Think pizza has to contain cheese or a tomato sauce? Think again. This thai-inspired pizza is the perfect dish to make for your friends to prove that vegan pizza is AMAZING.
I should know- we eat a lot of pizza around here. As BLs favorite meal, we have it on the menu at least 2-3X per month. I too am a pizza lover but sometimes get sick of the same ol’ vegetable toppings. Inspired by my favorite salad*, I decided to make that into a flatbread/pizza that can be used as an appetizer or main dish.
*Try my yummy Thai Kale salad! Take all the ingredients below minus the pizza dough and wonton strips. Add a bit of fresh orange juice to the dressing and toss with the vegetables.
Taste of Thai Pie
Spicy Peanut Sauce, below
2 cups kale, shredded or finely chopped
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup mushrooms
3 tbsp. cilantro
2 scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup wonton strips
Pizza dough- prepared or purchased
2 tsp. olive oil
Spicy Peanut Sauce:
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 medium lime, zested and juiced
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 ” piece fresh ginger
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper.
Place above ingredients into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and sauce-like.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spread the pizza dough onto a pizza stone or baking sheet.
Combine the kale, carrots, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Toss with the oil and salt/pepper. Massage (with clean hands!) the salad with your fingers and let soften for 5 minutes. Prepare the peanut sauce and spread over the entire dough.
Pour the vegetables onto the prepared dough and spread out to cover the sauce. Bake for ~20 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven, top with finely chopped cilantro, scallions, wonton strips and red pepper (optional).
What’s your favorite pizza topping? Any pizza creations you would like to see?