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February 27, 2018

Cauli-colorful Vegan Pizza

Give your classic comfort food a healthy makeover with this nutritious plant-based healthy pizza recipe! Say NO to boring bland meals! This recipe is vegan, gluten-free and low in calories.

1. CRUST

Ingredients

  • Half a head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Method

  • Chop the cauliflower into small florets and steam till you can just pierce with a fork, then let cool.
  • Add cauliflower to a food processor till fine, then transfer to a nut milk bag or place in fine cheesecloth, and gently press out all of the excess water.
  • Meanwhile, add the 6 tablespoons water to the flax meal in a small bowl and let stand for 5 minutes (this is your egg replacer).
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and use your hands to work them together into a dough.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes to allow flax and chickpea flour to absorb any remaining water.
  • Line a pizza tray with baking paper, and press dough evenly over the surface.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

2. MARINARA DRESSING

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 date
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (preferably soaked in olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper

Method

  • Simply blend all ingredients together.

3. VEGAN RICOTTA CHEESE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds (soaked at least 1 hour)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Juice 1/2 lemon

Method

  • Blend almonds and water
  • Strain through nut milk bag. Save the milk for other uses and keep the almond pulp in a bowl.
  • Add salt, lemon juice and black pepper to almond pulp and combine well.

4. ASSEMBLING THE PIZZA

  • Top the cauliflower pizza crust with marinara and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Add ruccola leaves, olives and ricotta.

Dig in and enjoy the healthy pizza!

Author: Tatiana Abou Assi from Health & Yum

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