Now I’m crossing the line you think? Well, let me try it on you first.
As a “RAW” foodist you can’t just eat fruit and salads all the time. Sometimes you need a little substance.
It is my understanding that for something to be considered “RAW” that it can’t have been heated to anything above 115 degrees farenheit but you can check the rules out yourself.
So instead of a baked crust on our pizza, we will have a dehydrated crust. Again, there is a lot of debate amongst the hardcore raw people as to what method is acceptable. Some say it is okay to do this in a very low oven while others insist that it must be done in a dehydrator.
I’m only trying to make you aware of this stuff, if you find it cool and want to pursue it yourself, then you will have to do your research and decide for yourself.
I happen to have a dehydrator because I LOVE kitchen tools and small appliances, but that’s just me.
I have an Excalibur dehydrator ( click here to check them out ).
Then you need a raw pizza crust recipe. If you look them up on the internet there are tons but this is the one I used for this particular pizza and found it worked quite nicely. ( click here to get raw pizza crust recipe and how to video )
This one looks pretty tasty too. ( click here)
So once you have your pizza crust, you are ready to start.
Now you have to find things to top it with.
I started with some nice home made “pesto like” spread.
In the food processor whiz up:
- 1 – 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- 1 date ( soak for about 10 minutes in hot water if it is too hard)
- Few sprigs of fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
- 1/4 sun dried tomato
- 1/4 cup of pine nuts or walnuts ( raw)
- 2 good handfuls of baby spinach
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
This will make a nice green paste that you can then spread on your pizza “crust”.
Then, top as you will. Any of your regular veggie pizza vegs will do but on this day I had some nice thinly sliced Roma tomato and some perfectly ripe avocado.
I then sprinkled with a little oregano and some S & P and I was in business!
This is only a suggestion, the world is your oyster……or oyster mushroom perhaps!