Today’s awesomely delicious guest post comes from Justin in Minneapolis. He and his wife, Paige, are brand-new to vegan cooking — this is the first thing they came up with (!!). When he posted it on Facebook, I wiped the drool off my face and asked if he would write it up to share with ya’ll. Enjoy!
An Easy Recipe for Lazy Vegans (and Wannabes)
Eating a vegan diet can be tough. Still, we know there are a lot of benefits to be had from eating even some of your meals without meat or dairy …or anything from an animal. The stringent, no-animals-involved-ever approach makes some of us reluctant to go full-on vegan (I refuse to classify honey as an animal product – that’s just too far), but there are some baby steps to help us eat better for the our health, the environment, and animals. So, with that somewhat half-assed spirit in mind, I’d like to share a recipe we recently picked up that’s 1) delicious, 2) vegan, and 3) easy to make. It’s the Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pineapple Pizza a.k.a. the “Hawaiian Pizza.”
Here are the ingredients:
1 ball of pizza dough – or a pre-made crust
1 cup vegan barbecue sauce – homemade recipe (or use fave store bought)
8 round slices pineapple
1 cup vegan citrus “chicken” – brand: Vegetarian Plus
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes – marinated in EVOO
1 cup Daiya cheese – Mozzarella & Cheddar blend (or one variety)
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onions
If you want to make things tough on yourself, follow the recipe and make your own BBQ sauce and pizza dough. If you just want to get to the eatin’ as quick as you can, go buy a good crust and a jar of vegan BBQ sauce (watch out for anchovies in some store-bought brands. Or don’t if you really like anchovies). Then, sauté the seitan “chicken”, grill the pineapples and slather the pizza crust with olive oil.
Next comes the BBQ sauce (be careful not to over do it …we found the 1 cup called for in the original recipe was a little much).
Now your bed is made and you’re ready for toppings – starting with the pineapples, dump on the onions, “cheese”, tomatoes and chicken bits. Then, pop it in the oven and after it cools, dig in!
See? That’s easy. If you’re the kind of person who likes a sweet BBQ flavor (think the traditional, open-faced BBQ sandwich) there’s a good chance you’ll like this. And just like me, you can pretend to be a sorta vegan!
If you want to follow the instructions from the original post, here’s the link.
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