Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vegan "Tempeh" Sausage, Green Sauce, & Daiya "Mozzarella" Pizza

Tempeh Sausage makes for a yummy pizza topping.
My first vegan sausage pizza & it was delicious!
Though baking on the cookie sheet is awesome, I actually went out and bought a pizza pie pan.
Now my pizzas will be super round and anatomically correct. ;)
As I conducted vegan recipe research, there were two ingredients in most recipes for tempeh sausage not available in my spice cabinet. So while fennel seed and red pepper flakes are on this week's grocery list, that "meaty" flavor on the pizza turned out exceptional without it.

Pizza Dough

1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoon dry active yeast
2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
2 tablespoon olive oil

My Pizza Crust Instructions
*tip after adding flour- massage garlic, seasonings, & olive oil into the dried dough, it gives off the most amazing smell & the crust is addictive!

Tempeh Sausage

1 package tempeh, crumbled
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon Italian seasonings

Spinach And Basil Green Sauce

3 cup spinach
1 1/2 cup fresh basil
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Simply mix these ingredients in a blender & voila! Sauce is ready. :)

Daiya for topping

Crumble tempeh & mix the ingredients into a bowl. Cook the "sausage" mixture on a medium high nonstick skillet with additional balsamic vinegar for 5-7 minutes.
Once pizza dough is ready, spread onto the pan. Add the sauce.
Cooked tempeh "sausage" & extra spinach leaves.
Then the Daiya! Add more "cheese" if desired. And yes, those New Balances are mine!!!
Bake for 15-22 minutes.
It was very, very delicious!!! But I needed more "cheese."

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