I love homemade pizza.
Jason and I usually enjoy a pizza once a week, which has turned out to be a great way of using our weekly CSA vegetables in a creative way. A few weeks ago I saw this salad pizza and immediately wanted to try my own version. Jason, who likes more traditional saucy “cheese”-y pizza, and can’t get behind some of my culinary experiments, was intrigued himself and so we went to work and came up with the Caesar Salad Pizza.
Move over Roasted Beet and Cashew Cheese Pizza, I think I have a new favorite!
Caesar Salad Pizza
1 Pizza Crust (I buy pre-made dough from my grocery store but here’s a great recipe for a homemade crust)
1/4 cup Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (I use Daiya)
8 oz Vegan Chickn (I use Gardein) or my super easy Chickn-Style Tofu
1 roma tomato
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 green onion
Caesar Salad Dressing
Caesar Salad Dressing
1 tbsp white miso
1 tbsp tahini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vegan worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
Prepare the pizza crust, your method of choice. If using pre-made dough (I’m not sure how widely available this is), pull out of bag and allow to rise for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out crust and place on floured baking pan or pizza stone. Brush crust with olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic. Bake for 10 minutes, until crust has risen and begun to golden slightly.
While crust is baking, prepare your chickn. If using tofu, here is my method. If using vegan Chickn breasts (like Gardein) heat pan up with a tbsp of oil and saute breast on each side (about 4 minutes per side). Remove from heat and cut into small piece. Set aside.
Prepare the caesar dressing. In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients with a whisk until well combined.
Remove crust from oven. Pour about 1/4 cup of dressing on crust and spread evenly. Spread “Chickn” evenly on the crust and sprinkle with about 1/4 cup cheese. Return to oven for another 5 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust has golden.
Meanwhile mix together romaine lettuce, tomato, and green onion with the rest of the salad dressing.
Remove pizza from oven and top evenly with salad.
Do you eat a lot of pizza at your house? What is one of your kind?