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Vegan pizza

 

SERVINGS: 1

INGREDIENTS

Crust

  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds +  3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds + 4 tbsp water
  • 1/4 oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower (about 1/2 head)

Tomato sauce

  • 7 small peeled tomatoes each one cut in 4 pieces
  • 1/3 small yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Vegan cheese

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 tbsp lemon concentrate
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt
  • a pinch of pepper

Toppings

  • 1 white mushroom sliced
  • 5 or 6 thin slices of zucchini
  • 4 Cherry tomatoes cut lengthwise
  • a couple of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dry basil leaves

METHOD

Line a baking tray covered with parchment paper, and set aside. Preheat oven at 450ºF. In a small cup, put the flaxseeds with the water and, in another cup, put the chia seeds with the water, and set aside for 30 minutes. Break the cauliflower into florets, put them in a blender and blend until the cauliflower has a rice-like consistency. Place the cauliflower rice in a clean dish towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much water as possible (you want it as dry as possible).

In a bowl, mix the oat flour, salt, garlic powder, basil, and nutritional yeast. Then, add the riced cauliflower and mix again. Finally, add the flaxseeds and chia seeds and mix well. On the baking tray, spread out the dough and form the pizza shape you want. Put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes. While the crust is cooking, make the tomato sauce and vegan cheese.

For the tomato sauce, preheat a pan over medium heat with a tbsp of avocado oil. Add the tomatoes, yellow onion (previously cut in thin slices), and the garlic clove (previously cut in 3 slices). Let it cook for about 15 minutes. Then, put everything in a blender, add a tbsp of olive oil, and blend until smooth.

For the vegan cheese, put all the ingredients in a blender with 3 tbsp of water and blend. You might have to add more water gradually until the “cheese” becomes a smooth, thick paste.

Remove the pizza crust from the oven and add the tomato sauce, vegan cheese, and toppings (except for the fresh basil leaves). Put the pizza back in the oven for about 8-10 minutes.

Finally, remove the pizza from the oven and add a couple of fresh basil leaves.

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