Cauliflower ‘Pizza’
  • Everyday Almond Pancakes
  • Super Moist Meat Loaf

Have fun in the kitchen!

BIG love,
Jules x

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Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls (Cheesecake Factory Copycat!)

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizer to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside, you have to try these! Copycat recipes are some of the best recipes out there! They are usually just…

Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls (Cheesecake Factory Copycat!)

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizer to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside, you have to try these!

Copycat recipes are some of the best recipes out there! They are usually just as good as the restaurants but way cheaper like making this Queso, Roadhouse Rolls and Gnocchi Soup.

Crispy air fryer avocado egg rolls in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

This air fryer recipe is going to become a fast favorite. Similar to my air fryer egg roll recipe, cooking them in the air fryer will change the way you make an egg roll. Whether it’s southwest chicken or philly cheesesteak egg rolls, air frying makes them just divine. Without all the extra oil and mess you can have insanely crispy outsides and glorious creamy tender insides. Air frying avocado egg rolls is just genius!

This egg roll recipe has all the goodness of the Cheesecake Factory’s Avocado Egg Rolls but half the fat and is so much cheaper. You won’t have to go drive to the restaurant, wait in line, or pay an Uber eats to get these addicting avocado egg rolls. Whip up a batch for your next party or just when you get that craving. Either way these air fryer avocado egg rolls are going to be crazy good!

Amazing Avocado Egg Roll Ingredients

These ingredients resemble an incredible guacamole, without the jalapeno. Use fresh cilantro and tomatoes for the best flavor. Picking avocados can be tricky. I’ll give you all the tips and tricks below.

  • Avocados: You’ll need three large avocados.
  • Red Onion: Adds a hit of heat, but not too much.
  • Roma tomatoes: Deseed and dice.
  • Cilantro:  Fresh chopped.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds flavor without bulk.
  • Lime: 1 medium lime juiced.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: You can find these in the produce section usually of your local grocery store.
  • Olive Oil Spray: To help crisp the egg rolls.

Homemade Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Super easy to throw together, you are going to want to make these all the time. You will have to muster some self control so you don’t eat all the filling before you wrap it up. I wouldn’t blame you if you did though.

  1. Mash: In a medium bowl add the avocado and mash to desired consistency.
  2. Add: Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To Make the Egg Rolls: Place the avocado mixture in the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges with water. Bring the bottom edge of he wrapper and roll it tightly over the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to roll up the wrapper and press to seal. Repeat until you have used all of the wrappers.
  4. Bake: Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place ethe egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  5. Flip: Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

Creamy avocado egg roll filling.

The Best Avocado Egg Roll Tips

Egg rolls can seem intimidating at first. Tightly wrapped and stuffed with delicious fillings, and then fried to perfection, they can seem overwhelming for sure. But cooking them in the air fryer takes all the work out of frying them, and rolling the egg rolls are as easy as rolling a burrito. In fact, it’s exactly the same.

  • Wrappers:  Be sure to cover the wrappers you’re not using with a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out.
  • Can I use Spring Roll Wrappers? Absolutely, although the texture and crispiness will differ. Because the spring roll wrapper is thinner they will be crispier. Follow directions on package for best results.
  • Other Substitution for Egg Roll wrappers: If you can’t find egg roll wrappers or you just don’t want to go to the store, try phyllo dough. Roll thin and cut into squares and fill, being sure to seal the edges.
  • Know Your Air Fryer: Every air fryer cooks a little differently. Adjust your temperature and timings to fit your air fryer. If this is the first time cooking these avocado egg rolls, check them a bit earlier to make sure you’re not over cooking them.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer: The number one rule in air frying is to not over crowd it. The food needs to be spaced apart so that the heated air can circulate and cook your food evenly, and get everything nice and crispy.

Process of folding egg rolls.

All About Avocados

With all their healthy benefits and various ways to use them, avocados are the fruit to buy these days. From avocado chicken,  shrimp burrito bowls to smoothies, they add creaminess and flavor. But they can be intimidating to buy. It’s like playing russian roulette. You never know if you’re going to pick a good one or not. And you never know if it’ll ripen in time for when you need it. It can truly be stressful. Here are some tips that can make it a bit more relaxed.

  • How to pick Avocados: Even if you know the best places to go to get avocados there are a few tricks to know to help you get that perfect avocado for these egg rolls.
  • Don’t rely on color alone: Most often ripe avocados will be dark green almost black in color. But I’ve had dark almost black avocados not be ripe, so don’t rely on this alone.
  • Do the gentle pressure test: Test for ripeness near the top of the avocado near the stem. Press down gently, about the same amount of pressure you would a computer mouse. If it gives slightly it’s ripe. Leaving an indent means it’s over ripe. If you can’t press down on it at all, it’s not ready.
  • Don’t worry about the Texture:  Some avocados have lots of bumps and some are smooth. That all depends on the variety of avocado you’re purchasing. The key is to avoid ones with dark spots or mushy brown spots.
  • Need to ripen your avocado? We’ve all been there, we bought an avocado thinking it would ripen in time and it hasn’t yet. To help ripen an avocado place in a brown paper bag with an apple or a banana. Check it daily as it will ripen quickly.
  • It’s ripe and you don’t need it yet. When avocados ripen before you’re ready for them place them in the fridge to slow the ripening process.

Air fryer basket filled with avocado egg rolls for frying.

Dipping Avocado Egg Rolls

Our family loves to dip things. Children often love to dip everything. These avocado egg rolls are so creamy and tender on the inside you may not need or want a sauce. But you like to dip your egg rolls here are a few ideas.

  • Ranch Dressing
  • Cilantro Jalapeno Ranch: Add chopped cilantro and jalapeno to the above ranch dressing recipe.
  • Salsa: Try this homemade salsa, or use your favorite kind.
  • Sour Cream: Try mixing the sour cream with the salsa for a twist.
  • Spicy Chipotle Ranch: Add chipotle peppers in adobo to the ranch dressing.

Avocado egg rolls split and layered on a plate.

 

More Amazing Appetizer Recipes

Appetizers like these egg rolls can steal the show and become the main event. This is probably why so many times people order their dinners from the appetizer menu at restaurants. With these favorites you might just make your next dinner from only appetizers!

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Cream Cheese Wontons
  • Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini
  • Easiest Crab Cakes
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Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizers to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside. You have to try these!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian American, Chinese
Keyword air fryer egg rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 Egg Rolls
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add the avocado and mash to desired consistency. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

To make the egg rolls:

  • Place the avocado mixture in the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges with water. Bring the bottom edge of the wrapper and roll it tightly over the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to roll up the wrapper and press to seal. Repeat until you have used all of the wrappers.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

 

 

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