There are so many things you can do with roasted vegetables, and one tasty way to get in your daily servings of veggies is by putting them on a pizza. But an important thing to think about when roasting vegetables is what kind of oil to use. Olive oil isn't usually the best choice for roasting, as it has a low smoke point, and can quickly burn and make your food unhealthy.
When roasting, you want to use an oil with a high smoke point, and one great option is algae oil. You may not have heard of it, but algae oil is definitely one of those under-the-radar foods that people need to know about. That's why I paired up with Thrive Culinary Algae Oil to help you learn about this awesome type of oil and how you can use it. Here are some key facts about algae oil:
- It has a high smoke point (485 F), making it great for roasting or things like stir fries
- It has the highest percentage of monounsaturated fat (the good fat), which can help maintain heart health
- It has the lowest percentage of saturated fat
- It tastes good! It has a mild flavor, which makes it extremely versatile
It may not be the oil you're used to using, but it's definitely worth giving it a shot, especially when it comes to roasting. It can also be used for things like salad dressing as well.
This flatbread pizza is made with brussels sprouts cooked in Thrive Culinary Algae Oil along with onions, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar. You'll have to stop yourself from eating the whole thing!
- 1 large pita bread
- 2 tablespoons Thrive Culinary Algae Oil, divided
- 1/3-1/2 cup goat cheese
- 3/4 cup chopped white onion
- 1 1/2 cups shaved brussels sprouts
- Balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Brush the pita bread with 1 tablespoon Thrive Culinary Algae Oil. Spread the goat cheese on top of the pita evenly, leaving about an inch for the crust.
3. Heat up remaining 1 tablespoon of Thrive Culinary Algae Oil on medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 1 minute. Then add the brussels sprouts, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the brussels sprouts and onion mixture on top of the pita. Spread evenly. Transfer to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and let cool for a few minutes. Enjoy warm!
Thanks to Thrive Culinary Algae Oil for sponsoring this post!