Japanese Pizza

Healthy food can be absolutely delicious! This recipe includes a good dose of cabbage, a cancer fighting cruciferous vegetable, and is a slightly modified version of the wonderful original Japanese Pizza recipe by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks



2 cups of cabbage, sliced thin
2 cup of leeks, sliced thin and cleaned well to remove any grit
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2/3 cup of quinoa or brown rice flour
2 eggs, beaten (DHA, organic eggs would be ideal)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp tamari
Canola oil for frying (Canola oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil)


Combine the cabbage, leeks, sesame seeds and flour in a bowl and mix until everything is well combined. In a separate bowl blend the eggs, sesame oil and tamari. Combine the vegetables with the egg mixture and blend well. In a large frying pan, heat the canola oil and then add the mixture to the pan, pressing it down with a spatula to spread it out evenly on the pan, in the form of a pancake. Continue to press down to flatten and fry for 4 to 5 minutes. In order to fry the pizza on the other side, slide the pizza onto a large plate. Hold the frying pan upside down above the raw side, and then holding the pan firmly, flip the plate over so that the raw side lands on the hot frying pan. Continue to press down on the pizza with a spatula and cook another 3 to 5 minutes or until golden. Serve right away.

Heidi recommends serving this with chives and chopped almonds. You can also use scallions. I also tried it with a quick spicy mustard sauce I made. It was basically 2 tbsp of hot mustard, a dash of sesame oil ad a couple of dashes of tamari.

Enjoy ~

Photo credit: Heidi Swanson