The first time I had raw pizza was in a restaurant and it was dee-licous! I’ve had it a few times since, but never really thought of trying to recreate it myself until recently. I love my dehydrator, don’t get me wrong, but it took me awhile to figure out how to perfectly “uncook” grawnola, flax crackers & kale chips as each dehydrator is a bit different and takes different amounts of love to work ;p
So imagine my surprise when the first time I made the pizza it turned out perfectly!
Right amount of crunch, but also a bit chewy in the centre without any sogginess. It’s funny, because the first time I had raw pizza was at a raw restaurant in Guelph, Ontario and I was so impressed that I bought a raw cookbook they were selling. It’s called Uncooking with RawRose, your guide to raw foods and it is still one of my favourite cookbooks. I can’t find the recipe online anywhere, but here is a link to her website if you are interested in the cookbook: http://www.rawrose.com/
I didn’t even really have to adjust the drying time or temperature, like I normally do.
I used to always buy pre-made pizza sauce, but I’ve really been wanting to get out of that habit. So when the crusts were ready, I threw some ingredients together for sauce.
Sunny Marinara Sauce
4 sundried tomatoes
1 handful of cherry tomatoes
1 handful of fresh, chopped parsley
2 cloves of garlic
1-2 tbsp of olive oil
Process until it is all mixed together. I used my mini food processor for this and it worked nicely.
It tasted pretty good for just having thrown the ingredients together and hoping for the best =) This was enough for 4 mini pizzas, which is enough for 2 people.
I put a bit of sauce on the crust, then some onion, yellow pepper, I marinated some mushroom slices (coconut aminos, olive oil, a touch of maple syrup, some olive oil & apple cider vinegar) and topped it off with some sunflower sprouts.
I didn’t have a completely raw meal though. I also had some very lightly steamed broccoli.
To keep this 100% raw, have a nice salad with it.