Pesto and avocado pizza

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This recipe is easy, simple and quick to make and full of delicious flavour!

Ingredients

For the pizza base 

See flatbread recipe or use a ready made pizza base from the supermarket, or even a pitta

For the pesto sauce

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pine nut kernels
  • 2/3 cup (155ml) light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (20g) nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

For the toppings

  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cup (200g) cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Rocket leaves
  • Basil leaves
  • Vegan cheese 

Method

For the basil pesto 

  1. Place the pine kernels into a large wok/pan and lightly roast until light brown.
  2. Place the roasted pine kernels, garlic cloves, basil leaves, oil, yeast and seasoning into a food processor/blender and whizz up until smooth.
  3. This will take around 2 minutes on high.
  4. Spread a good amount of pesto onto the flatbread base and top with your favourite toppings.
  5. Pop the pizza into the oven and cook for around 2-5 minutes, or until the vegan cheese has melted.
  6. Peel, de-stone and slice the avocado and place on top of the pizza.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe taken from Holly Jade at The Little Blog of Vegan

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