Pesto Pizza

Bord Bia estimates that now 8% of the Irish population are vegetarian, 2% are vegan and a whole lot more are flexitarian. We’ve been thinking about vegan pizza ideas for a while now and I came across this very delicious one by Sarah @wellandfull who shares plant based recipes. What drew me to this pizza was the homemade pesto. I’m a sucker for it. Love the fresh taste it gives but I find basil can be expensive.

This recipe replaces basil with mixed salad leaves and it’s basically the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted. Sarah’s pizza uses homemade cashew cheese, (which I will attempt to make one day!), but for my take on the recipe I have used Violife Vegan cheese that I picked up in my local Tesco. If anyone out there has suggestions for vegan cheese for pizza please please get in touch!!!

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Ingredients -

Pesto -

  • 1 small shallot

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 3 cups mixed leaves

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until you get a slightly chunky pesto. Place in a bowl.

Pizza -

Pizza da Piero pizza base

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pack of Violife grated vegan cheese (or any vegan cheese suitable for pizzas)

Handful of mixed leaves

Method -

1 - Heat oven to highest temperature

2 - Spread about a tablespoon of Oil on your pizza base

3- Layer the base with the pesto

4 - Top with cheese

5 - Bake in oven for 3-5 minutes.

6 - Top with mixed leaves to serve

Slice and enjoy.

There you go, the most simple and tasty vegan pizza there is!

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