MyNutriCounter / Vegan Pizza Margherita



For the Pizza Crust

500g/17.5oz cauliflower florets

20g/0.75oz flax meal

62.5ml/2fl oz water

50g/2oz rolled oats (gluten-free optional)

1 tsp. dried rosemary

¼ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. salt

For the Mozzarella Cheese

85g/3oz raw cashew nuts

250ml/8.5fl oz water

15g/0.5oz tapioca starch

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. garlic powder

For the Marinara Sauce

1 tbsp. olive oil

20g/0.75oz garlic, finely chopped

400g/14oz can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper


70g/2.5oz cherry tomatoes

20g/0.75oz basil leaves


Make the Pizza Crust

1.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.Whisk together flaxmeal and water in a bowl. Leave for 5 minutes.

3.Steam cauliflower until fall-apart tender. Let it cool then squeeze out as much of the moisture through a fine cheesecloth.

4.Grind rolled oats, dried rosemary, garlic powder, and salt in a food processor to a flour-like texture.

5.Combine the pressed cauliflower and flaxmeal mixture. Stir well.

6.Stir in the oat mixture.

7.Form a ball and put it on top of the lined baking sheet.

8.Press it down to a circle. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on top and roll it flat to about ¼ inch thick using a rolling pin.

9.Bake for 15 minutes at 230C/450F.

Make the Mozzarella Cheese

1.Boil the cashews for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain.

2.Puree the boiled cashew and all remaining ingredients in a blender.

3.Pour this puree to a saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continously.

Make the Marinara Sauce

1.Sautee garlic in olive oil.

2.Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.

3.Puree in a blender.

Assemble the Pizza

1.Spread marinara sauce over pizza crust.

2.Top with “mozzarella cheese.”

3.Add sliced tomatoes.

4.Bake for 8 minutes at 230/C/450F.

5.Top with fresh basil leaves.



Update Message: This recipe could be fun for the kids to do for a healthy father’s day, Pizza isn’t often considered a healthy meal but this option definitely is.

Tags: dinner, vegetarian, recipes, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lunch, Mains

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