Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recipe Redux: Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza

Something I love about Recipe Redux is that, besides getting me to post on da blog, it also challenges me to get creative in the kitchen. This month's theme was pizza--something that has never been made in my kitchen. My mom used to make an amazing spinach deepcrust pizza, but I'm very much of the camp that pizza is better just eaten out and enjoyed. I prefer my crust super thin and made in a woodfired oven. Loaded with veggies, sans cheese. BUT i'd heard marvelous things about Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza mix, and decided to risk it and make pizza myself. I added in a bean puree under the sauce for a little extra protein, and kept it dairy-free. It made a great dinner/future lunches paired with a spinach salad. Delicious, filling and pretty healthy!

Pizza (gluten-free, vegan)

  1. Make pizza crust according to directions on mix.
  2. If your mushrooms and garlic arn't sliced and diced yet, get on that
  3. Sautee garlic in olive oil
  4. Puree garlic, beans, basil and salt in a food processor
  5. Spread bean puree on pizza crust
  6. top with pizza sauce. (if you've never had Rao's pasta or pizza sauce--DO IT NOW. It's expensive but holy yum)
  7. Cover with Daiya cheese and mushrooms
  8. Bake (according to directions)
  9. Eat with your favorite salad!
Eat the pizza. ditch the diet. and join me in celebrating Healthy Weight Week in 2014! (sign the declaration of independance from diets ASAP).

Note: None of these companies gave me free product or paid to be listed here. I just really really love them.

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6 comments:

Carlene Thomas RD said...

We eat a lot of pizza. A lot. But I have yet to use this mix!!! It looks awesome.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

So looks like the Bob's Red Mill mix was a hit?? Your mom's pizza sounds awesome too :)

Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com said...

Thanks for bringing a vegan pizza to the party! High five!

Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff said...

I need to try this pizza mix! I always make my own whole wheat crust but I think I'm sensitive to it so I'm going gluten free for awhile. I don't like a super thin crust though. How would you say the thickness is?

jillconyers said...

I've been experimenting with gf pizza crusts and you've convinced me to try Bob's.

quincy Leah said...

The addition of bean puree sounds great! I'm definitely trying this