Nacho Pizza with Cashew Queso

HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH

3 cups organic all purpose flour

1 cup warm water

1 package active dry yeast

1 tbsp organic sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

  • Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Pulse flour and salt in food processor
  • After 10 minutes, slowly pulse in yeast mix and olive oil and continue pulsing until ball is formed
  • Place dough in mixing bowl and cover with a damp towel and let rise for at least 30 minutes

CASHEW QUESO

1 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked

1 cup warm water, plus more if needed

3 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 chipotle pepper in adobo

1 tbsp olive oil

Juice of one lemon

Sea salt and black pepper

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy

REFRIED BEANS

4 cups cooked pinto beans

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

1/4 cup vegetable broth

5 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp olive oil

1 cayenne pepper, minced

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp all purpose seasoning

1/4 tsp black pepper

  • Over medium heat, cook cayenne pepper and onions in oil for 10 minutes
  • Add garlic and jalapeno and cook for a few more minutes
  • Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, the cover and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Once cooked, mash with a potato masher or in the food processor once cooled (leave some chunks for texture)

FOR THE PIZZA

1 red onion,, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

4 oz (half package) of tempeh

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

Sea salt, black pepper and oregano

Avocado, salsa, cilantro, green onions, olives and/or tomatoes for topping

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Boil tempeh in 1 cup water and 1 tbsp soy sauce for about 10 minutes, then drain
  • In a pan over medium/high heat, cook onions in a little oil for about 5 minutes
  • Add bell peppers and cook for another 5 minutes, until charred
  • Crumble tempeh, lower heat and add tempeh, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and oregano and cook for a few more minutes until everything is well mixed
  • Spread out pizza dough on an oiled greased baking sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees
  • Remove pizza from oven and spread beans and tempeh mix over the top and cook for 5-7 more minutes
  • Garnish with desired toppings and serve

 

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