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
cumin
your choice of nut (almonds work best) a handful
nooch
water
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.

9 comments:

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) :)

jrsimon56 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...