Raw-Vegan White Pizza

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Served with lemons and topped off with some nutritional yeast.

My family and I spent a couple of months in the Riviera Maya and was pleasantly surprised at how VEGAN-FRIENDLY the area was.  There were lots of vegan restaurants and vegan-friendly stores.  Out of all the restaurants/stores, I would have to say that my favorite was this restaurant called VEGAN PLANET.  It is nice looking, it is  in a good area, it is very clean, and most importantly, their food was amazing!

We visited Vegan Planet a couple of times and ordered LOTS of food.  I was not at all disappointed by anything.  Everything we ordered was freshly made, delicious, and pretty healthy!

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This raw-vegan chocolate brownie topped off with raw-vegan ice cream at VEGAN PLANET was ridiculously delicious! Fluffy, chocolaty, and melt-in-your-mouth awesome!

My favorite dish there would have to be their RAW VEGAN WHITE PIZZA!  It was tangy, flavorful, filling, healthy, awesome, etc.  (you get the point).  It was very good!  And, ever since we left Mexico, I have been really craving it.  So I decided to try to replicate it for myself and so that I can share it with you all.

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Raw-vegan pizza from one of my favorite restaurants on the planet, VEGAN PLANET in Cancun, Mexico.
(with macadamia nut “cheese”)

Okay, so here is what I came up with.  It isn’t EXACTLY like the Vegan Planet’s “pizza”, but it tastes pretty close.

My daughter and I are pretty addicted to these things right now.

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White Sauce:

  • Juice of 1.5 lemons
  • 1/2 cup of raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4  teaspoons of dried basil
  • 1.5 teaspoons of dried parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a pinch of thyme
  • salt to taste

Directions:  Throw everything in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Macadamia Nut “Cheese”

  • 1 cup of raw macadamia nuts
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh oregano (chopped) 
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2.5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 4 tablespoons of raw kombucha
  • salt to taste

Directions:  Throw everything in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth.  Place in a container, cover and let it ferment overnight.

Pizza Crust:

  • 2 cups of mixed raw nuts (I used 1/4 cup sunflower, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup cashews, and 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup of ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of basil
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of Organic No-Salt Seasoning (for added flavor)  optional
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • sea salt to taste

I got the recipe for the crust from The Rawtarian’s webpage (http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-pizza-crust-recipe), I just added a few things here and there.

Directions:

  1. Place all dried ingredients in your food processor and blend until you make a “flour”.
  2. Add water.
  3. Mix together.
  4. Make little “dough” balls.
  5. Place the dough balls in between 2 parchment papers and smash with a plate to make a “disc” (refer to picture below).
  6. Dehydrate on high (150 degrees) for 1.5 hours.
  7. Dehydrate for another 7 to 10 hours.
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My daughter helping me make the the crusts.

After your “cheese” has fermented overnight and your crust has dehydrated, you are now ready to make your pizza!

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This is how they looked like before I sprinkled the nutritional yeast over them.

  1. Spread white sauce on to the crust.
  2. Add whatever fruits/veggies you want (today I used tomatoes, avocado, arugula, and onions).
  3. Top it off with the macadamia nut cheese.
  4. Sprinkle your pizza with nutritional yeast (optional).

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