Monday, July 20, 2009

Pesto Pizza



I've been craving pizza lately, so I decided to attempt to make my own vegan version. I was nervous at first because I was completely experimenting with something I've never really tried before, but it actually turned out to be really yummy!

ingredients
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup & a tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp pine nuts
thin pita shells
artichoke hearts
asparagus
tofu "chicken" slices
bragg seasoning
cumin
tumeric
brown sugar
1 cup chopped spinach

1. To make the pesto sauce, simply throw the basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and pine nuts into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Cook the "chicken" lightly in a frying pan with the bragg seasoning, cumin, tumeric and brown sugar.

3. Spread the pesto sauce evenly over the pita shells. Add the "chicken", asparagus, and artichoke. Sprinkle the spinach on top as if it were cheese.

4. Bake in the oven at 350 until the pita's are crispy and brown, around ten minutes.

2 comments:

Noir said...

This looks great! I'm going to the market now to get the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!

/deadlydoll from lj

mewfish said...

let me know how it turns out! :)