Vegan Pizza Margherita

Posted by Nikki N
17/09/2017

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Preparation Time : 15-20 mins

Cooking Time : 30-45 mins

Serves : 1

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Dinner

Ingredients :

 

    For the Pizza Crust

    500g/17.5oz cauliflower florets
    20g/0.75oz flax meal
    62.5ml/2fl oz water
    50g/2oz rolled oats (gluten-free optional)
    1 tsp. dried rosemary
    ¼ tsp. garlic powder
    ½ tsp. salt

    For the Mozzarella Cheese

    85g/3oz raw cashew nuts
    250ml/8.5fl oz water
    15g/0.5oz tapioca starch
    1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
    1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¼ tsp. garlic powder

    For the Marinara Sauce

    1 tbsp. olive oil
    20g/0.75oz garlic, finely chopped
    400g/14oz can crushed tomatoes
    1 tsp. red pepper flakes
    2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    1 tsp. maple syrup
    1 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. pepper

    Toppings

    70g/2.5oz cherry tomatoes
    20g/0.75oz basil leaves


Method :
  1. Make the Pizza Crust
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together flaxmeal and water in a bowl. Leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Steam cauliflower until fall-apart tender. Let it cool then squeeze out as much of the moisture through a fine cheesecloth.
  5. Grind rolled oats, dried rosemary, garlic powder, and salt in a food processor to a flour-like texture.
  6. Combine the pressed cauliflower and flaxmeal mixture. Stir well.
  7. Stir in the oat mixture.
  8. Form a ball and put it on top of the lined baking sheet.
  9. Press it down to a circle. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on top and roll it flat to about ¼ inch thick using a rolling pin.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes at 230C/450F.
  11. Make the Mozzarella Cheese
  12. Boil the cashews for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain.
  13. Puree the boiled cashew and all remaining ingredients in a blender.
  14. Pour this puree to a saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continously.
  15. Make the Marinara Sauce
  16. Sautee garlic in olive oil.
  17. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
  18. Puree in a blender.
  19. Assemble the Pizza
  20. Spread marinara sauce over pizza crust.
  21. Top with “mozzarella cheese.”
  22. Add sliced tomatoes.
  23. Bake for 8 minutes at 230/C/450F.
  24. Top with fresh basil leaves.

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