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Pesto and avocado pizza

Pesto and avocado pizza. This recipe is easy, simple and quick to make and full of delicious flavour!

Ingredients

For the pizza base

See flatbread recipe or use a ready made pizza base from the supermarket, or even a pitta.

For the pesto sauce

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pine nut kernels
  • 2/3 cup (155ml) light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (20g) nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

For the toppings

  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cup (200g) cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Rocket leaves
  • Basil leaves
  • Vegan cheese

Method

For the basil pesto

  1. Place the pine kernels into a large wok/pan and lightly roast until light brown.
  2. Place the roasted pine kernels, garlic cloves, basil leaves, oil, yeast and seasoning into a food processor/blender and whizz up until smooth.
  3. This will take around 2 minutes on high.
  4. Spread a good amount of pesto onto the flatbread base and top with your favourite toppings.
  5. Pop the pizza into the oven and cook for around 2-5 minutes, or until the vegan cheese has melted.
  6. Peel, de-stone and slice the avocado and place on top of the pizza.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe taken from Holly Jade at The Little Blog of Vegan

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