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Vegan Pizza with Turmeric Chickpea Crust and Cashew Cheese

Vegan Pizza with Turmeric Chickpea Crust and Cashew Cheese

Vegan Pizza with Turmeric Chickpea Crust and Cashew Cheese

A 100% plant-based, gluten-free pizza that’s super easy to make. Not to mention, it’s perfectly crisp and so beautiful! I am sure you will never order take-out pizzas again after trying this delcious recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 641kcal

Ingredients

Chickpea Flour Crust

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Cashew Cheese

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashew nuts (soaked for at least 1 hour)
  • 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast to taste
  • 1/2 small lime juice only
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • splash extra-virgin olive oil
  • splash water

Tomato sauce

  • 1-1.5 cup tomato sauce (I used homemade)

Toppings

  • bell pepper (capsicum, any color) sliced
  • red cabbage shredded
  • broccoli chopped
  • onion sliced
  • dried oregano to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C or 355F.
  • Mix chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt, pepper, and turmeric. Stir well until you get a smooth mixture. Unlike a regular pizza dough, the chickpea crust will be a rather liquid, yet a slightly firm, pourable mixture. Add a little bit more water if too dry or more chickpea flour f too wet.
  • With a spoon or spatula, evenly spread the mixture on baking paper or silicone baking mat in a 1/2 cm to 1cm (1/4 to 1/2 inch) thick layer. Sprinkle a bit of olive oil on the baking paper or silicone mat before you spread on the dough to avoid it to stick to the paper or mat.
  • Bake the crust into the oven for about 15 min until the edges are very lightly golden. Do not overbake!
  • Meanwhile, make the cashew cheese. Blend all ingredients in a blender and set aside.
  • Remove the crust from the oven. Spread it with the (homemade) tomato sauce and add the cashew cheese on top of the tomato sauce layer.
  • Top with your favorite veggies and put the pizza back into the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Or until the veggies are cooked.

Notes

To avoid more yucky chemicals in your life opt for homemade tomato sauce instead of buying a can. Make a big batch and freeze for later. Tomato sauce can be used in so many dishes. I made one with fresh tomatoes, garlic, celery, carrots, oregano, rosemary, bay leaves, black pepper, sea salt, and freshly chopped parsley.

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