Saturday, May 10, 2008

Raw Raw Raw for Pizza Pizza Pizza

Tomato, Basil, and Ricotta Pizza
from Mathew Kenney’s, everydayraw

Gibbs Smith, Publisher
photo by: Miha Matei

I don't know if anyone ever gets tired of pizza. Here's one from a recent book the nice folks over at Gibbs Smith Publishing sent to us for review.

1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tablespoons flax meal
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 1/3 cups roughly chopped yellow squash
1 cup walnuts, soaked 8 –10 hours
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons agave
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch black pepper

1 1/3 cups seeded and chopped tomatoes
1 1/3 cups sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 15 – 20 minutes\
1/3 cup soaking liquid from sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 teaspoon sea salt
Black peeper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


Place flax meal, basil, and oregano in a medium bowl;set aside. Put remaining ingredients n a food processor and process until smooth. Add processed ingredients to bowl with flax meal and stir until well combined. spread on Teflex sheet in desired shape to 1/2 inch thickness. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 24-36 hours, until almost completely dry but still a bit pliable. The crust will shrink a lot while dehydrating.

Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix or food processor until smooth
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon agave

1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked 2 hours
3/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup water
1/4 shallot, peeled
1/4 clove garlic
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch cayenne

2 1/2 cups packed fresh spinach or arugula
Olive oil
Sea salt
Black pepper
4 tomatoes, quartered and sliced
Basil leaves, for garnish

Blend ingredients in Vita-Mix until smooth and creamy.

In a large bowl, toss spinach or arugula with enough olive oil to cover, and salt and pepper. In another bowl, toss tomatoes with enough olive oil to cover, and salt and pepper. spread tomato slices on Teflex dehydrator sheets; dehydrate 1-2 hours at 115 degrees. Remove and allow to cool.
To assemble the pizza, spread the sauce on the Herb Crust, top with Macadamia Mozzarella, then marinated spinach or arugula, and dehydrated tomato slices. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. YIELD 1 PIZZA.


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Ryan O'Vineyards said...

That looks absolutely delicious. I will put it in the queue for a raw pizza sandwich. And it's already vegan!

Anonymous said...

I am curious as to what I am suppose to do eith the part that says "Sauce" that has the dried basil, fresh oregano, and agave. Anyone know?