Pizza is an Italian dish savored all over the world. It is typically made with a flat unleavened dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and other ingredients, then baked in an oven at a high temperature. It is truly a filling dish but can be too high in oils, fats, and processed ingredients.
With this raw vegan recipe, everyone can enjoy a pizza bite made only from raw organic ingredients. No added oil, fat or dairy, just pure goodness in every bite. Thinly sliced zucchini is used instead of a baked crust. It is then topped with a blended tomato-based sauce and grated cheese made from nuts and seeds. The best thing about this raw pizza is that you can top it with any herb or vegetable you want. Having a party? Simply, cut the zucchini crust into bite-sized pieces so your guests can conveniently enjoy the raw vegan pizza bites.
This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make. Serves 4.
• 2 tbsp hemp seeds
• 2 tbsp cashew nuts
• 1 cup of sundried tomatoes
• 1 tbsp rosemary
• 1 tbsp thyme
• 4 basil leaves
• ⅓ cup of sliced strawberries
• ⅔ cups of chopped fresh tomatoes
• 2 scallions
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 4 long thin slices of zucchini
• 1 cup of chopped arugula
• 1 tbsp thyme
To make the cheese topping, put hemp seeds and cashew nuts in a blender.
Blend until everything is crumbled up.
Put cheese topping in a small bowl and set aside.
To make the sauce, put sundried tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, basil, strawberries, fresh tomatoes, scallions, and lemon juice in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
To assemble the pizza bites, generously spread about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sauce on each zucchini slices.
Sprinkle half a tablespoon of the cheese topping on top of the sauce.
Finally, sprinkle chopped arugula and thyme on top.
Ideas And Tips:
• Aside from cashew nuts, you can use pine nuts, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pistachio nuts, pecan nuts or Brazil nuts.
• The consistency of the cheese topping is parmesan-like. If you want a creamy cheese topping, soak the cashew nuts in water overnight. Drain and wash the cashew nuts before putting them in the blender. You can add a little water if the cheese mixture is too dry.
• Aside from zucchini, you can use cucumber, carrot, turnip, white radish, jicama, beet or turnip.
• You can use other toppings like lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, watercress or bean sprouts.
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