HEALTHY SPELT PIZZA

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Healthy Spelt Pizza with Homemade Tomato Sauce & Cashew Garlic Sauce

What do you think about the idea of pizza with asparagus? I must say I really liked it, however, I missed olives and onions, so I added them later, lol. And if you read the recipe I am not even including asparagus, because I know everyone has their favorite toppings. This recipe is mainly for HEALTHY SPELT PIZZA.

Nevertheless, if you do like to try, I suggest to steam the asparagus for couple of minutes first. Cool them down by placing them on few ice cubes and wait few minutes. You may brush them lightly with oil, add pink salt and arrange them on top of the pizza. If you have fresh basil, you can mix in some in the tomato sauce or just sprinkle some on top. You can also use dried basil if you like.

I also hope you are going to try the cashew sauce, because that is what makes this pizza really zesty!!! I mean you can also use Daiya Cheese which I love, however, homemade is always healthier. Specially, since I am focusing on totally healthy pizza, made from scratch with whole plant-based ingredients.

The truth is, that it is also very easy to make. And if you are busy during the week, you can make extra pizza dough over the weekend and freeze it. During the week you can just move it from the freezer to a refrigerator and it will be ready for dinner when you come home.

However, you can also try my older SPELT PIZZA recipe, which is even easier. Or if you prefer gluten free you may like BUCKWHEAT PIZZA. They are both delicious and very healthy.

Anyway, I hope you like the idea of making your own healthy pizza and you will give it a try. Also, if you have any suggestions or questions, I would love to hear from you. Thank you for visiting!

HEALTHY SPELT PIZZA

Healthy Spelt Pizza with Homemade Tomato Sauce & Cashew Garlic Sauce
Vegan– Cholesterol Free
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Keyword: helathy pizza, pizza recipe, plant based pizza, spelt pizza, vegan pizza, vegan pizza recipe
Yield: 6
Author: Lena Novak – Lena’s Vegan Living

Equipment

  • Food processor, stand mixer, brush, parchment paper, rolling pin.

Materials

  • 2 cups whole grain spelt flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp Active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 Your favorite pizza toppings
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 3 tbsp oil olive oil or oil of your choice
  • PIZZA TOMATO SAUCE
  • 1 cup of sun dried tomatoes (oil free) soaked for 15minutes in 1 ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Blend all in a food processor until smooth.
  • CASHEW GARLIC SAUCE
  • 1 cup of cashews soaked for 6 hours and rinsed
  • 1 cup of water
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Blend all in a food processor until smooth

Instructions

  • In the bowl, mix 1tsp of flour with water and sprinkle with yeast. Let it activate for 10 minutes.
  • When ready, add oil with salt and mix.
  • Gradually keep adding half a cup of flour at the time while mixing, whether by hand or stand mixer until you get shape a ball. If it is too sticky, you may add little bit more flour.
  • Kneed for 5 minutes and form a ball.
  • Transfer to a greased large bowl, cover with towel and place it to a warm place for the dough to rise double size.
  • When ready, preheat the oven to 450F° (230C°).
  • Place the dough on your floured work surface and kneel for 5 minutes until it becomes firm.
  • You can stretch the dough gradually with your fingers like I did, or you can roll it out with a rolling pin into 12inch diam circle.
  • Transfer onto a pizza pan or baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Lightly brush with oil and pierce with fork few times to prevent bubbling.
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • When ready, apply tomato sauce and your favorite toppings and bake for 15minutes longer.

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