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Vegan Pizza with Basil Pesto


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When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore...
— Dean Martin

Hello Beauties! I am more than happy to report that my countless efforts of trying to create a vegan pizza are finally crowned with success.It's a huge deal to me since giving up pizza was the hardest thing  for me when I went vegan. And making a delicious vegan pizza turned out to be not so easy as I thought... Until now! Because this baby right here is to die for! Seriously,  you won't even notice that there is no cheese. I know that it looks simple and ordinary but trust me, when you try it you'll change your mind. 

{Low Fat}              {WHOLE WHEAT}           {Low sodium}


Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 700 grams of white flour
  • 300 grams of whole-wheat flour
  • 500 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp. Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 pack dry yeast (12 grams)

For the Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste (organic if possible)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. water
  • pinch of Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of dry basil
  • pinch of dry oregano 

For the Topping:

  • mushrooms (fresh or frozen)
  • red bell peppers
  • sweet corn kernels (frozen) 
  • Vegan Basil Pesto

Optional Topping:

  • black olives
  • fresh tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves 
  • dry oregano or dry savory 

Instructions:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients for the dough (white and whole-wheat flour, dry yeast and salt into a large mixing bowl.  Make a small well in the middle of the mixture, and then add the olive oil and the water. Use a spoon to stir until well combined. Remove the mixture from the bowl and start kneading with your hands. Add more flour if needed to achieve a non-sticky elastic dough.
  2.  When the dough is ready place it in a slightly greased bowl, cover it with kitchen towel and let it rise for 1 hour at room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile combine all of the ingredients for the tomato sauce in a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. When the dough is ready divide it into 8 pieces. Roll them in a balls, wrap each of them in plastic foil and freeze the remaining for another batch.
  5.  On a flour – dusted surface, take a piece of the dough and roll it out into a rough circle about 0,5 cm thick.  When ready place your pizza on a baking paper.
  6.  Spread the tomato sauce out to the edges. Add the toppings and sprinkle the Vegan Basil Pesto on the top.
  7. Place the pizza in a preheated oven (250 C) and cook for 8 – 12 minutes until golden and crispy.
  8. When you remove it from the oven sprinkle fresh basil leaves on the top and dry oregano.  You can also add sliced black olives and fresh tomatoes.  

 

Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza
Vegan Pizza

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