THE BEST VEGAN PIZZA



INGREDIENTS - 1 small head broccoli, florets chopped into small pieces, top of stalk diced (½ cup) - ⅓ cup halved cherry tomatoes - Kernels from 1 ear fresh corn - ¼ cup coarsely chopped red onion - ½ jalapeño, thinly sliced - 4 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, diced - Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling and brushing - 1 (16-ounce) ball of Pizza dough - ½ cup fresh basil leaves - 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves - Pinches of red pepper flakes - Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - Cashew cream


METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 230 C.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, tomatoes, corn, onion, jalapeño, and sun-dried tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and taste. The vegetables should be well-seasoned and well-coated with olive oil so that the vegetables are flavourful throughout the pizza.

3. Stretch the pizza dough onto a 14-inch pizza pan. Brush the outer edges of the dough lightly with olive oil and spoon a few scoops of cashew cream onto the centre of the dough, just enough to spread it into a thin layer. Distribute the vegetables onto the dough.

4. Bake 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden, cooked through, and the broccoli is tender and roasted. Remove from the oven and drizzle generously with the cashew cream (if your cashew cream is too thick to drizzle, stir in a little water). Top with the fresh basil, fresh thyme, and pinches of red pepper flakes.