Vegan pizza with cashew cheese
This is one of my go to recipes when I am really craving some nice pizza and cheese even (it mostly happens on a hangover day, oh yes vegans get hungover). This pizza is so nice and comforting without using dairy or any animal products. Also it’s really quick and easy to prepare.
Dough and topping ingredients:
- Vegan pizza dough (most is vegan anyway, you can get that in most supermarkets)
- Tomato paste
- 1/2 red onions (or any onion)
- 1 large tomato
- A couple of brown mushrooms
- Grilled artichokes
- Olive oil
Vegan cheese ingredients:
- 2 handfuls of cashew nuts
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
- Sea salt (or any salt but it tastes best with sea salt)
- Dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 180C.
For the vegan cheese put two handfuls of cashews (depending on your blender you might have to increase the quantity a bit for it to blend properly) into a small blender, add all other cheese ingredients and a bit of water - make sure you add just enough for it to become a smooth but thick paste. You might have to start with less water and add more water gradually. Blend until you have a smooth paste - you might have to add more salt (cashews are salt hungry) and more nutritional yeast for a cheesier taste. Set aside.
Take the vegan pizza dough, and spread tomato paste on it (cover it well), sprinkle a little bit of olive oil, some garlic/garlic powder and some oregano. Then add the vegan cheese to the topping. Slice tomatoes mushrooms and artichokes, cut onions into rings and add to the pizza.
Bake on a baking sheet or pizza tray for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve with a nice green salad.
Check out my other recipe and video of vegan cashew cheese pizza with mushrooms, green peppers and olives here.