I am having a hard time naming this “experiment”. Although, I am not 100% vegan because I do eat fish, I do not consume eggs or dairy of any kind. And in most cases most vegetarians do. Regardless of it’s name it is still a challenge to get in the kitchen and create healthy meals that make you proud to be a VEGGIE!
I had many requests for food all across the board. No worries, I promise to get to it all. I am starting with the requests with the most demand and that food item was…
Pizza! Yes, believe it or not I received emails, tweets and pokes asking me to make a simple vegan pizza. Makes sense right? How do you make pizza without real cheese. Easy my friends.
*** For the sake of making this recipe simple and quick I did not make my own dough, but if ambitious enough you can.
Pizza: (basically any items you want on top of your pizza)
1 red onion
1/2 cup spinich
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
1 package Daiya Cheese (Mozzarella)
Optional: Vegan Sausage
1/2 bunch fresh basil
3/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts, raw
2 lemons, juiced
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
5 garlic cloves
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp vegan Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 cup Italian parsley
To start you will want to make your pesto sauce. Combine all ingredients in a vitamix, food processor or blender. (you will want a strong blender since you will be grinding nuts). Blend until smooth/creamy.
Spread pesto sauce on the wheat flatbread. Cover pesto sauce with vegan mozzarella cheese, sprinkle vegan parmesan on top.
Cut veggies into bite size pieces to cover your pizza with. Add them on top of the cheese covered flatbreads.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
And the finished product…. the family couldn’t wait for the snapshot so I was only able to capture one pizza and this particular pie had vegan sausage added to it.
** Please email me, comment below, or send me a tweet if you have any questions on any of my recipes on my blog! Look forward to hearing from you.