It's amazing the number of foods you can turn into a creamy vegan cheese – cashews, soy beans, almonds, and as this recipe proves, sunflower seeds! This pizza also has tomato paste, olive oil, bell peppers and mushrooms, and a sprinkle of oregano. What a deliciously savory way to eat your veggies!

Veggie Pizza With Sunflower Seed Cheese [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Pizza:

  • Plain store-bought pizza base
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • 12 mixed olives
  • 1 yellow or red pepper (or red)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large ripe tomato, sliced
  • Some rocket

For the Sunflower Seed Cheese:

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Evenly spread 1 1/2-2 tablespoons on your pizza base. Drizzle some olive oil, a bit of salt, garlic powder, and oregano on it.
  3. Then start making the sunflower seed cheese. Put all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until you get a smooth paste.
  4. Spoon the sunflower seed cheese paste on your pizza base on top of the tomato sauce layer. Then slice up 2 closed cup mushrooms, 1 large ripe tomato, some pepper, and the olives and also put them on your pizza.
  5. Drizzle a little bit more oil over it and a dash of sea salt.
  6. Put in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve.
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