Deep Dish Vegan Pizza

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
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40 min 30 min 1
Deep Dish Vegan Pizza
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3/4 cup Black-eyed peas, raw (soaked for 2-4hrs in warm water)
2 tsp Vegetable oil
1/2 medium Red onion (chopped)
1/2 pepper(s) Serrano pepper (chopped)
1 leaf Bay leaf
1/2 cup Tomato sauce, canned (italia)
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning, McCormick
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper (generous dash)
1 cup Water, filtered
1 block Tofu, silken, extra firm (well crumbled)
1 tsp Garlic powder
3 tsp, ground Thyme, dried
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning, McCormick
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 12 inch crust Pizza crust, commercial (deep dish)
2 cup Tomato-Basil pasta sauce


Soak the black eyed peas for 2-4 hours. Wash and drain to use. In a pan, add 2 tsps oil and heat on medium heat. Add onions, bay leaf and chili pepper or green pepper. Cook until golden. Add ½ cup pasta sauce, herbs, salt, garlic, black pepper, mix well and cook for a minute. Add soaked black eyed peas and water and cover fully and cook on low-medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until tender. (the duration of soaking and old/new batch of peas will determine the cook time. add more water and cook longer if needed). If using cooked/canned peas, add ½ cup water and mix and cook for 15-20 minutes until almost dry. Taste and adjust salt and spice. Or you can use any Indian spiced black eyed pea stew from the blog.:) Use less water to make a dryer stew.

Tofu Thyme Ricotta:
Crumble the Tofu well. Add all the ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust salt and herbs if needed.

Make the dough. Add the yeast, sugar to warm water. Add flours, herbs, salt to the frothy yeast mixture. Knead to make a smooth dough. Let the dough sit covered till you prepare the rest of the ingredients. I left it on the counter for 15 minutes. Punch the dough and roll out to two 8 -9 inch round. Press the dough into a cake pan and push the edges up using your fingers or knuckles. Spray water on top. Bake the dough in pre-heated 400 degrees F for 6-7 minutes.

Remove from oven and Add ⅓ cup pasta sauce. Top with half of the black eyed peas, even them with a spatula, top with half of the tofu ricotta. Add other layers of choice like greens or mushrooms. top that with ½ cup pasta sauce. Top with non dairy cheese(optional).
Bake at 400 for 20-22 mins. Cool for 2 minutes then slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 2433
Calories from fat 775
Calories from saturated fat 247
Total Fat 86 g
Saturated Fat 27.4 g
Trans Fat 1.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 25.8 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 9298 mg
Potassium 5140 mg
Total Carbohydrate 320 g
Dietary Fiber 42 g
Sugars 70 g
Protein 116 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 13.0
Meat Alternative 5.4
Vegetables 11.6

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