Veggie Pizza with Cashew Cheese
Indulge in a homemade Veggie Pizza with Cashew Cheese—a delicious plant-based twist on a classic favorite. With a preparation time of 45 minutes, this pizza features a crispy crust, flavorful cashew cheese, and a medley of colorful vegetables.
Cashews provide a creamy and dairy-free cheese alternative, offering healthy fats and minerals. The assortment of vegetables on the pizza provides a variety of vitamins, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.
• 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
• 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
• 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1/4 cup water
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 cup tomato sauce or marinara sauce
• Assorted vegetables (such as bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and spinach)
• Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
HOW TO MAKE IT
1) Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the pizza dough package or according to your homemade dough recipe.
2) In a blender, combine the soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, water, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy, adjusting the consistency with more water if needed.
3) Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness. Transfer the dough onto a pizza stone or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4) Spread a layer of tomato sauce or marinara sauce evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
5) Drizzle the cashew cheese sauce over the sauce, spreading it out with a spoon or spatula.
6) Arrange your favorite vegetables on top of the sauce and cheese. Consider using sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.
7) Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake according to the instructions provided with your pizza dough, typically around 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and crisp.
8) Once baked, remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for added freshness and aroma.
9) Slice the Veggie Pizza with Cashew Cheese into desired portions and serve hot. Enjoy this plant-based pizza loaded with colorful vegetables and creamy cashew cheese.