I spent this past week at home, a little breather in between the end of the summer portion of my internship and the beginning of the school year.
In between biking the golden gate bridge (finally!), eating tons of delicious California fruits, eating even more treats from newly famous SF bakeries, making pie, and celebrating my birthday a little early with my family at a great little vegan sushi spot, I got to squeeze in a visit with the ever-lovely Alanna: she fed me fantastic financiers and biscuits she was testing for her upcoming cookbook (!!!), took me to a local favorite Mexican joint so I could get my yearly California burrito fix and we caught up on life.
OXO recently sent me their hand-held spiralizer to try out (pictured above) and it instantly become my favorite kitchen tool. I have a more traditional spiralizer, but after using my new tiny, streamlined hand-held spiralizer, the traditional one just seems cumbersome in comparison. For $15, I can’t think of a better investment in vegetable enablement–it’s renewed my excitement for tons of vegetable-based noodle dishes and salads.
When I told Alanna about this recipe and my consternation over what to call it, she was like, “What if you just put pizza in quotes?” It was perfect. This isn’t a pizza in any sense of the traditional word (no tomato sauce, no cheese, no crust), but the spiralized zucchini makes for a fun, light base for an array of breakfast-y toppings like avocado, smoked salmon and egg. (If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also use grated zucchini, but what’s the fun in that?)
Zucchini Breakfast Pizza
- 2 medium zucchini spiralized
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- To serve: sunnyside-up eggs avocado, smoked salmon, hummus, sliced tomatoes.
- Stir egg into spiralized zucchini until well-combined; season with salt and pepper.
- Heat an oiled 8" frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add zucchini mixture to pan, spreading it out evenly. Let cook undisturbed for at least five minutes, or until the bottom browns and you can easily slide a spatula underneath. To flip, slide the zucchini mixture onto a plate, then flip it back into the pan so the uncooked side is facing down. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until cooked through.
- Add toppings of your choice and serve immediately.
What’s the carb count in this recipe? What is the serving size?
Hi Myra! Feel free to put the ingredients into a recipe tracker to figure out the carb count; I unfortunately do not track those for my recipes. I would say this serves around 2 people as an entree, and you can make it lighter or more filling depending on the toppings you add!
great pizza for spiralizer.
This was delicious, but next time I would let the spirals sit in a colander for 20 min to drain out some extra liquid first. I had a hard to getting mine to firm up!
How many people will the zucchini breakfast pizza feed? Looks great!!!
Hi Nancy! I would say this would feed 2 pretty generously or 3 lightly 🙂
Sarah | Well and Full
What a creative use of spiralized veggies! 😀
Kristi @ My SF Kitchen
Looks soo good! I want one of those spiralers! I haven’t biked across the bridge in forever, I need to do it again soon 😀
Katie (The Muffin Myth)
This looks great! It reminds me of okonomiyaki, those Japanese cabbage pancakes. I should bust out my spiralizer and make this for breakfast one day soon!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Holy girl!! This breakfast pizza is unreal!! LOVE that flavour!
Michelle @ Hummingbird High
AH! You were in SF!!!? I live here now, you shoulda texted! Also, Mr. Holmes is great!!! Did you manage to get a cruffin?
I KNOW *cryyy* I only remembered when I got back to Houston!!
We missed out on the cruffins unfortunately, but pretty much everything we got was fabulous! I’m curious to hear what your favorite SF bakery will end up being after a few more months there…I think Tartine is still my #1!
Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous)
still need to get to mr holmes; i don’t live in the city, so it’s hard to motivate myself to get up that early (even if the pastries look really tasty!). i can wake up and make this pizza (it looks like a korean pancake!! which are amazing) whenever though, so that would probably happen before a mr holmes trek.
Oh I feel you. We got there right before noon and I was so worried they would be out of everything! They were out of cruffins, but we still got a box full of stuff. Anything with croissant dough is SO DELICIOUS–super flaky!! I’m normally meh on chocolate croissants, but theirs were super good.
And so true!! I hadn’t even thought about it but this totally does look like a Korean pancake! Happy pancake-ing and hope you get a chance to try Mr. Holmes soon!! 🙂