Vegan Turkish Pizza
This Vegan Turkish Pizza is versatile, wholesome, healthy, bursting with flavor, simple to make and just so good! The recipe is vegan, low FODMAP and gluten-free!
To make the flatbread
- 180 g (1cup) gluten-free flour blend
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 g Instant Yeast
- 45 g plant-based yogurt (coconut)
- 20 g vegan butter
- 90 g warm water
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the topping
- 160 g canned lentils
- 100 g walnuts
- 2 roasted red bell peppers
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- green parts of 3 spring onions (choped)
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/8 tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground allspice
To make the flatbread
In a medium bowl add the flour, salt, and sugar and whisk to combine well. Add the yeast and whisk one more time. Add the yogurt, melted butter and water, and either with your hands or with a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes. The dough should be a little bit sticky. If you are using a mixer you will need to pull away from the sides of the bowl in spots. Because It will not turn into a fully integrated ball of dough on its own.
Press the dough into a ball, cover it and place it in a warm spot to rise until it doubles in volume (for about 40 minutes
To make the topping
Drain the lentils from the water and rinse well.
Add the rinsed lentils in a blender, together with the walnuts, roasted pepper, tomato puree and green parts of spring onion. Blend until all the ingredients combine and you get a puree-like consistency. Watch out to not over process it, it shoudl still habe some textre
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add garlic-infused oil, and the lentil and walnut mixture. Season with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, and salt. Cook on medium heat for 5 to 6min stirring constantly.
Assamlbe the pizzas
Preheat the oven to 190°C (375° F
Once the dough has finished rising, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle lightly with more flour. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Working with one piece of dough at a time, lightly flour it and roll it into an oval shape about 3/8 inch thick.
Spread the topping over each piece.
Bake the pizzas for 10 to 15min.
Serve with fresh tomatoes, parsley, olives and/or vegan sour cream
Best served while it's warm. Enjoy! :)