Hummus Pizza with Cashew Cheese

Hummus Pizza with Cashew Cheese
ingredients
all
1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbs active dry yeast
1 Tbs raw honey
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs egg white
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup almond flour
3/4 cup tapioca starch
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 lb chickpeas
soaked overnight
1/3 cup almond butter
1 clove garlic
1 lemon
juiced
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp sea salt
more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
freshly ground and more to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup raw cashews
soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight
2 Tbs hot sauce
3 Tbs nutritional yeast
1/2 Tbs mustard
1 Tbs tamari
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp sea salt
or to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
or to taste
filtered water
to blend until desired consistency
1 Tbs olive oil
1 onion
saute sliced
3 cloves garlic
minced
1 medium bell pepper
sliced
mushrooms
chopped, 0.5 cup
spinach
chopped, 1 cup
sea salt
to taste
black pepper
to taste
cookware
This recipe contains nutrients that support mental health such as complex carbohydrates in the pizza dough, omega-3 fatty acids acids in olive oil, quality protein in chickpeas, folate in spinach and antioxidants in cashews and spices.
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DOUGH
2
Warm the bowl of your stand mixer by running under hot water. Add the warm water, yeast and honey, and whisk to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes. It will get foamy and active.
3
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, egg white, and apple cider vinegar.
4
In a medium bowl, whisk almond flour, tapioca starch, and sea salt.
5
Once the yeast is foamy, add the wet and dry ingredients to the bowl and mix on medium high for 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl once to make sure it’s all incorporated.
6
Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula again to gather the dough together. It will NOT look like the dough you remember, it is much wetter. Use the spatula to get it into as much of a ball as possible.
7
Cover the bowl with a tea towel and set in a warm (but not hot) place. Allow it to sit for 75-90 minutes.
8
After 75 minutes, check the dough to see if it’s risen. It won’t rise as dramatically as a conventional dough would, but it will have changed, and become aerated, and a bit larger. If this has happened, turn your oven on to 500 and if using a pizza stone, place it in the oven to to heat up while the oven warms.
9
Lightly oil a sheet of parchment paper and turn the dough out onto it.
10
With oiled hands, gently flatten out the pizza dough into a 9-10″ circle.
11
Carefully transfer the parchment with the dough onto the pizza stone or sheet pan.
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Bake at 500 in the lower 1/3 of your oven for 6-8 minutes, or until it’s starting to brown at the edges. Set aside. Do not turn off the oven.
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HUMMUS
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Drain soaked chickpeas. In a food processor or vitamix blender, put chickpeas, almond butter, garlic, lemon, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Pulse until mixed.
15
Slowly add olive oil while the pulsing until you get the right consistency - spreadable and not too thick nor runny. Set aside.
16
CASHEW CHEESE
17
Drain soaked cashews. In a food processor, add cashews, hot sauce, nutritional yeast, mustard, tamari, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper. Pulse until evenly mixed.
18
Add filtered water until you get the right consistency - paste like. Set aside.
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TOPPINGS
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In a medium skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes until fragrant.
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Add bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add spinach and cook for another minute until slightly wilted. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
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ASSEMBLY.
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On the pizza dough, spread hummus evenly. Top with prepared toppings: onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and spinach.
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Put cashew cheese in a squeeze bottle and squeeze around top of pizza.
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Put back in the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes.
source: NY Style Paleo Pizza Crust from Simone Miller, zenbellycatering.com
notes
Balancing Diet
Allergen: bell pepper, cashews, almonds, soy, egg