2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge - K is for Kale - Gluten free vegan kale pizza with grilled vegetables

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Yes - gluten free and vegan food can taste amazing! 

So I have been looking at this gluten free cauliflower pizza base for a while. Could you do the same with kale, and make it vegan as well? Why not!


200g   Raw weight kale with large stalks removed
50g     Silken tofu
25g     Pine nuts
1/4tsp Nutmeg
1/2tsp Salt
Crushed black pepper to taste

1. First wash the kale then steam for about 4 minutes till wilted & soft. I do this by removing from the water it has been soaking in to remove any dirt. There should be enough water left on the leaves to steam it when you put a lid on the pan. Once it is cooked leave to chill. 
2. Place kale into a tea towel and squeeze out the water left inside - this helps the pizza base bind together. 
3. Whizz the strained kale in a food processor with the other ingredients till you have a fine texture. 
4. Form into a pizza base shape on a baking tray and non stick baking mat. 
5. Bake the base in a pre-heated oven @ 180 oC for 35 minutes (yes it really does take that long to dry it out). 
6. Take the base out of the oven and add your toppings. 
7. Replace in oven for 5 - 10 minutes to cook the toppings. 
8. Remove from oven and delve in!

For my topping I added neapolitan sauce, caramelised red onion, grilled butternut squash, asparagus, olives and roasted peppers & sprinkled with pinenuts.
Next time I'll try adding a little tapioca flour as well to firm it up a bit more.......


vanillabean said...

so pretty!!! and all those flavors together... nice.

James said...

Why thank you! :)

Kathryn Thornton said...

James, Great idea.

I have replaced crust on quiche with a spinach, crust using egg as the binder and cooking to harden before adding the egg mixture.

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