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Red Lentil Pizza (GF, Vegan Friendly)

Posted: Fri, 23 September 2016, 11:07

When you think of pizza, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Well, I know for many (myself included) it's 'heaven on earth' , but then what do you think of? An occasional treat? High fat? Unhealthy?

This seems to be the opinion of many, however what if I told you I had created a super healthy, high fibre, high protein, absolutely delicious version of the classic favorite? 

What if I also told you that it was far easier to make than traditional homemade pizza? There's no dough, no rising, nothing. Just blitz it all up, fry like a panacke, cover with toppings and bake for a couple of minutes. 

This is great recipe to make with the kids on a rainy Saturday, or for a bit of casual dinner party fun! It could even be a pretty awesome date night idea... Give it a shot, let me know how it went, and send me pictures as I am so excited to see all of your personal touches! 

Ingredients

For the Base
  • 400g Uncooked Red Lentils
  • 450mls Water
  • Heaped tsp Vegetable Stock Powder
  • 1 Large Clove Garlic
  • Tsp Dried Italian Herbs
Topping
  • Tomato Sauce (homemade, passata, tomato puree, whichever you prefer)
  • Vegan Mozerella (violife available instore)
  • Assorted Veg, olives, herbs, pestos, etc

Method

Super Simple!

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C
  2.  Blitz all of the base ingredients together in the blender until a smooth(ish) batter is formed. You will more than likely still have some whole lentils still floating about
  3. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan.
  4. Use a little oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. Pour a ladle full of the batter into the pan and smooth accross as though cooking a pancake. It should be around the thickness of a thin crust pizza base, or a thick pancake. 
  5. Cook on a medium heat until you feel it is ready to be flipped. 
  6. Flip and leave on the medium-low heat until cooked through.
  7. Slide the base onto a board and continue to cook the bases a ladle or so at a time. 
  8. Smooth your tomato sauce over the top and add which ever toppings you wish. 
  9. Bake in the oven for 7-10 mins
  10. Serve sprinkled with rocket with a drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. 

Pizza Mix

Pizza Mix

Cooking The Base

Cooking The Base

Cooking The Base 2

Cooking The Base 2

The Cooked Base

The Cooked Base

Ready For The Oven

Ready For The Oven

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