Friday, March 20, 2009

can you see the steam rising?

do you see it? the steam? i took this picture not too long after this pizza was taken out of the oven. this is actually a repeat of a dish i made a while ago: cilantro pesto with black beans. i got the idea from aver's pizza. it's my fave place to get a pie, but is kinda pricey, and mostly so-not-vegan. so i decided to make it myself. i used pillsbury pizza dough-(chemical but vegan) and topped it with said pesto, black beans, roasted red peppers, green peppers, and banana peppers.

as usual i don't have a recipe for the pesto because i throw what i think will work in the blender and it comes out awesome every time:

fresh cilantro
1/2 onion
lime juice
your choice of nut (almonds work best) a handful
ms. dash chipotle blend
sea salt

blend together until smooth. pour on raw dough, top with veggies and bake according to the pizza dough directions.

btw, happy world meat-out day! we had a potluck at work. once again, forgot the camera, but took pictures with my phone. will post those pics later.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Looks yummy, Jen!

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

I really like using walnuts in my pesto; the high fat content of the walnuts reduces the need for olive oil which, in my opinion, usually just dulls the flavor of the herbs (At least I usually don't have very high quality olive oil on hand) :)

Anonymous said...

You should submit this to Pillsbury for the Bake off! They need a vegan to take the crown :)

Virginia said...

we had pizza last night, wish i had some pesto on hand!!

pixiepine said...

That looks good! I am all about some pesto!

VeganCowGirl said...

Jen! Your pizza kicks! Love the colour, love the steam! Keep it hot sister!

A_and_N said...

Nice pizza! Never had one with a 'green' sauce but this recipe looks like a keeper...bookmarked :)

miss v said...

pesto. PIZZA. yum!

Nicole said...

I have to try this Ms. Dash chipotle blend of which you speak...