Monday, January 31, 2011

Vegan Pizza Day: Sweet Chili Bok Choy Pizza

Anyone a fan of gettin' popped in the mouth by their pizza?

By that, I of course mean putting red pepper flakes on pizza, hands down my favorite condiment for pizza of any kind. Cheese, sauce, and carbs are great, but they really need a little punching up!

So goes the inspiration for my second pizza for Vegan Pizza Day on January 29th. I had another ball of whole grain dough, and with the idea of using an unconventional spicy "sauce" for the pizza and topping it with greens, I made up a Thai-style bok choy pizza.

I initially par-cooked the bok choy with garlic and sesame oil for some added flavor, but after I baked the pie, I realized the veggies would've been much crunchier if I had just piled them on raw- the oil and sauce softened them up too much, and I could've done without the extra oil anyway. Outside of that, this was fun to make AND eat- think of it as being able to combine your fave Thai takeout with your fave pizza delivery! I'm posting the revised version here:

* Spread about 3 tbsp. of Thai sweet chili sauce over your dough.
* Spread about 2 stalks of chopped bok choy over the sauce.
* Top with some chopped smoked tofu (aka- leftovers from my other apple-smoked tofu pizza!)
* Sprinkle about a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger and chopped scallions (about 2 stalks worth) over the bok choy. Sprinkle with a bit of grated garlic, if desired.
* Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes until crust is crisp.

Hope everyone else had a rockin' Vegan Pizza Day!


Len Sandler said...

I've never tried Thai pizza before, I'll definitely try this out this weekend. Thanks.
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