Raw Chef Alissa Cohen's Pizza Crust Recipe

Raw Chef Alissa Cohen's Pizza Crust Recipe
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Raw Greek Pizza

Tara Donne

Raw Greek Pizza

These crusts stay fresh for up to a week, making this pizza dough convenient to assemble any time of day. They are chewy and flavorful and make a perfect thin-crust pizza.

Click here to see Chef Alissa Cohen's Raw Greek Pizza recipe.

Adapted from "Raw Food For Everyone" by Alissa Cohen.


2 medium carrots

3 celery stalks

1/4 fennel bulb

2 garlic cloves

1/2 small red onion

4 jalapeño-stuffed green olives

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups flax meal


Put the carrots, celery, fennel, garlic, onion, olives, and tomatoes in food processor. Blend to a smooth consistency. Add the olive oil, parsley, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pulse to incorporate. Add the flax meal and pulse to create a spreadable but firm batter. Add up to ½ cup more flax meal if the dough is too wet.

Pour 8 to 10 ½-cup measures of batter onto Teflex-lined dehydrator racks. Use an offset spatula to spread the batter into rounds that are 6 inches in diameter and ¼- to ½- inch thick. Dehydrate for 8 hours. Remove the racks, turn the crusts over, peel off the Teflex sheets, and dehydrate for another 2 hours, until the crusts are firm but not too crisp.

Use as directed immediately in the pizza recipes or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 to 5 days.

Pizza Crust Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pizza Crust Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.