This can be used as a pizza (flavored) dip, or a spread. Of course, it’s vegan and gluten free, but it’s also raw, nut free and oil free. It goes great as a dip with random veggies. I like it with bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and celery. Of course it’s fabulous with crackers or chips as well.
Tonight I made a raw pizza and used this as the spread over the crust and then topped it with a bunch of pizza type veggies. It was perfect for it! Plus, quite easy to make. So of course, had to make sure to share the recipe here!
- 1 cup sundried tomatoes (not in oil), soaked in 2/3-3/4 cup water
- 2/3 cup saved sundried tomato soak water
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (shelled)
- 1/4 cup raw pepitas/shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 TBS coconut aminos
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Soak the sun dried tomatoes in warm water for about 20 min, longer if you have really hard tomatoes. Save the soak water because you will use it in the recipe. Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process until everything is all mixed in. It will be mildly thick. Feel free to add more soak water if you want it thinned out more.
Thought I would share my raw pizza process too. I got a wRAWp raw pizza crust this week at Mother’s Market (Grocery Store here in Orange County) and was excited to test em out! Random sidenote: wRAWp is a SoCal company. I liked the crust, it certainly doesn’t taste like real pizza, but I was impressed at how well it held up, while not being hard/crunchy. I thought that after spreading the pizza dip over it and letting it sit for over 30 min that it would begin to get semi soggy. Nope. Held up just great.
When you make a RAW pizza, you want to make sure you slice your veggies thin, it makes it easier to eat and seem more like ‘pizza’. On my pizza I used the pizza spread, torn massaged kale, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes, shallot and basil then sprinkled some oregano and black pepper over the top.
Hope you enjoy it!!