Asian Pizza with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro (Vegan)

Pizza For Days!!

We are on a pizza kick here at our house.  I guess that’s what happens when you make a large batch of homemade pizza dough and there are only two of you!  I’m not complaining though, I love pizza.  Tonight we went for an Asian-inspired pizza.  Oh. My. Gosh.  It was sooooo good!!  Topping it with my homemade peanut sauce and cilantro really hit it out of the park.

Doing a quick saute helps the toppings since the pizza only bakes for about 12 minutes
Doing a quick saute helps the toppings since the pizza only bakes for about 12 minutes
Peanut sauce simmering
Peanut sauce simmering
All dressed up and nowhere to go...except in the oven!!
All dressed up and nowhere to go…except in the oven!!
Gloriously rustic
Gloriously rustic

Asian Pizza with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro (Vegan)

This recipe uses my Homemade Pizza Dough

(Serves 2-3)

Pizza Toppings

1 Leek, cleaned and chopped

3 Kale leaves, separated from vein and chopped

2 Carrots

1 Tbsp hoisin sauce

Olive Oil

Salt

Handful of Cilantro, roughly chopped

Preheat a pizza stone on a top rack in the oven at 500º F.  Take a medium pizza dough ball (about 1/3 dough from Homemade Pizza Dough recipe) and place it on a floured pizza peel.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.  Then, stretch the dough ball into a round and let sit for another 10-15 minutes (there are great videos on YouTube that show how to stretch pizza dough).  While the pizza dough round sits, work on cooking the toppings.

Heat leeks and carrots in pan with 1 Tbsp oil and hoisin sauce on medium heat until softened slightly (about 7 minutes).  Throw the kale into the pan to soften for a minute or two.  Take the pan off the heat and set to the side.

Put about 1 Tbsp olive oil all over the surface of the stretched dough to coat it.  Place the carrots, kale, and leeks on next, making sure to leave an inch of space around the outer edge of the dough.  Transfer the pizza from peel to heated stone and cook for 12-14 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.  While this cooks, you can now make the Peanut Sauce.

Peanut Sauce

3 Tbsp cashew milk, plain unsweetened

2 Tbsp peanut butter

2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp liquid aminos

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 Tbsp hoisin sauce

Heat all the ingredients in the pan you cooked the kale, carrots, and leeks in, on medium heat.  Turn down to low once it starts bubbling, being sure to stir occasionally.

When the pizza crust is golden brown, it is ready to be taken out of the oven.  Place the stone on a cooling rack and let sit for 5-10 minutes.  Top the pizza with fresh cilantro and drizzle the peanut sauce on top.  Enjoy!

Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth

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