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Low Carb Plant Based PIZZA!

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Low Carb Plant Based PIZZA!

Low Carb Plant Based Pizza!!

 

This pizza is a staple in our low-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and meat-free household. It's one of our favorites for a weekend meal, since it does take a bit of effort to prepare and has several elements to it. So, let's get started! 

Before making the Pizza Base - 

  • Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews in warm water

First  - The Pizza Base

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 eggs (we use pasture-raised organic eggs, can be replaced with flax/chia eggs)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • If making the pizza on a baking sheet - make sure the surface that you're making this pizza on is properly greased and dusted with flour (we use extra coconut flour for this) to help lift the pizza off the baking sheet
  • First, pulse up the cauliflower in a food processor until it's totally pureed
  • Steam the cauliflower in a double boiler set over a pot of boiling water, for about 5 minutes. It should be well heated through
  • Then, whip out that nut milk bag (cheesecloth will work as well) and squeeze out the excess water from the cauliflower
  • In a large bowl, mix the newly squeezed cauliflower with the remaining ingredients, until smooth
  • Press onto a baking sheet/pizza stone/anything else you have until it's about 1/3-1/4 inch thick. Too thin and it will stick to the baking sheet! Bake for about 30 minutes

Next - The Cheese Sauce

While your pizza is busy baking, make this cheese-less Cheese Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes (preferably soaking while you're making that magical pizza base)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (we're sensing a theme here...)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup non-dairy milk - adjust to your personal preference! 

Directions:

  • Blitz everything in a blender until it's nice and smooth, adding in the milk as you see fit. I like a thicker sauce, so we add just about 1/4 cup of milk.

Finally - The Assembly

Our favorite additions are:

  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Peppers

Assemble your veggies on the pizza base as you see fit.

Drizzle the cheese sauce over the entire assembled pizza, as much or as little as you'd like, and indulge! 

This is a really filling meal, so be warned! It can easily feed 4 people.

 

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